Ref :   0704

A good Solo Cello, made for, and to the specifications of
Johan Grobbelaar
for the Violin Connection of Southern Africa
 
2011

This cello was on loan to the New York-based Harlem String Quartette for their
concert tour of South Africa during April/May 2012. (The cellist: Paul Wiancko.)

 
Everything about this cello is pleasing - from its truly attractive visual appeal to its superb tonal properties which can be described as rich, sonorous and responsive - easy to play on. The tone is of soloistic quality - balanced with good carrying power and penetration.

As with some of the other instruments on this page, this cello was especially commissioned by this dealership and it took 2 months to complete. The objective was an instrument with good tonal properties. The result is an instrument representing an amalgam of superb workmanship and a fine choice of materials resulting in excellent tonal properties which competes with the best output of some leading master instrument builders.

The back and sides are of well-flamed maple with a distinct and interesting curl that truly appeals. The two-piece back is unusually attractive. The top is of medium to finely grained tone spruce. The neck and scroll are of broader flame. The red-brown oil varnish beautifully compliments the wood. Purfling and corner work is superb.

This cello convinces as a serious instrument that conforms to all the qualities one would expect from a professional cello.

   
   
 

Dimensions :
  Standard full-size, Stradivari model

Condition :
  Impeccable. Brand new

Provenance :
  Made for Johan Grobbelaar, who owns this cello.
This cello was on loan to the New York-based Harlem String Quartette for their concert tour of South Africa during April/May 2012.

Price : Withheld
This instrument is on a par with fine cellos worth R60 000 and above.
 

 
 
 
 

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