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Thread #30334   Message #390929
Posted By: GUEST,petr
05-Feb-01 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Subject: RE: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Id like to add a word on cost, as the cost of an instrument doesnt always correlate to the sound. but in general you will find university level music students playing on instrument from 5 to $20,000 and symphony players around $100,000. many luthiers in the past copied certain makers up to and including the label. Like I have a strad 1728 model although its actually german made from the 20's I rained on someones bonfire once when she insisted she had a strad because thats what the label said.