Entry from US English dictionary
A violin made by a member of the Guarneri family of Cremona, Italy, during the 17th and 18th centuries.
- The chances of uncovering an original Guarnerius or Stradivarius in Australia are extremely slim.
- Strads are described as sounding sweet and golden, while Guarneriuses are more dusky or earthy and sensuous.
- Sure, a Stradivarius or a Guarnerius sounds good, but mainly it is much easier to play, especially if you're Heifetz.
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