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This Is What a $45 Million Viola Sounds Like
Im sure the room and the mic's help as well
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Barry Nelson
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June 15, 2014 - 2:17 pm
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Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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Donald
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In Australia (and probably in England) selling by sealed bid is not an auction it is a tender.
In Australia a gold coin is not (now) made of gold, it is made of aluminium bronze.
If an auctioneer tells you a viola is worth $45 million during advertising selling it, they are conning you.

This was a spring sale (whoops I should lie "auction"), and as spring ended three weeks ago and there is no further news, the free advertising due to the inflated price tag seems to have led nowhere.

Sorry about that. I wonder what the auctioneer's commission would have been ? 25% ? Buyer's premium ???

Every hand-made musical instrument from a master craftsman is a one-off. That there may be only 10 Stradivari violas should not in itself make them worth more than violins. There is less demand for violas and on acoustics a viola is an inferior instrument to a violin or a cello.

I have a technical question. In terms of this being falsely described as an auction, if three people bid $45 million, $60 million, and $100 million, how does the bidding work - is the sale price $66 million (assuming 10% increments) or is the sale price $100 million? I guess I'll never know.

Second technical question, what if two or more or all sealed bids are the same ?

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I know too little about auctions but I do know that an instrument is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. :)
The title is really funny though. I love it.

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Barry Nelson
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August 1, 2014 - 3:49 am
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Violaman said

I know too little about auctions but I do know that an instrument is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. http://violaman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif
The title is really funny though. I love it.

well it didnt sell so it must not be worth 45 mill

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Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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