The Heritage Series Maggini 'Duma' Viola is a modern interpretation of The Dumas by Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia c.1600.
It is available in sizes: 16 and 16.25
Maggini is an incomparable viola maker. Contrasting the finesse of the Cremona school, the Brescian instruments of Gasparo da Salo and Maggini are considered cruder in their workmanship.
Maggini, however, sought his own style. Virtuoso players demanding the forceful, but romantically dark Brescian sound seek after his instruments.
The viola was named after the Dumas Brothers of Lyon, who not only owned this Maggini, but also another three violins and one other viola.