The storied “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” violin crafted by Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” in 1742, currently on a lifetime loan to American musician Rachel Barton Pine. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco
The storied “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” violin crafted by Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” in 1742, currently on a lifetime loan to American musician Rachel Barton Pine. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco
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From Stradivarius violins to a Gibson Les Paul, antique instruments and vintage guitars are 2021’s smartest financial investment – really

  • There are only about 300 violins left by 17th century Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari and the best of them still sound great – and are worth millions today
  • Vintage electric guitars can also attract serious money: US$30,000 for a 1957 Fender Esquire or US$325,000 for a 1960 Gibson Les Paul

The storied “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” violin crafted by Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” in 1742, currently on a lifetime loan to American musician Rachel Barton Pine. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco
The storied “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” violin crafted by Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” in 1742, currently on a lifetime loan to American musician Rachel Barton Pine. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco
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