stradivarius

The Ames Stradivarius disappeared from violinist Roman Totenberg's office in 1980. Thirty five years later, it finally turned up.
I went to yet another violin shop this weekend. The fine violin shop cliche is a beautiful space in a prime location with oriental rugs and antiques peppered throughout.
There has been a lot of debate in recent years over what makes a violin special. Are the great old Italian violins really better than instruments by modern makers? If so, why? And by how much?
Stradivarius, a name associated with excellence in any field, originated from the finely-tuned instruments that the Stradivari