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$6m 300 year old Violin stolen in Milwaukee


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It was recovered by the Police/FBI today.  The ring leader of the thieves that stole it was a man named Universal Allah.  Glad they were able to recover it without any damage.

 

http://www.cbs58.com/news/top-stories/violin-update-243599821.html

 

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/BREAKING-NEWS-Milwaukee-police-found-a-violin-believed-to-be-that-of-rare-Stradivarius-stolen-in-armed-robbery-243934101.html

 

 

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Stradivarius violins are considered the best ever made and being over 300 years old very few of them exist anymore.  I always think it is amazing that in 300 years they couldn't reproduce the sound.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradivarius

 

that's because they used old growth timber from the forrests outside cairo. can't get that wood anymore.

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Not quite 300 years old, but Martin Guitars is doing a great job reproducing the sounds of very specific guitars.

They take actual guitars from the 30's and 40's, X-ray them, study the bracing, take measurements and so on. They do their best to get the same or similar woods and build new guitars.

They don't have 75 years of play on them, but sound pretty close.

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Stradivarius Thief Tied to Congresswoman's Son

 

Three suspects are now in custody in the theft of a rare $5 million violin. One of those suspects has ties to US Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s (D-Wis.) son Sowande A. Omokunde, known publicly by his alias 'Supreme Solar Allah.' 

 

http://wisconsinfree.com/index.php/articles/553

 

 

 

You can't make this stuff up!

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