Maggini Violin by Calvert Violins with Customization by D. Rickert
Manufacturer: D. Rickert Musical Instruments
Price: $2,700.00 Retail: $3,500.00 You Save:$800.00
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This Maggini reproduction is will be set up either as a violin or a fiddle by Don Rickert Musical Instruments in Hiawassee, GA.
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 strung with octave strings (PLEASE CALL IF YOU PLAN TO USE YOURS AS AN OCTAVE FIDDLE.)
Accessories are rosewood. Check related items for optional accessories.
Several string configurations are included in the price. Other strings could cost more.
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 still the most sought-after in the world by all great players, but especially expert fiddlers.
Giovanni Paolo Maggini (1580-c. 1630), is considered one the three 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.
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).
This is your chance to get this exceptional copy of a four hundred year-old Maggini violin!