Tononi-model-back

My copy of a poplar Tononi that was in the shop for restoration. I liked the bold edge work and lashings of delicious red Venetian varnish on this cello.  The model is slightly more compact than the Ruggieri that I usually make.   In common with my other poplar cellos, this cello is very responsive. It has a  warm, broad and convincing low end with a pure, singing A string.

Materials
Back: Un-figured Poplar
Top: Italian Spruce
Finish: Heavily pigmented oil varnish, à la Venezia

Dimensions (mm)
Back length: 748 (29 3/8″)
Bouts: 350, 252, 343
String Length: 692 (27 1/4)

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Tononi-orignal-and-copy

My cello with the Tononi. I opted not to copy all of the wear and damage on the original and, ever a slave to fashion, I added a neck.