Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

Vox
Vox

Violins aren't the only thing where a high price may not translate into quality. Watch our video on why expensive wine is for suckers: http://bit.ly/2wBvje9

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Adam Schaeffer
Adam Schaeffer

The wood was also, as far as I heard, much denser and rare by today's standards. That it would have been harvested just about the time the "mini ice age" in Europe was ending, and so some trees' growth had slowed down so much the rings inside were incredibly close together, creating the dense wood Stradivari used and giving his instruments a particular harmonic quality.

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Rehdman6444
Rehdman6444

Jack Jammen: That's a really good idea but, a 52-pound violin would be a bear to play.

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Bo Kyong Kim
Bo Kyong Kim

You prefer 'to' something... Not 'over'...

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bennemann
bennemann

@3.141 59 I don't know, maybe because they're worth millions of dollars due to their historical value? That answer is literally at the end of the video...

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Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb

I'm not surprised

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holy guacamole
holy guacamole

That cab driver regretted it for the rest of his life....

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Iksha Limbu
Iksha Limbu

I was just searching on google about... never mind...

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FaceFuck
FaceFuck

That cab driver is a saint

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Saravannan Balakrishnan
Saravannan Balakrishnan

Because it's old is what they're trying to say.

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Gla ZeD
Gla ZeD

What bullshit .... says they got experts to play mean while it's just some music teachair at some shitty school. If u can't tell the diff and it's ur profession I think it's time to move on.

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Great Mallard
Great Mallard

Gla ZeD there are so many things wrong with what you just said

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Caroline Sturkie
Caroline Sturkie

I treat my 1000 dollar violin like an actual child I can’t even imagine breathing around a strad

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Nix0996
Nix0996

First time I heard of one of these violins was in an episode of White Collar

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Gabriel Jolabero
Gabriel Jolabero

So ur basicly paying 4 millions for a shittier version

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Cảnh Nguyễn
Cảnh Nguyễn

Why do their left fingers have to push & move while playing it?

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Earache
Earache

its called vibrato

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Earache
Earache

its called vibrati

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Jonathan Soto
Jonathan Soto

I'd rather have a linguini

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Julius Noah Siebert
Julius Noah Siebert

When a instrument is older than the united states...

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Penrose
Penrose

Can we take a moment and appreciate the coolest name ever : "Urelli Corelli"???

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vivi Schwarz
vivi Schwarz

Why r american people the only ones that will never ever pronounce a name as it is but make it sound english tho

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Thom
Thom

In American English, you wouldn't be able to tell if it were Stradivarius or Strativarius...

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Critical Posts
Critical Posts

Yes it sounds very silvery... Wtf is that supposed to mean? I'd say hitting a bin with a rotten fish produces a diamondy tone.

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jerolvilladolid
jerolvilladolid

Its like Rolls Royce. Basically paying 100 times the cost of a jeep, but its also really a jeep.

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Angela Mei
Angela Mei

My history teacher's father owns one.

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Priesthoodagitator
Priesthoodagitator

Stradivarius made his violins to be played in bars and other honkey tonk places. He never intended serious musicians to play them.

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Glade Fuller
Glade Fuller

That taxi driver must have been careless.

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Raphael Franks
Raphael Franks

my grandad didn't know he had a Stradivarius and gave it to his neice. it wasn't until she took it to get tuned at a shop once that they were shocked to tell her she had a Stradivarius. I have no clue where he got it from originally, most likely his parents gave it to him. all I got given was his music stand : /

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wwbdwwbd
wwbdwwbd

I'd rather have Chef Boiardi.

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Daniel Ramos
Daniel Ramos

Yes!

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wellfuckyoumr
wellfuckyoumr

A charity auction price means nothing, that’s just rich people being rich people. Also this is just like the current vintage guitar market, it’s hilarious that people will pay more for old stuff that’s worse than new stuff.

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monsterluv101
monsterluv101

People who bash on strads need to realise that not only are these violins (and other strad instruments)are still playable but that they've 1) survived over 300 years 2) have been played by renowned musicians 3) for the age of the instruments most are still in immaculate condition and still playable 4) AND there are so few strad instruments left which makes the top dollars you pay worth it. Its not just the hype or just the sound, but also the history, the prestine conditon, and the rarity of the instruments.

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monsterluv101
monsterluv101

AND IT WAS MADE BY SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN REGARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST INSTRUMENT MAKERS EVEN DURING HIS TIME. STRADIVARIUS WASNT MAKING WALL HANGERS HE WAS MAKING ISNTRUMENTS FOR PROFESSIONALS.

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Dbadaing
Dbadaing

Stradocaster

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Debansu Bhadra
Debansu Bhadra

Soul of Italian

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Donutsandorsleep Maps
Donutsandorsleep Maps

so it's the les paul of violins

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nworb yfaol
nworb yfaol

but was it tuned to 432hz?

