For generations, violins created by the master luthier Stradivarius are known for their tone quality and their aesthetic form. Genuine Stradivarius violins were highly sought after, prized and treasured. However what is most amazing about his violins was that they were designed and build around the golden ratio.
The Golden Ratio can be found throughout the violin by dividing lengths of specific parts of the violin:
In 2011, the “Lady Blunt”, a violin made by Stradivarius for the granddaughter of Lord Byron, sold for £9.8 million (or $15.9 million), topping the record for highest price for a violin by four times. The proceeds went to relief groups during after the Japanese Earthquake.