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  • Guadagnini-cello-scroll

    Guadagnini cello

    A rendering of a Gadagnini,  my favorite model small cello, in spectacular Aspen. Compare the compact size of this cello with that of a “standard” Forma B Strad  in the last photo, now just imagine how easy your first position stretches would be on this lovely instrument. Dimensions (mm): Body length: 710 Bouts: 342, 237, 420 Ribs: […]

  • Ruggieri model in poplar

    Ruggieri Cello in poplar

    A Ruggieri model cello in domestic Lombardy poplar.  The classic makers used poplar for less expensive instruments,  the work tended to be faster and more spontaneous. Somehow the tool marks and looser lines seem to blend perfectly with more random patterning of the wood.  Lombardy poplar is a very tough but light and soft wood, […]

  • Carruthers Del Gesu model violin 2013, Back

    Guarneri Del Gesu Model

    This violin is  loosely based on the Guarnieri Del Gesu’s “Kochanski” of 1741.  This has been a favorite of mine for a long time, the outline is relaxed but compact, the corners have the feeling of having been pinched and pulled outwards from the body, the ff’s are some of the most harmonious by Del […]

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    Guadagnini model cello

    This version of a Guad is made in poplar. With this smaller bodied celloI find that there is some small drop off in the breadth of the C-string, but this is amply repaid by a more pulled-together, focused quality to the tone which projects well while still being warm and colorful. If you find that […]

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    Maple Ruggieri Model Cello

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    Goffriller model cello

    I wanted to try an instrument with a large body to  get as much as possible out of the lower registers. This Goffriller appealed to me because of the drop shoulders and smaller upper bouts making the large body more manageable. Dimensions: Body length: 730 mm (28 3/4″) Bouts: 362, 254, 449 mm String length: […]

  • The traditional spirit varnish is lightly antiqued to give the instrument a more comfortable look

    Titian Strad model

    The “Titian ” is a compact bodied Strad model violin, very open and responsive. This example is part of my Albert Carling workshop line Dimensions (mm): Body length: 349 (13 3/4″) Bouts: 165, 109, 202 Stop 193 String length: 328

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    ex-Kochanski Guarneri del Gesu

    I’ve always liked the look of Aaran Rosan’s violin the ex-Kochanski Guarneri del Gesu from 1741.  For me the appearance of the f holes is particularly dynamic and human. Like all del Gesus this violin is a very manageable size.

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    15 1/2 inch Viola in willow

    This is a comfortable sized viola, the light weight of the willow make it even easier to handle. Dimensions: Back: 393 mm (15.5″) String: 359 mm Stop: 213 mm

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