Violins: the best investment?
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These beautiful antique string instruments are up for auction - and we want them all
2. Violins: the best investment?
The wealthy often buy wine, paintings - even old coins - as 'alternative' investments. Director of Beares, Simon Morris told us why he thinks string instruments could hold their own as investments: "As markets for string instruments expand in China, supply is diminishing as demand increases. So far, there has been no risk, because these investments have always performed well." Photo: Benjamin Ealovega