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When discussing Tribbles, Spock noted to Dr. McCoy that while they were "nice, soft, and furry and they make a pleasant sound", a violin covered in ermine would be the same, and he would "see no advantage in having one." (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles")
Replicators aboard the USS Enterprise-D were programmed to manufacture musical instruments, like violins. Data was an accomplished violinist capable of reproducing or blending many styles of performance. Recitals in Ten Forward were commonplace, and Data performed with many musicians, including Dr. Juliana Tainer and Lieutenant Jenna D'Sora. (TNG: "In Theory", "Inheritance")
During their Sherlock Holmes holoprogram, Data told La Forge about Holmes' famous violin, bought for fifty-five shillings in Tottenham Court Road. He then played the instrument. (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")
Commander Riker once stated that the Enterprise was "not a violin" when the crew tried to stimulate the vibration of a cosmic string in order to break free from the influence of a two-dimensional lifeform. (TNG: "The Loss")
|Violin • Viola • Cello • Double bass|
|Guitar • Double guitar • Lute • Vulcan lute • Klingon guitar|