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David Garrett tries out Stradivari and Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violins

May 3, 2016

‘My favourite violin maker is ‘del Gesù’, but in this acoustic the Strad is the best. It’s tough for me to admit that, but this instrument has all of the right qualities’

David Garrett tries out several violins by Stradivari and Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ at Cremona’s Museo del Violino in April 2016. The instruments played are:

Stradivari ‘Cremonese’ violin, 1715
Stradivari ‘Lam ex Scotland University’ violin, 1734
Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, ‘Stauffer’, 1734
And Garrett’s own Stradivari ‘A. Busch’, 1716

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