A 300-year old Stradivarius
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Joshua Bell: 15 facts about the great violinist
7. A 300-year old Stradivarius
Joshua Bell's instrument is a 300-year old Stradivarius violin called the 'Gibson ex Huberman', which was made in 1713 during what is known as Stradivari's Golden Era. The violin had been stolen twice from the previous owner, Bronisław Huberman; the final time the thief confessed to the act on his deathbed.