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P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-17-2006, 04:13 PM

And its got non original strings!

Phillip Allen
05-17-2006, 04:19 PM
I wonder who will get to sweat on it?

Nicholas Carey
05-17-2006, 04:41 PM
I got to...uh..."fiddle" with a Strad once. A friend of mine used to be the junior half of musical instruments at Sotheby's New York. I was visiting and they had Lady Tennant in for auction. My friend Mark handed it to me and said, "take a look at this fiddle...what do you think?" I allowed as how it seemed pretty nice. Futzed with it for a bit
Then he told me who made it and what it was worth :eek:

It was a awfully nice fiddle, though.

Sotheby's is a strange place -- especially "backstage" -- where art masterpieces are just...so much merchandise, stacked cheek by jowl on the shelves. Very odd.

05-17-2006, 07:06 PM
A little bit out of my price range. ;)