Cello based on Andrea Guarneri

This cello has a rich tone which already sounds mature. It has great presence throughout, from a lovely resonant C string, to the A string which has projection, width and warmth. Being the size of many old English cellos, [and some classical Italian ones too!] with a slightly short string length, it is easy to play, especially for someone with small hands. But be in no doubt, this sounds like a proper cello!


This is my most common cello model. The body of the cello is 1” shorter than average, as is the open string length, so the left-hand stretches are easy. The body, however, is reasonably wide and has good arching shapes so the cello produces a big sound. Like the original, the wood for the back, ribs and scroll is poplar, which gives a warmer sound than maple.


Length of back 723mm  [28 ½”]

Neck length 270

Open string length 662

Body stop 385

Width, upper bouts 345

Width, c bouts 250

Width, lower bouts 430



Try on Approval

I offer instruments on approval for a period of two to three weeks. You’re welcome to collect an instrument from my workshop, or if I am attending an event near you, I am happy to arrange a meeting place, or bring it to you. Every instrument is covered by my insurance whilst on approval.

If you would like to talk to me about this instrument, call me on: 

01948 880608

Contact me

I’m happy to talk about instruments anytime, whether you’re a professional, student or a keen amateur. Call me to talk through what you’re looking for.

01948 880608

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