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
Back: European Maple
Top: Italian Spruce
Neck: European Maple
Antiqued oil varnish
Body length: 761 mm (30-“)
Bouts: 344, 236, 438 mm
Ribs: 113 at top block, 115 at lower
String length: 691 mm
2011 Maple back Ruggieri model cello
2018 Willow back, Guadagnini model.