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Anton EightBall
Anton EightBall

It’s the history of the instrument

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Hue Lu
Hue Lu

Violin on thumbnail looks like a fake...

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malychi truslow
malychi truslow

🎻🎸🎹

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DDXGaddini
DDXGaddini

"So, if I were * plays violin * But, you know, if I play something * plays violin * And versus you know, something * plays violin * Because in my daughter's instrument i would have to..." * plays violin* ...WHAT?

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apotheos1s
apotheos1s

Of course they're valuable, they're a goddamn quest item in Fallout 3.

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RickJason
RickJason

A 1959 Gibson Les Paul is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. We are dealing with an electronic instrument. Electronics don’t get better with time. They degrade. The wood is the same woods as they use now and it’s really unknown how much that effects the sound. If people believe something is better, to them it becomes a reality,

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Nora Germain
Nora Germain

luthierrrr not "luthie-yay" lol. my dad is one.

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Malamockq
Malamockq

Like red wine, no one can tell the difference between cheap and expensive.

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Hiago Prata
Hiago Prata

This is just like modern branding. Nobody buys an Apple product because of its quality, but because it's an APPLE!

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Salatiel Jyrus Tumanan
Salatiel Jyrus Tumanan

Will Strats and Les Pauls still be loved by guitar players like Strads are valued by violinists in the next hundred years? Hope so

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Axeli
Axeli

These violins are like hypebeast clothes for rich and sophisticated people

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sahanii
sahanii

That "study" was not done in a propper way, it was performed in a small environment, and a strad is NOT a close quarter weapon. Do the same study playing from a scene or an amphitheater and the outcome would change drasticly.

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Diego Khoo
Diego Khoo

one question, how do they keep things made out of wood for so long?

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The Lonesome Wanderer
The Lonesome Wanderer

pretty cool, never been a musician myself but this stuffs interesting

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Jack Vai
Jack Vai

same reason picasso s are...human perceptions... the future will look back on us and laugh at our primitive BS

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D Zuke
D Zuke

So strats and strads are pretty similar: they're both string instruments that, while still high quality, get most of their value from their name. Erm, strats are stratocaster guitars for those unfamiliar. Although if you're unfamiliar you likely don't know a lot about the value to quality ratio of stratocaster guitars and thus have no idea what I'm talking about, so I'm not sure why I'm even saying all this.

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Clarence Royandoyan
Clarence Royandoyan

There’s a Stradivarius merch store in a Philippine mall owned by SM. The mall is SM Aura Premier, if anyone was asking.

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Douglas Dennis
Douglas Dennis

Complete utter nonsense. Every niche market will inevitably create a stratified layout of perceived value. Why? Because that is how you command the highest price. Objectively Stradivarius violins are no better than modern day high quality violins. Another thing that annoys me is when people say that Stradivarius made 1100 instruments in his day. He had a shop of people working for him. He didn't make everything himself. That would be impossible. Yes he was a good builder of instruments but he probably also possessed good management skills and that is why he was successful.

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David Dalmatian
David Dalmatian

>lady goes on and on, trying to demonstrate the sound of the strad >me, feeling dumb >science says she doesn't know what she's talking about >me, feeling relieved

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shadysheep
shadysheep

why would anyone spend millions fors some lil guitar with a stick

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The Ultimate Reductionist
The Ultimate Reductionist

Because musicians are overpaid idiots. That's why.

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Andrew Cai
Andrew Cai

The wine video.

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smwavnxc
smwavnxc

I mean, I've never played it myself, so I'm not sure about the special sound quality or something, but it has a lot of history in it and was also played by famous musicians in each century and generations, and it's also quite surprising that it's not just in a museum somewhere or just being collected but because it is still being played and is usable 300 years after the creation of it.

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Lai You
Lai You

Paganini:give me g I give u world

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EroticFrankfurt
EroticFrankfurt

Stradi-who?-vius?

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Tiffany Wong
Tiffany Wong

What song was she playing?

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Nathasakorn somchit
Nathasakorn somchit

A multi-million placebo!!!!

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RK831
RK831

I saw a video where some top experts listened to three violins: a Strad, a cheapo and a Fustier. They picked the Fustier!

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federico saviano
federico saviano

Cough cough *WOLF TONE*

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why
why

1:34 whats the song/piece name?

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Pablo123456x
Pablo123456x

It's "literally" a violin. Figuratively it might be a link to the past.

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Vladimir Lopez
Vladimir Lopez

The true value of the Stradivarius is wrapped in hype from auction houses and high end dealers driving up the prices.

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Jester King
Jester King

Violinists love strads, guitarists love strats.

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milkeu bars
milkeu bars

2:59 omg of all the things I noticed, why does it have to be the hands...

