Possibly the most famous and valuable Stradivari in the world is a violin dated 1716, and known as the "Messiah" Strad. It's unique in its incredible condition - almost like new.
There's just one problem. According to some pretty knowledgeable people it's not an authentic Strad, and may not even be Italian. In the past few years ther's been some heated cotroversy about this.
So, all of you makers, dealers, connoiseurs - and anyone who likes a good debate (debating on v.com??? Unheard of!) - what do YOU think?
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