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Aspen Ruggieri Cello, 2016

Year: 2016

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


Antiqued oil varnish


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


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.