In Reply to: The older the violin, the sweeter the music posted by Velda on December 04, 2008 at 15:20:
: Where did the phrase originate: 'the older the violin, the sweeter the music'?
Quite possibly with the observation that really old (ideally 17th-century) violins are the best ones. Or it may be a prettifying of the proverb "There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle". (VSD)