Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

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Violins: Modeled after the Greats

Guarneri Model (left) and Stradivari Model (right) Have you ever wondered why so many violins have labels inside them that say “Antonius Stradivarius”, usually accompanied by a year in the 1700s that has nothing to do with when the instrument was actually made? In the violin-making world, two names reign above all others: Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri. Almost every violin ever made (and certainly every mass-produced one) is modeled after one of these greats. […]