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Mad about Strads

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.