A recent report claims rare violins have weathered the economic downturn better than other types of investments.
Stringed instruments get their own “hall of fame” in the world capital of violin making, Cremona, Italy.
Maybe qualifying for a cello passport, for instance, would require them to carry a special harness designed to attach to the aircraft seat. If you can buy a special harness to strap your pet into a car, why not your Strad?
Cremona, Italy is a preeminent center for manufacturing musical instruments and was recently named a cultural heritage site by a United Nations agency.
One of the world’s most successful dealers of Stradivari violins finds himself in the middle of a firestorm.Â
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Scientists try to replicate Strad sound by rubbing violin with fungus;
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