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Joshua Bell and the $3.8 million Stradivarius

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World-class violinist Joshua Bell played at Centennial Hall, just a few blocks down the street in Tucson last weekend. 

Bell doesn't just play a mean fiddle. He is also a savvy marketer. His record company splashes his telegenic face all over his albums, which have sold millions and won many Grammys. 


As for his fiddle, Bell plays an old, used violin he picked up at a sale last year. 

The fiddle, a 298-year-old Stradivarius, was priced at $4 million.

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