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Antique Violin. PAULO MAGGINI 1880. Germany

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Antique Violin. PAULO MAGGINI 1880. Germany

1,995.00

Beautiful old violin made to the design of Paulo Maginni.  Made in Germany circa 1880. Made from beautiful figured European tonewoods.  Fully restored with new pegs, new Dominant strings, new Aubert bridge, new Wittner tailpiece. Beautiful tone.  Has a beautiful warm and rich tone. Comes with new oblong case. 

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The best known maker of the Brescian school, Giovanni Paolo Maggini was born in Botticino and moved to Brescia around 1586 to train with Gasparo da Salò. After twenty years of work for da Salò, Maggini struck out on his own and began to develop his own models. His violins are based on two unique patterns, one of which is about 35.5 cm and conforms to contemporary standards for length, and the another which is significantly larger, about 37 cm. Maggini himself seems to have preferred the larger model for its powerful sound quality, and indeed the increased length may have inspired the celebrated 'Long Pattern' violins of Antonio Stradivari. Maggini's early violas were also rather large, but he reduced them over time to what is now the standard size for a contralto viola, about 41-42 cm. 
Maggini left behind a formidable collection of violins and violas that attest to the pivotal role of the Brescian school in early violin making.