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The World's Most Expensive Chinese Guqin Sold at $8.71 million

 - Dec 14, 2010
References: english.peopledaily.cn & luxury-insider
If you're anything like me, you're probably wondering what a Chinese guqin is. It's seven-string instrument that has been used to make beautiful music for centuries. The world's most expensive Chinese guqin recently sold for $8.71 million due to its rich history.

This particular piece of melodious monarchy belonged to Emporer Quianlong who ruled 1736 to 1795. In the wake of a struggling economy, these instances prove that there will always be a market for luxury items, even a historic Chinese guqin.