The Lipinski Stradivarius is worth between $5 million and $6 million. Only about 650 Strads, made by master luthier Antonio Stradivari, survive today. Courtesy of Frank Almond hide caption

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A Stradivarius violin is pictured in December 2009 at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique in Paris. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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