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John Thornton wrote at 2007-07-18 18:40:26
Although many of the violins said to have been made by Antonio Stradivari have traceable records of ownership, all of them do not. At present, there are at least nine Stradivarii that were stolen and not recovered. Past writers guess Stradivari's output to be in excess of 1,000 instruments. That leaves a considerable number of potential discoveries seeing that the "hand of destruction" works impartially. At least four Stradiviari instruments are recorded as "missing" because the circumstances surrounding their disappearance have never been clearly established. One or two of this number are said to have been "recovered" but have never been officialy returned to the rightful owner(s).

"Sonderstab Musik", the taskforce set up by Adolph Hitler, was specifically designed to confiscate every "work of art" privately owned by Jews, free masons, and/or any Institution whether it be public or private. Needless to say, they got the job done which left a tangled web that will never be resolved.

Michael Holloway wrote at 2010-12-19 18:13:54
I have a violin that has a label inside that states as followed : Antonius Stradivarius Cremo  ntis Faciebat Anno 1694, with a circle and cross inside circle. In the circle on either side is a capital A and S. This seems to be a old label due to age, that is why part of label is missing I guess. I acquired this violin through an inheiritance over 20 years ago. Any info. please ?

Nabil wrote at 2013-04-15 09:24:06
Bonjour j'a un acheter en 1989,  un violon en Hongrie avec les même inscription de celui de André. Je cherche à l'expertiser.


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I can answer questions about violin and guitar making and restoration. I will not answer questions about playing these instruments, because I am a maker, not a player.


I was trained in violin making in Germany and have been working at this craft for sixty years.

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