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Oops! US$172K fiddle left on bus


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A groggy music student left her fiddle --lent her by a foundation in her home country, Taiwan-- on a Boston->Philly bus. It promptly vanished and hasn't been heard from since.

Poor kid. Poor fiddle, too. I hope it gets back home all right.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1106264--student-forgets-172-000-violin-on-bus?bn=1

(I seem not to be able to edit the headline, otherwise I'd correct it: the fiddle was made in 1835 by Vincenzo Jorio of Naples)

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True!

The fiddle has now been found, safe and sound. A cleaner found it in the overhead bin and had it stored in a strayed-property room. So when the police showed up asking for it, there it was. No mention of whether the kid gave the cleaner a green thank-you.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/23/9659604-music-to-her-ears-lost-violin-worth-172k-found

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Again, it seems like a bad idea to lend extremely valuable instruments to naive, absent-minded students, but organizations seem to continue doing it anyway.

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True, it is not a Strad but $172 k is still a lot of money. It is no fun to lose a violin no matter how cheap or how expensive.

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Again, it seems like a bad idea to lend extremely valuable instruments to naive, absent-minded students, but organizations seem to continue doing it anyway.

I'm going to hazard a guess that most musicians aren't exactly in the habit of leaving their instrument random places and walking away.

(Or at least not more than oncelaugh.gif)

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