Ref :   1040

A very good cello
Selected and imported by Johan Grobbelaar

 
2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
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A fine choice of materials combined with attention to detail in the workmanship, make this cello very appealing to the eye. Add to that a really good and responsive tone, and you have an instrument of high merit which should satisfy most demanding cellists.

The woods are well chosen - the two-piece back is very attractive with a flame of medium to narrow curl, repeated in the ribs, neck and scroll. The top is of good tone spruce with an even and somewhat open grain. The light golden varnish with a tinge of amber is from a French recipe and is appealing, very transparent and compliments the wood nicely - the photography is inadequate to capture the subtleties of colour gradation in the cello. This instrument shows great attention to detail and to the traditions of good lutherie. Workmanship is very good throughout - very tidy cornerwork and mitres and the purfling neatly traced. The same clean work and attention to detail is equally evident on the inside of the instrument - a sign of quality (see photo).

This cello is new, but has been antiqued to look a little 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. Antiquing has also become an anticipated or required technique in many of the world's important international violin making competitions and trade fairs.

   
   
 

Dimensions :
  Standard full-size Stradivari pattern.

Condition :
  Brand new. Perfect condition.

Provenance :
  The property of Johan Grobbelaar

Price : On request
 

 
 
 
 

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