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Guadagnini model cello

Year: 2010

Back: Domestic poplar back
Top: Italian spruce top

unfigured maple neck


Body length: 713 (28″)
Bouts: 343, 228, 425
Rib height: 105
String length: 673 (26 1/2″)


This version of a Guad is made in poplar. With this smaller bodied cello, I find that there is some small drop off in the breadth of the C-string, but this is amply repaid by a more pulled-together, focused quality to the tone which projects well while still being warm and colorful. If you find that you are working harder than your large- handed colleagues it might be worth trying a smaller instrument.