Despite the difficulty thieves might find reselling famous works of the master luthier, history shows that Stradivariuses hold enduring attraction to thieves.
Both rosin and music produced by strings go back thousands of years. When the two came together is uncertain, but it’s easy to understand why.
The search for identity and value in fine stringed and other instruments is its own treasure hunt. Several factors matter – including how it sounds.
Instruments like violins and cellos produce harmonic tone vibrations, involuntarily or by intent, from strings other than the string being played.
Venice stood apart from the other Italian city-states, a blend of culture and art from a bigger world beyond southern Europe. Violins from there reflect this.
Political of the Renaissance ordered northern Italian cities in violinmaking. But bubonic plague hit Brescia a little harder as most of its luthiers perished.
The prodigy Menuhin had a taste for the best violins in the world, and his virtuosity made him deserving thereof. For all he was given he also gave in kind.
Rare musical instruments as investments are attractive because a growing wealth market appreciates the finite supply of fine violins and other instruments.
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The bridge in all stringed instruments is a simple, unheralded part that transfers vibrations from the strings to the instrument body. It’s all physics!
The thick neck of this obscure stringed instrument speaks to the double duty it and its players serve to produce its rich tonality. Barytons are quite rare.
The traditions that gave us the best violins ever made continue in this northern Italian city. This heritage is even recognized by UNESCO.
The versatility of bows on strings is evident in how musicians over the past century have found ways to swing an instrument that can do bebop as well as Bach.
The option to rent an instrument makes sense in a variety of circumstances. Understanding the variables should help players decide what’s right for them.
As only humans can craft fine stringed instruments – violins, cellos, violas, basses – some are better than others. Luthier competitions show us who.