Holstein Bench Maggini Review
Made in one of our award-winning workshops, this Holstein violin is inspired by the original Guarneri Paolo Maggini violin made in 1630. This instrument is bench made, which means that it was made individually by one of our master luthiers from start to finish. 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 20 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 (same as this violin, represented on this product page) and conforms to contemporary standards for length. The other 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.
- Structure: Top made of highest quality Italian spruce, and back of Bosnian maple
- Varnish: Antiqued Italian oil varnish
Fittings: Boxwood (Ebony on rare occasion)
Bridge: Hand-carved professional level Despiau 3-tree or Holstein Deluxe Bridge
- Strings: Player's or Maker's choice. We select and match the strings carefully to bring the most out of each individual instrument. For any string preference, please contact us or add a comment to your order.
When you buy this violin, it comes with a quality oblong case case.
Holstein instruments go through Fiddlershop's quality control and adjustment process. We take every measure to make each instruments sound its best. They are also covered by Fiddlershop's Lifetime Structural Warranty and include lifetime free adjustments.
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