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Oliver
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Fiddlerman
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July 13, 2011 - 11:11 pm
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Very interesting. But it seems that I've read similar articles several times in my life. Someone always discovers the secret to Stradivarius incredible sound..... I don't know what to believe 

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Yeah, info does sound familiar on second look. 
I don't get excited because I have heard 3 Stradivarius up close and was not so impressed.  The best violin I ever heard in person was a little high school junior girl playing in a local orchestra contest.

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Fiddlerman
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July 14, 2011 - 9:04 pm
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Interesting observation Oliver. However, I wonder if the acoustics, atmosphere and situation gave you that impression.

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It so happens that the young girl played in a very large college auditorium (half full) and the Stradivarius were in smaller but professional venues.  Maybe that made a difference?

However, I remember when that girl started to play everybody in the audience looked around to see where that sound was coming from?  (Could not be that little girl !?)

(She won!)

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My fading memory might be wrong but I think this is the one.

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Cheerfulmother
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I had a Stradivarius, it was my 1st violin.  My mom bought it from lady she worked for for $600.  I was only 9 years old when I got so I didn't really know what I had.  It wasn't until I was 16 years old that I know what I had. 

 

I went on a trip to Washington DC w/ the marching band and we were at the Museum.  I remember the lady showing us the Stradivarius instruments they have on display there.  When I got home I check my violin to see who made it and there it was.  I thought I was going pass out. 

 

All that time I played I never payed any attention to the maker of it.  It was precious to me before I knew who made it b/c it was something that I worked very hard at to play and it was a great joy to me b.c as I have stated in post before it was my escape from the harsh reality around me.

 

I never told my parents what I had b/c to be honest I was afraid they would take it away from me.  (Anything for the extra $) 

 

After I graduated from high school real life kicked in and I no long had time to play so my violin sat in my closet collecting dust.  Occasionally I would get it out and piddle around a little with it.  Then one day a young lady that I work with told me all about her younger sister and how bad her home life was and how her parents refused to buy her a violin.  At that moment I was reminded if how great my life was because of violin.  I remembered how when I began to play all the cares and fears of the world began to melt away and  for a moment in time I had to pain, only joy.

 

When those wonderful memories came to me I knew right away what I needed to do.  With out a second thought I told her that I had a violin that when could have to give her sister.  I remember taking in to work the very next day.  Their tears of joy, because no one had ever been so generous to her. She couldn't believe it.

 

I never thought twice about it and to this day I have no regrets.  As a matter of fact out of my obedience God has blessed me with a new violin.  No it is not a stradivarius but I must tell you that is is identical to the violin I had back then.

Mellissa Clark

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That's ok if it was, I still enjoyed it and I am sure the young lady who i gave it to enjoyed it.  Hey besides guess that means that if it was a fake I am not as crazy as people think I am whenever I tell them my story about giving it away!

Mellissa Clark

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Fiddlerman
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July 15, 2011 - 7:59 am
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The impressive part is that you gave it away thinking that it was a Stradivarius. I for one am proud of you.

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Thanks Guys, honestly I wouldn't have changed anything. I could think about was the joy it brought to me to play, so I wanted to share it with someone else.  I have always enjoyed giving to others who are in need!  I can only hope and pray that my children will inherit some of my generosity.

 

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Mellissa Clark

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