A truly unique cello pattern with a longer outline. broader shoulders. elongated f-holes and double-purfling. this Core Select model is based on the work of the great Giovanni Paolo Maggini (c.1580-1630) of Brescia. Italy. Maggini and his teacher Gasparo da Salo were making slightly different pattern violin-family instruments about a century earlier than Stradivari and Guarneri in neighboring Cremona. The Maggini model works especially well for violas and cellos to give an extremely rich lower register. and great depth of tone throughout the full range. Using aged tonewoods. these are made in the centuries-old European tradition using classical techniques. Equipped with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold strings. Body length - 758 mm, Upper Bout - 360 mm, Lower Bout - 455 mm.