10 Of The Most Expensive Musical Instruments In The World

Vieuxtemps Violin by Giuseppe Guarneri

Vieuxtemps Violin by Giuseppe Guarneri

Giuseppe Guarneri was a contemporary of Antonio Stradivari and made stringed instruments that are just as renowned all around the world. The Vieuxtemps Violin was one of the last he ever made before his death, making it a valuable piece of musical history. Little wonder then that it sold for $16 million.

Duport Stradivari Cello

Duport Stradivari Cello

The Duport Stradivari Cello is so named as it was originally used by Jean-Louis Duport in the 1800s. It is believed to have even been held by Napoleon Bonaparte at some point. The slightly damaged instrument was played regularly up until 2007, when it was sold for $20 million.

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