Professional Violinists Can't Tell a Stradivarius From a Modern ViolinRobbie Gonzalez4/09/14 5:50pm747EditPromoteGo to permalinkThe violins of 18th Century craftsman Antonio Stradivari are legendary. The most perfect violins ever made. They're so perfect, in fact, that renowned violin soloists not only can't tell the difference between a Stradivarius and a modern violin, they actually tend to prefer the latter. Wait, what? Crap.