Topic: Is a Stradivarius Just a Violin?
This is very interesting but bound to be controversial and awaken animosities and brand loyalty. “Experts” did not overwhelmingly choose a Stradivarius instrument over others. So the question remains: sound or brand?
My favorite guitar is a 1979 Yamaha dreadnought emulating a Martin D-35. Which sounds better? Don't know. Don't care. One I own and play, the other remains elusive to my budget.
I'm not saying a Stradivarius instrument, or popularly-branded guitar, is not all that and a bag of chips, just that we have a human obligation to play what we can, create what we can, to include music, whatever our budget.