Violinist Lara St. John's "shiddle" painted in Oaxaca

String Players & Makers on Their Most Sentimental String-Related Items

When someone asks you about your most prized possession, something immediately comes to mind, right? An autographed Itzhak Perlman record, your favorite stuffed animal, ticket stubs from your first concert—personal treasures often mean the most. We’ve asked players and violin…