violin stories

 
Antonio Stradivari's violins are considered the greatest ever made. Rare not only because just 650 out of 1,000 of his violins remain, but also because the tone they emit has never been replicated in other violins. New computer tomography has been used to harmlessly probe an existing Stradivarius to unlock its secrets and replicate it.
 
This ain't your grandma's music box. The Reuge and New York Philharmonic Orchestra Music Box is a work of art, showing its music-playing guts in a beautiful violin-shaped case. Of course, something this classy looking isn't cheap. In fact, it's...