Listen: Unraveling mysteries of Stradivari violins
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Modern violin makers want to unravel the mysteries of how the old great instruments were made. The Stradivari violins are among the most mysterious. They are some of the most expensive instruments and the most sought after. For centuries, makers have wanted to copy the techniques used by Antonio Stradivari but they don't know how. One St. Paul violin maker is taking C-T scans of 17th and 18th Century stringed instruments in hopes of unraveling some of the mysteries. Mainstreet Radio's Cara Hetland reports:

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