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Isaac Stern preferred his two Guarneris to a Stradivarius, his widow says, but considered his contemporary instruments made by New York's Samuel Zygmuntowicz to be of equal quality. "He liked to see if people could tell the difference," she said. They usually couldn't. (Associated Press)

Isaac Stern preferred his two Guarneris to a Stradivarius, his widow says, but considered his contemporary instruments made by New York's Samuel Zygmuntowicz to be of equal quality. "He liked to see if people could tell the difference," she said. They usually couldn't. (Associated Press)

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