One of the bassists with the Metropolitan Opera has a bass made by Maggini c. 1650. I watched it being restored. It's a treasure to see and to hear. The Met went to Japan on tour. In Tokyo, the stagehands dropped the bass on its bridge. The bridge exploded, but not before splitting the top. 8,000 miles from home, that has to be one terrible feeling. Arnold Schnitzer will fix it. You can bet on it.