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Thread #30334 Message #1861801
Posted By: frogprince
17-Oct-06 - 09:45 PM
Thread Name: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Subject: RE: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
"a 200 yo copy strad would sound as good as a real strad if it was a real copy and made of similar wood and dimensions"
I wish I could cite the source for this now, but a few years ago I read an article by someone who surmised that Stradivarius used wood salvaged from construction beams that were already centuries old.