The guitar, which is 337 years old, is still in great condition!
Antonio Stradivari is best known for his master-crafted violins. He created more than 1,000 instruments, and 960 of them were violins; however, he also produced a small number of guitars. One particular guitar that was crafted in 1679 is the “Sabionari.” According to forgottenguitar.com, this is the only playable Stradivarius guitar left in the world! While it was altered to fit the style of more modern instruments at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was recently restored back to its original baroque configuration! Below you can see a dazzling performance on the guitar by Rolf Lislevand, courtesy of the Museo del Violino.