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Stradivarius Cello - almost a CD holder!

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by Marlat, May 19, 2004.


  1. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    From CNN.Com

    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A nurse found a 320-year-old cello made by master craftsman Antonio Stradivari lying by a trash bin -- and almost had her boyfriend convert it into a CD holder, police said Tuesday.

    Detective Donald Hrycyk said Stevens asked her boyfriend, a cabinetmaker, to either repair the instrument or convert it into a unique CD holder. She said she didn't know its significance until she noticed a news report May 7.

    The 1684 cello was one of only about 60 made by Stradivari in his Cremona, Italy, workshop. The philharmonic association bought it about three decades ago.

    For more information, see:

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/05/19/rare.cello.ap/index.html