Ruggieri Cello in Aspen

Year: 2016

Back: Aspen (Poplar variety)
Top: Italian spruce
Neck: Maple

Antiqued oil varnish

Dimensions (mm):
Body length: 735 (28 7/8″)
Bouts: 354, 245. 438
String length: 688

There are a lot of classic cellos made of totally plain willow or poplar, they can be very beautiful with a lot of visual interest coming  from the effect of age and wear on the wood and varnish. With no high-flamed  maple or dark, thick varnish to hide behind, copying one of these cellos and making it visually engaging  is an exciting challenge.