Some people go to extremes to get the violin they want !
I have never heard of anybody being murdered over violins before.
Imagine their dismay when the find the Stradivaris were made in Germany
Well, that's awful.
I think people should know before they follow the link that a truly disturbing and violent crime involving a child took place.
I saw the article in my news feed earlier. Never a dull moment in the fiddle business! It’s awful that things like this happen, especially when there’s murder of a child and torture.
If you read a few of the many reports you may catch some hints that the four (!) "Stradivari" are pure speculation.
Really don’t want to read about torture or the murder of a child on v dot com, thanks.
Yes it's awful that anyone would be killed, especially a child. That's why it's so sad that in the United States, a child dies, on average, every few
The most probable story here:
Anybody remember when there was a Chinese luthier's whose wife destroyed a room full of strad's he was repairing when she got mad at him. I thought that was bad. I guess the moral is if you are a luthier anywhere in the third world, don't touch an instrument that is worth more than your life. Unless you have private 24-hour security around your place and your person.
"I guess the moral is if you are a luthier anywhere in the third world"
Mike - I guess I'm missing something: Japan a third-world country?
I am saying that Japan isn’t.
I see, thanks for the clarification :)
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A very sad thing........pure greed leads folk to do terrible things