1719 Macdonald Stradivarius viola
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27 amazing musical moments from 2014
8. 1719 Macdonald Stradivarius viola
June 2014: The luthier Antonio Stradivari is best known for making violins, but he also made violas – and this example from 1719 is one of the few still in existence. It went under the hammer this summer, but failed to find a buyer willing to pay the minimum bid of £27m.