The cello is a grand instrument whose tone compares with the human voice. As a larger version of a violin, it requires nearly twice as much time and material to make a cello. While it might appear to be merely an enlarged violin, there are substantial differences in the acoustical concept involved throughout construction.

The cellos pictured in the gallery show some variation in their model, though neck, stop, and string lengths conform to international standards. Cello No. 68 is an accurate copy in its dimensions of a 1616 Amati cello. Cello No. 85 immediately below it is a copy of Pablo Casals’ Goffriller cello in its dimensions. By that I mean, it resembles the original in shapes and measurements but the original wood selection or varnish color have not been copied. Cello No. 87 is my largest model measuring 770 mm in its body length.

My experience has shown that small celli can sound astonishingly powerful and deep while offering quick response. Large pattern celli have equally compelling qualities, making the choice of large pattern versus small pattern difficult.

Cello Number 68, front

Cello Number 68, front

Cello Number 68, back

Cello Number 68, back

Cello Number 68, side

Cello Number 68, side

Cello Number 68, scroll side

Cello Number 68, scroll side

Cello Number 68, scroll front

Cello Number 68, scroll front

Cello Number 68, scroll back

Cello Number 68, scroll back

Cello Number 85, front

Cello Number 85, front

Cello Number 85, back

Cello Number 85, back

Cello Number 85, side

Cello Number 85, side

Cello Number 85, scroll side

Cello Number 85, scroll side

Cello Number 89, front

Cello Number 89, front

Cello Number 89, back

Cello Number 89, back

Cello Number 89, scroll side

Cello Number 89, scroll side

Cello Number 89, side

Cello Number 89, side

Cello Number 89, scroll front

Cello Number 89, scroll front

Cello Number 89, scroll back

Cello Number 89, scroll back

Cello Number 90

Cello Number 90, front

Cello Number 90

Cello Number 90, back

Cello Number 87, front

Cello Number 87, front

Cello Number 87, back

Cello Number 87, back

Cello Number 87, side scroll

Cello Number 87, side scroll

Cello Number 87, side

Cello Number 87, side

Cello Number 32

Cello Number 32, 1986, front

Cello, Number 32, 1986

Cello, Number 32, 1986, back