Posted ByLaura Leff on September 20, 2000 at 12:36:22:
In Reply to: Stradivaris posted byKeith Houdeshell on September 20, 2000 at 08:47:12:
: I was listening to one of the old programs about his playing the Bee, He says something about his violin being a stradivaris. My question is when did he actually purchace a stradivaris?
One of Jack's jokes about his violin was variations about it being a Stradivarius ("It's a Strad. Joe Strad.").
However, it is true that Jack did purchase a Stradivarius (he also had a Pressenda), but off the top of my head I don't know exactly when it was. The two violins were the most valuable objects in his estate, and they were donated to the Los Angeles Symphony upon his death.