Musicians use various musical instruments to play music. Some instruments are made of very fine materials. There are musical instruments that are very expensive. The high price of these instruments is not only due to the craftsmanship, but also due to the famous artists that used them, and the story behind it. Here is a list of the most expensive musical instrument that exists.
This instrument is made by Antonio Stradivari. He is a very famous maker of musical instruments, and this is his most expensive piece. It costs 45 million dollars and can only be found very rarely. It is assumed that only ten pieces of this instrument exist now. It is known for its high quality. The instrument is 300 years old.
Duport Stradivari Cello
Jean-Louis Duport played this cello in 1800. There is a rumor that Napoleon Bonaparte asked Duport to play the cello. But Bonaparte made some dents in the instrument by holding it improperly. The dent is still known to be visible today. It’s selling price is more than $20 million.
Vieuxtemps Violin by Giuseppe Guarneri
This violin was manufactured in 1741 by Giuseppe Guarneri. It was sold for $16 million. Guarneri was a good friend of Stradivari. This is said to be the last instrument made by Guarneri.
The Kreutzer Violin by Antonio Stradivari
This instrument was made in 1731 by Antonio Stradivari. After switching hands many times, it finally came to the Clark family. It stayed there for 90 years. The quality of this is instrument is great and seems that it will last for many more years to come. It has an estimated price of $8.5 to $10 million.
Though these instruments are very expensive, they carry a story and are manufactured by the legendary makers. The qualities of these instruments are unparallel which is why despite being so old, they are still in a very good condition.