..At the end of a two year "Violin Timbre" research project, I would suggest this following combination gives the best acoustical results, and seems to meet the acoustical goal of increasing the strength of the lower overtones produced by the strings and at the same time reducing the strength of the upper overtones. This is a distinguishing mark of the best Cremona period violins by Grarnarie and Stradivarius; {look for sound analysis section elsewhere to see how this effect looks like on a sound analyzer chart...}
...Click here to read how this combination of three techniques produces superior acoustical properties in violin making : ...................