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a friend dropped this by, I told him I don't know enough to give a general value, so I thought I would ask here.

 has sound post patch and crack repair  . other wise in pretty good shape.

for some reason the label won't upload, tried it twice with the same group of pic 

any way giovan paalo maggini

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This is a pretty typical German mass-produced Maggini-labeled instrument with the double purfling and the extra turn on the scroll.  The bodies of these violins are usually over sized -- up to 37 cm -- making them undesirable.  Because the top is so badly damaged this one has no commercial value, by which I mean that no self-respecting violin shop would want it.  

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In addition to @Brad Dorsey comment, which I agree with, all things being equal, a Maggini-style violin has a smaller demand than other models because classical musicians prefer undecorated violins with single purfling and normal volutes. The best market for this violin would likely be to fiddle players.

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4 minutes ago, GeorgeH said:

...classical musicians prefer undecorated violins with single purfling and normal volutes. The best market for this violin would likely be to fiddle players.

Had to laugh - that is what I am doing, albeit inadvertently.

Use my "regular" violin for classical music and my Maggini style for fiddle music...

But I'm also not too OCD about it...^_^

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48 minutes ago, caerolle said:

You are always the 'in-kid,' Rue! ;)

Glad you have not frozen out there on the prairie! :)

Why thank you! :)

We are trying hard not to freeze! However our truck has been having intermittent issues providing us with heat...especially when it is -30C or colder. <_<

It is a VERY long drive into the city when that happens...

 

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Thanks. :D

It warmed up to -17C today. Felt positively balmy in comparison to yesterday. Even saw one person (downtown) dashing between buildings wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

The truck had heat today too...go figure...

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59 minutes ago, Rue said:

Thanks. :D

It warmed up to -17C today. Felt positively balmy in comparison to yesterday. Even saw one person (downtown) dashing between buildings wears shorts and a t-shirt.

The truck had heat today too...go figure...

Well, down here, -17°C is 1.4°C, we've seen worse this winter. Still cold, though! But 'relatively balmy'??? OMG!!!

Glad your heater worked today, even though you needed it less. ~

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