Question: How much is a genuine Stradivarius worth?

Antonio Stradivari is widely considered the greatest violin maker of all time, and his instruments sell for as much as $16 million.

How many Stradivarius are left in the world?

Only about 650 surviving Stradivarius violins exist, and many of them are in the hands of private collectors, safely hidden from public view. There are even fewer cellos, about 55, and about 12 violas.

How do I know if my Stradivarius is real?

The usual label, whether genuine or false, uses the Latin inscription Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno [date]. This inscription indicates the maker (Antonio Stradivari), the town (Cremona), and made in the year, followed by a date that is either printed or handwritten.

Can a Stradivarius be copied?

People have been copying these and other Stradavari instruments almost ever since they were first produced. And, while owning an original may be unattainable, thanks to some cool science, getting your hands on a pretty spot-on copy could be well within reach.

How much is a 1667 Stradivarius worth?

Theyve estimated it to sell for more than $45 million—about three times the auction record for an instrument, currently held by a Stradivarius violin that sold for about $15.6 million in 2011.

What makes a Stradivarius violin so valuable?

Stradivarius violins are renowned for their supposedly superior sound when compared to other instruments. For example, one study argued that a “little ice age” which affected Europe from 1645 to 1715, was responsible for the slow-growth wood used in the construction of the violins that gives them a particular quality.

How much is a Stradivarius violin copy worth?

Anywhere from $50 to $50,000 depending on its maker. The vast majority of violins are copies of some Stradivarius or another; most arent marked as such.

How much is a Stradivarius violin worth?

Antonio Stradivari is widely considered the greatest violin maker of all time, and his instruments sell for as much as $16 million.

How much is a copy of a Stradivarius violin worth?

Anywhere from $50 to $50,000 depending on its maker. The vast majority of violins are copies of some Stradivarius or another; most arent marked as such. (In fact, I suspect many violin makers dont realize that the shapes theyre using were created by careful measurement of a Stradivarius.)

What is the highest price paid for a Stradivarius violin?

The highest price paid for a Stradivarius violin is $16 million. A rare viola made by the Italian artisan Antonio Stradivari in 1719 that will be sold by Sothebys in a sealed bid auction in June is valued at $45 million.

How do I know if my old violin is worth anything?

The best way to truly know if your violin is worth money is to have an official appraisal by a reputable service. An appraiser will be able to evaluate the quality and history of your violin and estimate its worth based on current market conditions.

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