Cello based on Matteo Gofriller

This is a resonant cello with a rich lower end, with plenty of growl. The sound is well supported sound,  is even across the strings, whilst the top retains width and quality as you go up the A string.


Venetian cellos, especially by Gofriller and Montagnana  are widely held to be equal or better than their Cremonese contemporaries. Like many Venetian cellos, this is quite a wide instrument, which gives power and a resonant bass.  The body is slightly shorter than average, with a normal neck length, stop and string length.


Length of back 743mm [29 1/4 “]

Neck length 280

Open string length 690

Body stop 400

Width, upper bouts 361

Width, c bouts 250

Width, lower bouts 441



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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