A Sotheby's employee, Charlotte Bassett, plays a 1682 Stradivarius violin in the auction house in central London in 2001. Photo: AP A Sotheby's employee, Charlotte Bassett, plays a 1682 Stradivarius violin in the auction house in central London in 2001. Photo: AP
A Sotheby's employee, Charlotte Bassett, plays a 1682 Stradivarius violin in the auction house in central London in 2001. Photo: AP

Ditch the Stradivarius? New violins sound better than old and players can’t tell the difference

A Sotheby's employee, Charlotte Bassett, plays a 1682 Stradivarius violin in the auction house in central London in 2001. Photo: AP A Sotheby's employee, Charlotte Bassett, plays a 1682 Stradivarius violin in the auction house in central London in 2001. Photo: AP
A Sotheby's employee, Charlotte Bassett, plays a 1682 Stradivarius violin in the auction house in central London in 2001. Photo: AP
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