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P4
This ‘Old Man’ Is a Real Survivor

Blaine Sprouse's fiddle has weathered a Tennessee tornado and much, much more in the past 150 years

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Bergonzi
Lingering on Four Strings of Many Colors

A 1732 Bergonzi violin that dares Noah Bendix-Balgley to adapt

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Jan Vogler
True Strad Magic: Feeling ‘Fresh & Modern’ at 300

Jan Vogler’s colorful, resourceful ‘form B’ Stradivari cello

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GageRealistViolin
The Electric Company: A Century-Wide Look at the Electric Violin

100 years of innovative instruments & performers beg the question: Has the electric violin's time come?

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Setapen
A 1624 Brothers Amati That Wears Its ‘Heart on its Sleeve’

Ilana Setapen’s stand partner loaned her this ‘buttery’ violin, made by Girolamo and his son Nicolò

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Veronese
A Musical Palette

There’s no reason that evidence of your musical passion shouldn’t end up on your walls

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Elizabeth Pitcarin
The ‘Red Mendelssohn’ Stradivari That Inspired the Silver Screen

Elizabeth Pitcairn performs on the real ‘red’ violin that inspired a musician and a film

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Nicola Benedetti
The ‘Gariel’ Strad Violin Inspires with Its Sound

British superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti enjoys the privilege of a rare find 

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Watson Bows
Celebrating an Artisan of the String World: Old No. 7 Brand

The last living bow maker from the Hill shop reflects on a singular career

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Antonio Stradivari’s Greatest Hits on Exhibit in England

The Ashmolean Museum gathered Stradivari’s finest instruments—some not seen for decades—for a special exhibit

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