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The magic of the Stradivarius: the most beautiful violins in the world
He's famous for his violins, but it might surprise you to know Stradivari was also a fine mandolin-maker. This is his incredible eight stringed mandolin, crafted around 1705. It's one of only two Stradivarius mandolins in the world, and resides in the Charles Beare collection.