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.