Strange Magic – On quantifying the sound of the Stradivarius

After threatening poor editors for some years with 5000 word exegeses when they barely had room for a listicle, I finally got a yes. And am very pleased to have started with something as straightforward the difference between value and price (is there even one?), why humans make such irrational decisions and if, in the end, it even matters.

Talking to dealers and players from several countries and career stages was illuminating and obfuscating in equal measure. Everybody has a sound line of logic based on their own experiences leading, inevitably, to opposite positions. Which, of course, is half the fun.

As always, I’m very curious to hear from other players, dealers, fans and other interested parties either in the comments or privately via email.

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