Ref :   0778

A good cello of
Solo Quality
Made for and to the specifications of Johan Grobbelaar

This cello has very good tone, compliant with professional requirements - evenly balanced throughout and speaking with openness and responsiveness, easy to play on. These qualities set it aside as an instrument suitable for solo work. It represents the top-end fare that is increasingly establishing itself in the international arena where excellent workmanship, very good tone and fine materials meet in a good, satisfying, responsive and above all, affordable, instrument. It competes with the best output of some leading master instrument builders.

This cello is new, but has been artificially "antiqued" to look older and worn than it actually is. Today such antiquing is no longer regarded as trickery or deceit, but is perfectly acceptable and very much the norm in lutherie. Many well-established violinmakers use these techniques all the time. Antiquing has also become an anticipated or required technique in many of the world's important international violin making competitions and trade fairs.

The materials are well chosen - the back is unusually attractive with an irregular, erratic and distinct flame of medium curl, repeated in the ribs, neck and scroll. The top is of good tone spruce with quite an open grain - attractive to the eye. The golden brown varnish (a French recipe) is truly attractive, very transparent and compliments the materials nicely. This instrument shows attention to detail and to the traditions of good lutherie. Workmanship is very good throughout - very tidy corner work and the purfling neatly traced.

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

It currently fitted with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings and is sold with a carry bag.


Dimensions :
  Standard full-size. Stradivari model

Condition :
  Mint condition. Brand new

Provenance :
  Owned by Johan Grobbelaar

Price : Withheld
This instrument is fitted with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings and is sold with a good carry bag.


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