A. Stradivari "Lady Blunt" 1721

Some things I love about the violin:

1) Sings beautifully from the highest register to the lowest.*

2) Easy to tote around.

3) Seems ideal for obsessive-compulsive types.

4) Some are worth millions, but even an ordinary person can
afford a fairly decent one.

5) Has a vast corpus of music written for it.

6) Requires no modem, running electricity, or batteries —
although candles might be helpful if you want to read the
sheet music.

7) 300 years of engineering perfection.

* That is if you are good enough.