When was the modern violin made?
The violin was made between the years 1875-1899.
The first violin made was by Andrea Amati in 1555. There are a few violins of his from that year that would be the actual first violin. A search of "violin Amati 1555" would give you pictures of these instruments. Interestingly, the first instrument in the violin family was not the violin. It was the viola!
Viols were used in the 15th through 17th centuries. They are of the same family as the violin but different in that they have five or six strings. Modern violins (and violas, cellos, and basses) have four strings. The earliest made surviving four-string violin is one of a set of 24 made for King Charles IX of France in the 1560's.
Andrea Amati; the Italian inventor; is the one created what we know as the modern violin in 1580. The violin, much like other instrumental pieces such as the piano, has been around for a long, long time. And of course since it's such an old piece, many people have gone and claimed that they were the inventors of it, although this is true in a few cases. The modern violin that we know today is…