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.
The latest Guad model cello Poplar back, 50 year old spruce top. Royal red oil varnish Back 714 mm Bouts: 342, 237, 420 mm String length: 670 mm Read more about smaller cellos
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.
I’ve just finished my 100th violin and can’t decide whether that is a lot or a little. You need to make a certain number to work out the kinks and to establish a reputation. Ultimately of course, we are going to value quality over quantity but numbers do say something.
Violin Society of America holds an annual conference and every second year the conference is combined with an international violin making competition. This week long event is a great place to pick up inspiration for new things to try, to look for answers to questions...
Cello size is an interesting topic. Players come in a wide range of sizes,and typical adult hand spans (including both men and women) range from 7.5″ to 9.5″, a variation of 27%. Yet