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Kai-Xuan Yao
Kai-Xuan Yao

2:12 holy that's what my violin sounds like right there!

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Oreo KitKat
Oreo KitKat

I'm in England and my school had more than 15 strads.

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JK JK
JK JK

As a musician and former athlete, I understand how particular high quality instruments or pieces of equipment have subtle differences which simply makes them better for skilled players who use them. And its hard to explain these differences to everyday people. With that being said, 18 mil for a damn violin is ridiculous.

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Šarūnas
Šarūnas

people have a hard time grasping the concept of a brand. Stradivarius is one of the more prominent examples

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Around Reality
Around Reality

Stradivarius violin more like Bach Stradivarius okay not funny but you dont need a violin that expensive you’ll be fine with Yamaha I

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amal zuhair
amal zuhair

Two hundred years in the future they will display iPhones as primitive technology and dank memes as art of our generation in museums. Way to go everyone.

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JMion VIOLINIST
JMion VIOLINIST

i cried, when she play

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Dino Spumoni
Dino Spumoni

2:27 It's "LOO-tee-er" not "LOO-thee-ay".

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Ling Lings’s Little violin gang
Ling Lings’s Little violin gang

I know the real reason why See more

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TakeMe ToSpace
TakeMe ToSpace

This is the violine.... The souns that always gives me goosebumps

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Dave Cullins
Dave Cullins

In short: It's placebo.

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Akid Abdullah
Akid Abdullah

Strat-ocaster........

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Victor Agata
Victor Agata

Sounds like the fine art market to me.

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sara manzur
sara manzur

pongan subitutlos en español porfavor ta tremenda la info pero no se entiende nada a veces

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Mo Money
Mo Money

They're the 🍷 snobes of the 🎶 world.

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satellite964
satellite964

Like that lady said, even a Strad can sound like a kids practice violin is played like one. There needs to be a long term study.

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jdvillao
jdvillao

What is the name of the asian artist @4:00 ? I have seen her in another video

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SuperPussyFinger
SuperPussyFinger

People blindly fall for the hyperbolic mystique associate with this "special" violin. It’s all in their heads.

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njuta
njuta

Really cool video. I think that it's kind of like the first editions of classic books, the story is the same, the ending is the same... but there's something very special with older items that have their own unique history.

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Alex Swiatkiwsky
Alex Swiatkiwsky

Sounds pretty shitty tbh. I can make better sounds when I play the spoons at the bar.

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Johnnie Wei
Johnnie Wei

In the last minute part, its great that the double-blind test shows elite musician can not tell the difference. It means Strad is just a piece of antique, people are focusing the history and reputation than its function;

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Der Alte
Der Alte

The superiority can be true for trained ears. Well, at least it's not a "modern art" pretentious thing.

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Wesson Colt
Wesson Colt

Can you do one on the Selmer Mark VI? I feel that’s the saxophone equivalent to a Stradivarius string instrument

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Emmett 251
Emmett 251

What piece was she playing

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Portraitz
Portraitz

because

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Vito C
Vito C

1:53 - I thought she was gonna test its durability by smashing it on the floor

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Nick Hutchins
Nick Hutchins

ANTONIO STELLA BOTTOM TILE

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In it for the long haul long haul
In it for the long haul long haul

I got the answer to your question,

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Matthew Yee
Matthew Yee

Pateks don't keep time any better than Seikos. But it's about the history and the craftsmanship that it took to make the piece. It's artistic as much as it is functional.

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Justin Marcellus
Justin Marcellus

A Luthier isn't just a violin maker. They make stringed instruments that have a neck and a soundbox. Come on Vox.

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voilaviolamh
voilaviolamh

The names associated with violins, violas, cellos, and basses impact the price just as much as "quality", and it impacts the way you perceive its sound and playability. After a certain point in level of quality, the quality of the make of a particular violin becomes utterly subjective just like it does once you get to a certain level of musicianship. You can't say, "well, this one is better than that one" or "he plays better than this other player." It just becomes different, not better or worse. That along with the names coming along with a fiddle makes shopping for an instrument difficult, which is why it's better to establish your a price range and just try instruments out without knowing if this one is a few thousand/hundred more or less, who played it before, the maker, etc. Even just the way it looks can affect your decision. So it's best to go off sound alone as much as possible.

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That Niga Across The Street
That Niga Across The Street

"It's all in the mind"

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Tristan
Tristan

A Strad? I'd rather have a Strat

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Jason Baskerville
Jason Baskerville

It's hard for me to believe with the technology that we have we couldn't recreate something that is just as good or better.

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CaseNumber00
CaseNumber00

Maybe they have a unique sound due to the wood and not the craftsmanship?

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DeathM10
DeathM10

It is expensive because it is basically a open-family heirloom.

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hfc
hfc

Why do I get choked up when I hear someone play the violin, such a beautiful instrument.

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