A Classically Turinese Violin Made by Genovese, the Righthand Man of Fagnola Riccardo Genovese (1883-1935) was the first apprentice of Fagnola, who was the most prominent figure among the modern Italian violin makers. He gained his skills so quickly that he became Fagnola’s co-maker soon after. This violin was made in the 1927, when Genovese was reaching his pinnacle of his career while working as Fagnola’s righthand man. This Pressenda-model instrument follows the authentic Turinese standard, which can be seen in the form of its dark red varnish and its black chamfer on the scroll, while Genovese’s characteristic is still notable. Its direct sound can be projected all the way to the back of the hall, and is comparative to that of Fagnola’s. This classically Turinese violin is recommended for all, including soloists.