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 hand, we decided to make a recording. Obviously the iPhone + YouTube doesn’t tell you exactly what the cellos sound like in person, but they do allow a relative comparison.

Some time soon I hope to be able to make  similar recordings to answer the question is “what difference do the different woods for the back make?”.

2019 Maple back, Strad model

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

Instrument details

 


2011 Maple back Ruggieri model cello

Instrument details


2018 Willow back, Guadagnini model.

Instrument details 

 


Strad  https://youtu.be/-4iFcjbCbZs

Rugieri https://youtu.be/H_BIkQKtd_A

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

Instrument pictures

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