A great invention just as much cancels and wipes out one field of knowledge as it promotes another: opening one door, it closes out an entire domain which is barely understood thereafter (…) It short-circuits a corpus of knowledge which remains in history like a forgotten loop of piping cord.

Michel Serres, Géométrie

Gutenberg's printing press. The invention of printing was one
reason for the loss of knowledge linked with the oral traditions of craftsmanship.

Was the invention of the violin a consequence of the great discoveries of the Renaissance? In fact, the birth of the instrument owes everything to developments in music and nothing to scientific or technical progress. So the answer to the question is no, though the advances that began during the period were plainly responsible for the loss of knowledge relating to the violin's conception.