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July 7, 2004 at 04:32 AM · Hello,
What is the current market value of a good conditioned Carlo Bergonzi violin and how are they compared to Strads and in general? Thanks!
July 6, 2004 at 11:54 PM · .
July 7, 2004 at 06:00 AM · A lot. One million will not be too much for a good one. He is Strad's pupil and is considered one of the finest luthiers in human history so far.
August 11, 2004 at 06:02 AM · carlo bergonzi violins, in my opinion, are the best precision constructed violins. the sound, when i heard it played by juliet kang at the indianpolis violin competition, were outstanding the first night of finals and only so-so the competition winners encore the following night. i went backstage and was going to talk with her when i mentioned that her g-string sounded a bit weak...he looked at me, asked who i was. my answer is 'nobody'. he was amazed that i heard a difference because he said she was trying out a different bergonzi but had a repaired crack in the back.
it is good to be a 'nobody' most of the times! ;)
i would definitely take a bergonzi over a del gesu (if the cost were all the same) but of course...nothing beats a strad...they really do play themselves, don't they? :D
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