Aspen Ruggieri Cello, 2016

Year:

2016

Materials:

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

Finish:

Antiqued oil varnish

Dimensions:

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

Notes:

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.