Stradivarious Violins

Learn all about the rich history and unique stories of the various Stradivarius violins known in existence.  

A True Miracle – The Messiah Stradivarius

A True Miracle – The Messiah Stradivarius

The Messiah Stradivarius violin is one of the most precious violins in the world, which has remained in perfect condition even today. However, the violin is famous not only because of its excellent sound quality but because of the bizarre events in which he survived.

1735 Ames Stradivarius Violin

1735 Ames Stradivarius Violin

The Ames Stradivarius violin is believed to have been handcrafted by Antonio Stradivari in 1734. It’s named after the 19th century violinist, George Ames, who owned it until 1943.

The Lady Blunt

The Lady Blunt is a Stradivarius violin that was made during his golden era. This 1721 Stradivarius violin is a truly rare piece of musical history as it’s in near-perfect, original condition.

The Milstein

The Milstein is a playable Stradivarius violin that is currently owned by Jerry Kohl of Pasadena, California, but currently lives in its own temperature-controlled vault at the Disney Concert Hall.

The Duke of Alcantara

The Duke of Alcantara

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is the proud owner of the “Duke of Alcantara” Stradivarius violin. This “Golden Period Strad” is known for is uncanny power and pure resonance and was made in 1732.

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