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Compare Strad, Ruggieri, Guadagnini model cellos

Compare Strad, Ruggieri, Guadagnini model cellos

Because I offer several different cello models, one of the most frequent questions that I get is "what is the difference between them?".  Recently I had a client visit with exactly that question and, as I happened to have three different models on...

Tononi Model Cello

Tononi Model Cello

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 similar in dimensions to the Ruggieri that I usually make. In common with my other poplar cellos, this cello is very responsive.

New small cello on a skeleton mold

New small cello on a skeleton mold

Here comes the latest Guadagnini model, cello! With a body length of 710 mm and a string length of only 669 mm it is the quintessential small cello. These cellos are ideal for players with small hands or those who no longer want to work so hard getting around their instrument.