The Strad violin is noted for its tonal qualities and superior craftsmanship. And for its price tag. There are many theories why the Strad sounds so great, from the wood to the lacquer, to the simple fact that Antonio Stradivari was really good at what he did. Rosin up your bow and take a listen.
The 1684 ‘Croall, McEwen’ Antonio Stradivari violin sold for million at Ingles & Hayday on 28 March The final sale price was just under the upper guide price of million. The auction took place at Sotheby’s galleries in New Bond Street, London.
A forgetful musician was in luck when the lost Stradivarius violin was found at Switzerland's Bern train station after he absentmindedly left it on a Swiss train two days earlier. The Strad, priced in the millions, was borrowed from a friend.
A piccolo Stradivarius violin is realistically rendered in three dimensions with golden strings, a sparkling diamond outer binding, fingerboard, tuning keys and bow. The reddish-brown enamel nicely emulates the spruce wo