Re: Stradivarius ... again
For me,when i listen to a good musician,in ANY genre of music,i couldn't give a toot as to what make / model / era of instrument they're playing. I either like the music or i don't !. It's as simple as that,& i suspect that the vast majority of music 'listeners',whether they're musicians themselves or not,think the same. For me 100% of the time - it's the music that counts.
I have Adam Steffey's CD '' New Primitive'' on which for the majority of the tracks,he plays a Northfield mandolin - price wise a galaxy away from the cost of a Lloyd Loar mandolin,but it sounds incredibly good & the music is terrific.
It's alway nice to hear good sounding instruments of any variety,but realistically,if they sound 'good' - what else really matters ?. Not the maker/ era for me,
Weber F-5 'Fern'.
Lebeda F-5 "Special".
Stelling Bellflower BANJO
Tokai - 'Tele-alike'.
Ellis DeLuxe "A" style.