Famous violin makers - Strung along
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 96 21:18:07 -0700
Subject: Famous violin makers - Strung along
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As you may know, the three most famous violin-makers of the 17th-18th C.
were the Amati, Guarneri, and Stradivarius families. They all lived in
Cremona, Italy and had adjoining shops.
It is said that the Amati shop had a sign outside the shop which read:
"Best Instruments in All of Italy".
Guarneri, not to be outdone, hung a sign which read:
"Best Instruments in All the World".
Stradivarius had a sign which read:
"Best Instruments on the Block".
© 1996 Peter Langston