Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

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  • Vox
    Vox 2 ay önce

    Violins aren't the only thing where a high price may not translate into quality. Watch our video on why expensive wine is for suckers: http://bit.ly/2wBvje9

  • why
    why 1 gün önce

    1:34 whats the song/piece name?

  • Pablo123456x
    Pablo123456x 1 gün önce

    It's "literally" a violin.
    Figuratively it might be a link to the past.

  • Vladimir Lopez
    Vladimir Lopez 2 gün önce

    The true value of the Stradivarius is wrapped in hype from auction houses and high end dealers driving up the prices.

  • Jester King
    Jester King 2 gün önce

    Violinists love strads, guitarists love strats.

  • milkeu bars
    milkeu bars 3 gün önce

    2:59 omg of all the things I noticed, why does it have to be the hands...

  • Kai-Xuan Yao
    Kai-Xuan Yao 3 gün önce

    2:12 holy that's what my violin sounds like right there!

  • Oreo KitKat
    Oreo KitKat 4 gün önce

    I'm in England and my school had more than 15 strads.

  • JK JK
    JK JK 6 gün önce

    As a musician and former athlete, I understand how particular high quality instruments or pieces of equipment have subtle differences which simply makes them better for skilled players who use them. And its hard to explain these differences to everyday people.

    With that being said, 18 mil for a damn violin is ridiculous.

  • Šarūnas
    Šarūnas 1 hafta önce

    people have a hard time grasping the concept of a brand. Stradivarius is one of the more prominent examples

  • Around Reality
    Around Reality 1 hafta önce

    Stradivarius violin more like Bach Stradivarius okay not funny but you dont need a violin that expensive you’ll be fine with Yamaha I

  • amal zuhair
    amal zuhair 1 hafta önce

    Two hundred years in the future they will display iPhones as primitive technology and dank memes as art of our generation in museums. Way to go everyone.

    DIAMOMD VIOLINIST 1 hafta önce

    i cried, when she play

  • Dino Spumoni
    Dino Spumoni 1 hafta önce

    2:27 It's "LOO-tee-er" not "LOO-thee-ay".

  • Ling Lings’s Little violin gang

    I know the real reason why

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  • 미시엘
    미시엘 1 hafta önce

    This is the violine.... The souns that always gives me goosebumps

  • Dave Cullins
    Dave Cullins 1 hafta önce

    In short:

    It's placebo.

  • Akid Abdullah
    Akid Abdullah 2 hafta önce


  • Victor Agata
    Victor Agata 2 hafta önce

    Sounds like the fine art market to me.

  • sara manzur
    sara manzur 2 hafta önce

    pongan subitutlos en español porfavor ta tremenda la info pero no se entiende nada a veces

  • Mo Money
    Mo Money 3 hafta önce

    They're the 🍷 snobes of the 🎶 world.

  • satellite964
    satellite964 3 hafta önce

    Like that lady said, even a Strad can sound like a kids practice violin is played like one. There needs to be a long term study.

  • jdvillao
    jdvillao 3 hafta önce

    What is the name of the asian artist @4:00 ? I have seen her in another video

  • SuperPussyFinger
    SuperPussyFinger 4 hafta önce

    People blindly fall for the hyperbolic mystique associate with this "special" violin. It’s all in their heads.

  • njuta
    njuta 1 ay önce

    Really cool video. I think that it's kind of like the first editions of classic books, the story is the same, the ending is the same... but there's something very special with older items that have their own unique history.

  • Alex Swiatkiwsky
    Alex Swiatkiwsky 1 ay önce

    Sounds pretty shitty tbh. I can make better sounds when I play the spoons at the bar.

  • Johnnie Wei
    Johnnie Wei 1 ay önce

    In the last minute part, its great that the double-blind test shows elite musician can not tell the difference. It means Strad is just a piece of antique, people are focusing the history and reputation than its function;

  • Der Alte
    Der Alte 1 ay önce

    The superiority can be true for trained ears. Well, at least it's not a "modern art" pretentious thing.

  • Wesson Colt
    Wesson Colt 1 ay önce

    Can you do one on the Selmer Mark VI? I feel that’s the saxophone equivalent to a Stradivarius string instrument

  • Emmett 251
    Emmett 251 1 ay önce

    What piece was she playing

  • Portraitz
    Portraitz 1 ay önce


  • Vito C
    Vito C 1 ay önce

    1:53 - I thought she was gonna test its durability by smashing it on the floor

  • Nick Hutchins
    Nick Hutchins 1 ay önce


  • In it for the long haul long haul

    I got the answer to your question,

  • Matthew Yee
    Matthew Yee 1 ay önce

    Pateks don't keep time any better than Seikos. But it's about the history and the craftsmanship that it took to make the piece. It's artistic as much as it is functional.

  • Justin Marcellus
    Justin Marcellus 1 ay önce

    A Luthier isn't just a violin maker. They make stringed instruments that have a neck and a soundbox. Come on Vox.

  • voilaviolamh
    voilaviolamh 1 ay önce

    The names associated with violins, violas, cellos, and basses impact the price just as much as "quality", and it impacts the way you perceive its sound and playability. After a certain point in level of quality, the quality of the make of a particular violin becomes utterly subjective just like it does once you get to a certain level of musicianship. You can't say, "well, this one is better than that one" or "he plays better than this other player." It just becomes different, not better or worse. That along with the names coming along with a fiddle makes shopping for an instrument difficult, which is why it's better to establish your a price range and just try instruments out without knowing if this one is a few thousand/hundred more or less, who played it before, the maker, etc. Even just the way it looks can affect your decision. So it's best to go off sound alone as much as possible.

  • That Niga Across The Street

    "It's all in the mind"

  • Tristan
    Tristan 1 ay önce

    A Strad? I'd rather have a Strat

  • Jason Baskerville
    Jason Baskerville 1 ay önce

    It's hard for me to believe with the technology that we have we couldn't recreate something that is just as good or better.