Why Stradivarius Violins Are Worth Millions

Many musicians prefer these 300-year-old instruments, but are they actually worth it? A Stradivarius is one of the violins, violas, cellos and other string instruments built by members of the Italian family Stradivari, particularly Antonio Stradivari, during the 17th and 18th centuries. According to their reputation, the quality of their sound has defied attempts to explain or equal it, though this belief is disputed.