1. Artificial Preservatives
Biochemist, Joseph Nagyvary, says he has figured out "beyond a doubt" that a harsh chemical preservative deserves the credit for the legendary sound produced by a Stradivarius violin.
3. It's a Draw
of course, other scientific studies suggest that the perfect Stradivarius sound might be more hype than anything else.
5. The Cricket
You might be better off saving the $3.5 million you were going to spend on a Stradivarius and just buy a nice, simple one stringed electric fiddle.