Ref :   0779

A good cello of
Solo Quality
Made for and to the specifications of Johan Grobbelaar
 
2012

 
This beautiful cello is made of very attractive European materials. The tone is strong with a lot of carrying power and penetration which makes it suitable for solo work.

This cello was commissioned by this dealership. The objective was an instrument with good soloistic properties. The result is an amalgam of very good workmanship and an excellent choice of materials resulting in very pleasing tonal properties which competes with the output of some leading master instrument builders.

The two-piece back and sides are of excellent European maple with a distinct fine straight curl that truly appeals. The top is of medium to finely grained tone spruce. The neck and scroll is of broader flame. The red-brown oil varnish, of French origin, beautifully compliments the wood. Purfling and corner work is superb.

This cello is new, but has been slightly 'antiqued' to look older and worn than it actually is. Today such antiquing is no longer regarded as trickery or deceit, but is acceptable and very much the norm in standard 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.

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 :
  Brand new. Mint condition

Provenance :
  Owned by Johan Grobbelaar

Price : Withheld
This cello has a carbon fibre endpin and is fitted with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings. It is sold with a good soft bag.
 

 
 
 
 

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