Giovan. Paolo Maggini Violin 1669 (Copy)
|This violin is labeled "Giovan.
Paolo Maggini 1669" and is German made, modeled after Maggini. The
instrument has received damage to the top as seen in the photographs.
There are two cracks running either side of the fingerboard. There
are four cracks seen below the treble side F hole. Both F holes
have been narrowed with grafts. The back and ribs appear to be
intact. The spiral of the scroll has an extra turn. All
cracks have been repaired in the past. Varnish is a warm
red-brown. The spruce top is of narrow straight grain, and the two
piece back has narrow flame running more or less horizontally. The
neck and ribs have similar figure. Both the top and back are
double purfled. The instrument was sold with case and violin bow.