Re: Needed: flamed neck and scroll for a Maggini copy 4/4
If anyone, a luthier or player, has a flamed Maggini 4/4 neck and scroll I can purchase, please let me know. I would also consider purchasing a damaged Maggini 4/4 with a good flamed neck and scroll. Thank you. Joe Jablonski firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Joe, as far as I know, Maggini didn't use three turn scrolls, just the "copies". I think he did use one turn scrolls, though, you see them sometimes on copies.
Hey Joe ...
yes, it is true. The only Maggini in the Blot book with the extra turns is a cello with a non-orig. scroll.
Thanks, Duane. You confirm what I was guessing.
What Joe didn't mention is this is a hand made American Maggini model violin without a neck, and he is wondering what would be appropriate, a production Markneukirchen 3 turn scroll might be just the wrong thing, there is also the issue of matching the varnish.
I think we have determined by videos of Maggini model Bohmanns that he used a more standard two turn scroll, not three turn.
The Vuillaume Maggini model I play on has an extra turn on the scroll. Lovely violin. It reminds me slightly of this Gasparo da Salo I tried years back. I've never actually tried a real Maggini. This Vuillaume is slightly bigger than one of his Stradivarius or Guarnerius models. Close to 14 1/2". Is that the measurement for most Maggini full size violins??
I dont know exact numbers and cant look any up as I am currently on a buissines trip, but Magginis violins were indeed a bit bigger than Strads.
Yes that was my impression with the da Salo I tried Marc; very rich, and thick lower register, almost like a viola. This Vuillaume also has that same sound. It doesn't just look like an old Brescian instrument. I'd imagine this is quite an accurate copy. I heard Vuillaume would make replicas of famous instruments he'd have in his shop for repairs. There's that famous story about Paganini not being able to tell the difference between the Vuillaume copy of his 'Cannon' Guarneri and the real thing when he went back to retrieve his instrument from Vuillaume.
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