Do I own a genuine Stradivarius?

If your old violin has a Stradivarius label on it, you should assume that it is not the real thing. Stradivarius labels can be found by the thousands as no violin maker is so frequently copied. Usually such a label means nothing more than that the violin is modeled on a Stradivarius violin. Ask a violin maker for his opinion. The same applies to violins with labels from Amati, Guarneri and many others. Our answer to this common question is to say that there are about 500 Stradivarius violins left, 2000 of them are in Lübeck.

Last update on 2011-01-28 by Haat-Hedlef Uilderks.

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