This Maggini reproduction is made by ViolMasters for Calvert Violins. We have sold a number of these, as well as other Maggini replicas over the years. This instrument, without any doubt, is the finest Maggini copy we have ever seen or heard. They are not always available, but they are available now!
Well-made Maggini copies like this one really pack a punch and are not for the timid. This is an instrument for experienced musicians who are confident about being heard. These instruments have long been used as small violas and work very well as octave violins when strung with octave strings.
Accessories are rosewood.
Strung with Thomastik-Infeld Vision stark (heavy) gauge synthetic core strings.
Why is this violin so cool?
- History: Giovanni Paolo Maggini was 15 years deceased before Antonio Stradivari was even born (c. 1644).
- Size: One-half inch longer than what is now standard, with highly arched top and back (much larger internal chamber)
- Sound: Louder with a powerful and deep tone
- Design: Distinctive double-purfling on the later (considered the best) Magginis, decorative inlay on the backs of many
- Quality: Replicas of this quality are hard to find (you can get an inferior Chinese replica for less than half the price).
- Uniqueness: Maggini’s instruments are among the most sought-after in the world by all great violinists. Fine Maggini copies are especially prized by expert fiddlers.
Giovanni Paolo Maggini (1580-c. 1630), is considered one the several co-inventors of the modern violin. Since only about 60 of these highly sought-after instruments were ever made, the probability of getting an original is pretty slim, and well-made copies like this one are hard to come by.
This instrument 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).
This is your chance to get this exceptional copy of a four hundred year-old Maggini violin!