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The magic of the Stradivarius: the most beautiful violins in the world
Stradivari quickly made a name for himself as one of the most dextrous craftsmen in the world, thanks to the tiny ornate details on his instruments - notice how even the pegs holding the strings on this Viotti violin are beautifully carved. Crafted in 1709 and named after its owner Giovanni Battista Viotti, this violin now belongs to the Royal Academy of Music in London.