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Scott Cao 850 "Artistic Series" Violin
model "Cannon"

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Scott Cao's 850 Series violins are part of the most well received violins in the history of our store. They are completely handmade and offer what we feel to be the best value on the current string market. The 850 models feature Italian Spruce tops, select Bosnian Maple back & sides, Dominant strings, Aubert bridge, Ebony fingerboard and pegs and a complete professional setup.

This model 850 is based on the violin known as the "Il Cannone" (Cannon) that was owned and played by Niccolo Paganini throughout his life. The Cannon is a very dark and resonant sounding violin that really prefers a player who likes to play with great passion and power.

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History of "Cannon"
The home town of Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840), Genova is the place where the famous violin, made by Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu is conservated. It seems that Paganini came in possession of the 'Cannone' around 1802, although the circumstances are not very clear. Paganini used this violin throughout his entire career and he was quite jealous of it, since the only violinmaker who could make a copy directly from the original violin was Jean Baptiste Vuillaume.

During the winter of 1833/34 he was encharged to restore the Cannone and he took that opportunity to make a copy of it, that was given to Paganini: later the virtuoso passed that violin to his pupil Camillo Sivori (1815 - 1894) who left it to the town of Genova after his death. The two violins owned by Niccolo Paganini are today exhibited in a special room of the town hall building, now converted into a museum. According to his father's will, the Cannone was consigned by the son of Paganini, Baron Achille to the Major of Genoa on 17th July 1851. 

Source: Alberto Giordano & Co. -view original article-


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