1707 Stradivarius Violin. One of my customers is a Russian cellist whose brother - also a Russian, though a violinist - owns a Stradivarius. His is one of the less expensive models, costing him only four hundred thousand dollars. He brought to my office and I got to hold it. Ooooooh. Actually, it was pretty cool. The Strad fiddle pictured sold for 3.5 million in 2006.
Stradivarius 'Ole Bull' Violin. Only 11 ornamented Stradivarius instruments survive today. This violin, named Ole Bull, is one of them. It is housed at the Smithsonian Museum of American History as part of a Stradivarius quartet.