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micjule
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I have a German violin with a stamp on the back below the neck "Paganini" does anyone know of or has information about the company which made these like what year, what city or region, I know Paganini never made a violin so I don't know why it would be stamped with the name Paganini on it. Any information would be great

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Barry

thank you for the information.

I am new to the violin world and have been looking for a couple of days, but all I could come up with is information about the violinist Paganini.

I brought the violin to a guy that restores string instruments, he is also a master violin luthier, and he said it is definitely German and late 1800's. the thing that struck me as odd was he stated it was a copy of a Giovan Paolo Maggini.

OK so I have a 130 year old German made copy of an Italian Maggini violin with an Italian violinist Paganini stamped on it, that was mass produced in some factory in the late 1800's.

Is there a set of books I can read to get an idea of what i have just wandered into? Even a score card would be helpful at this point...

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It sounds like a wonderful instrument. How very very lucky for you to begin your journey with such magnificence.  Good luck. Any thoughts to what your first song will be?

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after 2 weeks at it i have learned to play twinkle and mary had a little lamb

but i would think you might be referring to a song with a little accent.

i was thinking Ode to Joy

Seems fun with a little slur and accent

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It's always nice to find some history on the violin that you own but the important thing is how it sounds, feels and looks for you. Hope you are happy with it and that you can enjoy it for many years to come.

Personally I've never heard of the Paganini violin.

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Good luck with Ode to Joy!  Welcome to the forum....

Ode to Joy is peppy, catchy and fun!

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ah twinkle, I know thee well. Did you learn it FMs way from his tutorial?jimi-hendrix

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Fiddlerman

it is not a Paganini it is a german factory made copy of a Maggini that has a Paganini stamp on it...

according to the records i could find the 1880 German factory made a copy of a popular violin and was paying a commission to put Paganini's name on the violins

 

i look forward to having a couple of skype lessons from you we will talk later

 

i need to get more comfortable with this old girl i have only been playing for 2 weeks

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Ahhhh, I see. Read your post too fast.

Have fun getting used to her then smile

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