Cesare Maggiali


Inventory no.: 8.L17.5807P 12/08
Maker: Cesare Maggiali
Region: Italy
Year: C.1952
Tone: warm, clean, colourful


Maggiali was an active maker, he received making advice from the Sderci family. He made predominantly Stradivari and Guarderi models with Golden-red varnish. He was awarded a Gold medal at the Rome Violin making competition of 1954.The evenly-grained spruce used for the top and the sycamore maple with deep flames used for the one-piece back are exceptionally lovely tone woods; they are further enhanced by a wonderfully delicate oil varnish in a luminous bright golden brownish-orange.This violin sings with a bright, warm and radiant sound full of beautiful resonance and a mature character.

Audio Sample

Title: Banjo and Fiddle

Title: Bruch Violin Concerto no.1, first movement

*Percentages shown below are an accurate indicator of the violin’s respective characteristics among TMX’s collection of violins.

Clarity 90%
Bright 80%
Powerful 70%


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