Following up on my previous post about absolute best and the perception I wanted to write about the Stradivarius violins.

For over three centuries have been considered the world’s best violins, the latest two sales of the violin netted 3.5 and 3.54 million each. What makes them so expensive? Among the top answers is the sound. The thing is… They do not sound any better… Or even different for that matter. A series of several double-blind tests (both the audience and the musician are blindfolded) were made in 2014 to test if the “old world” violins are any better in sound than a modern-made violin.