Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin? : Planet Money : NPR

Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin? : Planet Money : NPR

I’m playing with Joshua Bell and the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra this week and looked up some history on Mr. Bell’s famous violin. I came across this story on NPR discussing experiments in which modern instruments were compared with old Stradivarii and the results were not as expected. In fact, in many cases, purchasing a more modern violin will not only save you money, but also give you a better tone!

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