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tmm200
01-04-2012, 07:49 AM
I thought you all would enjoy this article.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/04/paypal-buyer-destroys-violin?CMP=twt_fd

I liked the bit about two virtuosos trying out the same Stradivarius. One says it's unplayable; the other one loves it and buys it. Beauty is in the ear of the beholder.

Skidmore
01-04-2012, 04:27 PM
I saw this earlier today and checked out some other stories by the author. His work looks sketchy at best and I'm not convinced he double-checked his sources. I also hope it's not true.

Plainsong
01-04-2012, 06:49 PM
Helen Killer is a woman. If you watch cartoons, you've probably enjoyed much of her voiceover work. It's legit. The original article is at Regretsy. The violin was certified by a luthier, and while labels can be false, the instruments themselves can actually be worth more, depending on the story and other factors, like a typical antique.