A del GesÃ¹ became the world’s most expensive violin and the most expensive musical instrument in the world in 2010. The Vieuxtemps Guarneri was created in 1741, just three years before Guarneri’s death. It is named after Henri Vieuxtemps, a 19th century musician known for his violin concertos. Chicago’s Bein & Fushi, dealers of rare and costly musical instruments, are offering the instrument for an astounding US $18 million.
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.