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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 5pm - 7pm
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These beautiful antique string instruments are up for auction - and we want them all
It was the Guadagnini which really caught Nigel Kennedy's attention though. Gesticulating with the $1.5m antique in one hand, he said: "This one seems to have a real depth to the sound, which is unique in my experience... like, the lower region really strikes me... wonderful fiddle, yeah man!" Simon Morris told us this instrument "is a top drawer example, more likely to sell for a substantial price, possibly a world record".