In the day of ancient Asia, the violin box was just a big drum or like an empty cane. Although they had string, but no fingerboard. They created sounds by pressing on the strings.
In Kemence of Persia, they pressed downward on the attached strings and moved the instrument to make a sound without using the bow. Rebab, an Arabian made an advanced violin box shaped like an echelon formation with ribs similar to Lut in the present time. When Moor invaded Spain, violin was introduced as Revec to the western people for the first time. Harp was essential for the religious ceremony for the priest of Kelt. The Kelt also used Chrouth as an old instrument in Asia.
Chrouth, strings were stretched to the
wooden box, neck piece was curved and
narrow, bridge and two holes was placed on the belly.
The Gaspel which described about Rira and Fiedle is of Beisenburk, friar of Benedict party in the ninth century, Germans made variety kinds of instruments Rira, an instrument that is oval shaped with one string and the hanger board. People believe that Rira came from the oriental Revec. Fiedle is an instrument that is curved inward of the center. As previously stated, Asians bended down to play without changing of bow's direction. If more than one string, they rolled the instrument to the right and left side instead of changing the bow's direction for touching outside in strings.
According to the word source, the Germans called this movement to the instrument "Geigen". The Germans were not used to play as the way they were, therefore, They remodeled the trunk slimmer with deep curves and finger board for them to play on their feet in a easier way. The Italians imported the bowed stringed instrument in the early thirteenth century from France and German. The Italians, Amati Family had made great work with the imported violin and also, Antonio Stradivary made the very finest violin.