Maple Strad, 2019

Materials:

Back: European Maple
Top: Italian Spruce
Neck: European Maple

Finish:

Antiqued oil varnish

Dimensions:

Body length: 761 mm (30-“)
Bouts: 344, 236, 438 mm
Ribs: 113 at top block, 115 at lower
String length: 691 mm
Stop: 402

1977

Notes:

This is a straight forward Strad model.  I’ve made the arching higher and the edge fluting deeper and more sumptuous than is currently fashionable. Despite the modern prejudice against these traits, this cello has a  rich and powerful sound.

Take a look at the detail of the back corner. I’m very pleased with the texture of the varnish in this “un-worn” area.