Credit: Andrea Bauer

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Since its perfection 300 years ago by members of the Stradivari family, the violin hasn’t evolved much in terms of design. Peter Seman, who describes himself as “president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer” of Skokie-based Seman Violins, guesses that’s what leads people to tinker with the instrument’s build in ways that aren’t necessarily intuitive: “All of these people have been doing weird experiments to make the violin better.”