Is it a baroque violin

Edited: December 20, 2021, 5:13 AM · Hi everyone I just received a violin today
Looks like a maggini copy violin no label
Thing is the space from Bridge to start of fingerboard is a lot longer then my other violin the fingerboard itself is the same lent of standard violin just space from bridge to to start of finger bord is a lot longer just inquiring if maybe a baroque violin
Thanks

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December 20, 2021, 9:02 AM · Where is the bridge in relation to the soundpost?
December 20, 2021, 3:47 PM · The dimensions may be of interest, compared with a modern violin: back length, width of both the bouts, rib height. Also the length of the fingerboard - a modern fingerboard is noticeably more than 2 octaves, whereas a baroque one is likely to be 2 octaves or less.

Is there any significant wear of the varnish on the top plate on either side of the tailpiece? Such wear may be indicative of the violin having been played regularly in the past without a chinrest (which was invented by Spohr circa 1820).

December 20, 2021, 7:02 PM · Can you post a photo? that might help.

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