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The secret of Stradivarius?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by milomo, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. milomo


    Aug 5, 2007
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Anyone see this?
  2. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    I would like to see a comparison of Strads vs other Strads, I would gamble that the density will vary greatly, just as so many other factors did.

    One dealer gave me the best answer I've heard:
    "Strad's secret: spend your life making violins".

    I'm still a fan of the guy who claims it was chicken magic, that the violins were once covered in a copious layer of chicken poop and feathers, which have dropped off over the years. His home shop violins look like they were tarred (w/ ka-ka) and feathered. He is most definitely mad as a hatter.
  3. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    Doh, I just posted the same link the repairs forum. :bag: