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Stradivarius Cello - almost a CD holder!

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

  1. 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.

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