Spiegel Online, the leading German news magazine, has published an English version of an article about the market of antique violins. As even double bassists know, Stradivarius’ instruments might be a lucrative investment: Since 1960, the Dow Jones Index and the price of gold have risen by a factor of 20. According to Fushi’s Stradivari Society, the price of a Stradivarius has soared by a factor of 200, and it rises, says Fushi, by 7 to 10 percent annually. This article gives some intersting insights into this market.
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