AS01/ 56 Antique, circa 1800, English cello. Sound sample.


AS01/ 56 Antique, English cello.  With Larsen Magnacore Arioso strings. Letter of valuation from reputable dealer is available. Dendrochronology assessment has been undertaken.

Professional player comment: ‘The cello has a good deep bass , and an earthy sound that is mellow throughout, with lots of character.’ 


Back of 3 pieces of maple.  The scroll is stylistically of an earlier period but may not be original to the cello and is grafted to modern length neck . The front is of spruce with medium grain which narrows towards the flanks and is winged on the lower bouts. The cello has been fitted with boxwood pegs and matching tailpiece, a Despiau 3* Baroque style bridge. It is in good structural order, in particular, in the central bridge area. Length of back: 74cm. String length 67.3 cms. Stop length: 38.4cm. Lower bout: 45.2cm  Upper bout:  37.5. Waist: 27 cm

The cello has had extensive restoration and is in good playing order.