after Giovanni Paolo Maggini
With its original string length of 980mm, tuned in D.
By reducing the size of the corpus a little, it is possible to let the instrument function as a large G violone with a string length of 960 mm. With the right strings it is still possible to use this instrument as a D violone.
The original instrument belongs to the Dolmetsch collection, which can be seen in the Horniman Museum in London.
Born in 1580 in Botticino, in the Brescia region, Maggini was a apprentice of Gasparo da Salò. He worked his whole life in Brescia, where he died of the plague in 1630.
at this moment there is no violone after Giovanni Paolo Maggini available for purchase