This Holstein violin is inspired by Giovanni Paolo Maggini's work.
Maggini would make his violins larger than average, which is a big reason why his violins have such a powerful and deep projection.
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.
* This violin is benchmade (made exclusively by one master Luthier)!
* Methodical production process with plate tuning technology.
* Antiqued Oil Varnish inspired by France
* Aged Select Russian Spruce and Select Maple sourced from high altitude forests (Aged 100+ years, dried 20+ years)
* Highest Quality Hill-style Boxwood fittings
* Highest Quality Ebony Fingerboard
* Titanium Fine Tuner and Tailpiece Adjuster / Gut
* Deluxe Aubert Mirecourt French-made Bridge (or Despiau 3-tree)
* Strings depends on what we think works best with the specific model!
* Comes with a Quality Oblong Case
Every Holstein instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
Holstein Maggini Dimensions
Length of back: 36.7 cm
Upper bout: 17.0 cm
Middle bout: 11.7 cm
Lower bout: 21.6 cm