Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

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  • Published on:  Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Many musicians prefer these 300-year-old instruments, but are they actually worth it?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOAntonio Stradivari is generally considered the greatest violin maker of all time. His violins are played by some of the top musicians in the world and sell for as much as $16 million. For centuries people have puzzled over what makes his violins so great and they are the most scientifically studied instruments in history. I spoke to two world class violinists who play Stradivarius violins as well as a violin-maker about what makes Stradivari so great. Special thanks to Stefan Avalos for the Stradivari research footage.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    Violins aren't the only thing where a high price may not translate into quality. Watch our video on why expensive wine is for suckers: http://bit.ly/2wBvje9

  • naota3k

     2 months ago

    @Dork Born his Bass has 300,000 strings?

  • Headless Horseman

     4 months ago

    Most people forget that there were other famous violin makers besides Antonio Stradivari. There was Gasparo da Salo, Andrea Amati, Nicolo (Nicolaus) Amati (the grandson of Andrea Amati), Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri, and Carlo Bergonzi

  • Y2Keos

     7 months ago

    My middle school orchestra teacher had a Stradivarius violin and he never EVER let it out of his sight. He'd bring it lunch, to board meetings, even on field trips. When he retired he sold it for 5.6 million dollars and now he lives in a mansion in Wisconsin. Lucky guy

  • TheSpecialOne

     6 hours ago

    @DoctorChained I would

  • TheSpecialOne

     6 hours ago

    @Jackafur Gabbiani How do you know? I find it quite possible. He could have inherited it. Maybe he was waiting a bit for the average price for one to go up so he can sell it for more. Sounds pretty smart to me.

  • Chopperdragon39

     1 years ago

    do it like ling ling

  • AquaticEntity

     10 days ago

    Violagangviolagangviolagangviolagang

  • Love Flower

     1 months ago

    practice for 40 hours a day

  • Trevor Miles

     1 years ago

    Did the taxi driver return it with no strings attached?

  • IHateEveryjuan

     2 months ago

    That’s a rack that’s a rack

  • coolguishi Wolf

     2 months ago

    @Arlene MarotoThe string can be worth a lot of money

  • A Salad

     3 months ago

    *If you can sell it slow, you can sell it fast*

  • Cosmos

     1 months ago

    @Keeling Charles it's twoset

  • C. Q. Cumber

     1 months ago

    @Keeling Charles Twoset

  • Renan da Silveira Santos

     1 years ago

    It's also pretty cool that they are played to this day and not just in storage in someone's collection.

  • TodayTestfbsfbsfbs

     3 months ago

    that's right i can't understand why people collect things, when you collect things you need to have a use for them.

  • Evan James

     4 months ago

    Yes. Instruments are meant to be played, not collecting dust. :)

  • AnimalsAndReports

     1 years ago

    It roughly translates to a subconscious placebo effect 🎻

  • Renee Tate

     11 days ago

    @DoctorChained -All musical instruments sound fuller at a certain distance from the instrument. Infact a whole symphony actually sounds better or fuller in the very back of the symphony hall then in the very front near the symphony.

  • DoctorChained

     12 days ago

    @Renee Tate "It sounds better the farther you are from it"Sheesh. The placebo effect is strong in this one.

  • Daniel Kim

     4 months ago

    Roses are redViolets are blueNo matter here you are, TwoSetViolin comments haunt you

  • Cosmos

     1 months ago

    A M A Z I N G!

  • Lauren T

     2 months ago

    40 hours a day I'm haunted my TwoSet comments

  • Mr. Krabbs

     1 years ago

    ok but that woman was talented as hell

  • Mikatimodo Bushkov

     3 months ago

    @Snurt Groolan dunno why people nowadays can't stop giving non needed details about someone's else comment like for god's sake you stated the obvious i'm pretty sure that the guy knows that she worked hard to get to that point of mastering violin without the need to tell us

  • Charlie Tian

     3 months ago

    she is one of the leaders of a world renowned orchestra after all

  • Tequila _

     4 months ago

    WHy arEnt yOu P R A C T I C I N G

  • Alex Rivera

     4 hours ago

    Anya Gaff 😂

  • Anya Gaff

     15 days ago

    Mom?