ATTENTION!: You most likely got to this page via a search engine rather than visiting the Adventurous Muse Storefront. This is an obsolete instrument that is superceded by a new custom-made model, which is available ONLY at our new store, Don Rickert Musical Instruments (www.RickertMusicalInstruments.com).
This Maggini reproduction is correctly set up as an octave fiddle by Old Mill Musical Instruments (formerly called Don Rickert Musical Instruments) in Atlanta, GA.
You can own a baritone (octave lower) version one of the coolest instruments on the planet for just over $2,000.
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Magginis are well established for use as octave instruments (restrung with octave strings, modified nut, etc.) due to their large size and powerful deep projection--they are actually larger than some small violas.
Our Maggini violin replica, a collaboration of Don Rickert Musical Instruments and Calvert Violins has all of the features sought by the top violinists and fiddlers of all styles…double-purfling, decorative inlay on the back, large size (but still standard scale length), and mind-blowing power and depth (loud and dark sound). Well made Maggini copies really pack a punch and are not for the timid. This is an instrument for those who are confident and want to be heard.
Since only about 60 of these highly sought-after instruments were ever made, the probability of getting an original is pretty slim. Even well-made copies are hard to come by, so here's your chance to get a good one converted to a powerful octave fiddle for just a little bit more than $2,000.