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    Violin Inflation: (You Think Gas is Going Up?)

    Rueters has reported that violins have been really hitting those high notes (bank notes that is )

    "Russian businessman Maxim Viktorov recently paid a record price for a violin made by Guiseppe Guarneri, paying "well in excess" of the previous world auction record for a musical instrument of $3.54 million for Stradivari’s 1708 "Hammer" in 2006" (privately purchased through the Sotheby’s, the price of the Guarneri acquisition was not disclosed).

    Recent Violin sales include:
    • As mentioned above, a violin made by Antonio Stradivari, right, in 1708, nicknamed “the Hammer” after the Swedish collector Christian Hammer, was sold at Christie’s New York, for $3.54 million in 2006
    • Last year another Stradivarius violin, “the Solomon”, made in 1729, sold for $2.73 million at Christie’s New York. It had once been owned by the English collector Robert Bower, who is said to have once owned 24 Stradivari instruments
    • In 2005 “the Lady Tennant”, a violin made in 1699, the beginning of Stradivari’s “golden age”, sold for $2.03 million at Christie's New York
    • The “Kreutzer” Stradivarius, made in 1727, went for £947,500 at Christie's London in 1998 (nearly $1.87 million in US dollars)
    • The “Mendelssohn” Stradivarius from 1720 sold for £902,000 at Christie’s London in 1990 ($1.79 million)
    • In 2006 the “Fenyves” violin, made by Stradivari circa 1720 and named after the Hungarian-born musician Lorand Fenyves, sold for $1.44 million in Boston
    • The “Taft” Stradivarius from 1700 made £861,000 at Christie’s New York in 2000 ($1.7 million)
    • A Stradivarius from 1712, “Le Brun”, fetched £795,000, at Sotheby’s in 2001 ($1.57 million)
    The new Garritan Orchestral Strings 2 will have a Guarneri Del Jesu, 2 Stradivaris (as well as Amati, Gofriller, Montagnana, Gagliano, etc).

    Should I add a bunch of zeros to the price?

    ~Gary

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    Talking Re: Violin Inflation: (You Think Gas is Going Up?)

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    Re: Violin Inflation: (You Think Gas is Going Up?)

    How about the violinist who accidentally crushed his $1 million G.B. Guadagnini.


    http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_19642.aspx

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    Re: Violin Inflation: (You Think Gas is Going Up?)

    But this would be the true killer:

    Garritan GPOA/GOS2 strad - priceless!

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    Re: Violin Inflation: (You Think Gas is Going Up?)

    Gary,

    If you do decide to add some zeroes to the price,

    Please add them at the LEFT HAND SIDE.
    If you insist on adding them to the right hand side, do so AFTER THE DECIMAL PLACE.

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    Re: Violin Inflation: (You Think Gas is Going Up?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan View Post
    .......... The new Garritan Orchestral Strings 2 will have a Guarneri Del Jesu, 2 Stradivaris (as well as Amati, Gofriller, Montagnana, Gagliano, etc).....Should I add a bunch of zeros to the price? ~Gary
    There is a joke in Holland. How to become more important? Just try getting more zeroes behind you. A zero in Dutch(=nul) means "a nobody". With the latest Euro-Dollar rate, you can't do much harm to us Europeans

    Raymond

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    Re: Violin Inflation: (You Think Gas is Going Up?)

    Last year another Stradivarius violin, “the Solomon”,
    Ahhh, they spelled my last name wrong again.

    I have a bridge for sale if that Russian is interested in antiques.
    Styxx

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