CS8/ 92A: German Cello, Circa 1860, Mittenwald
German Cello, likely made in the Mittenwald area 1860-70. With Larsen strings. Length of back: 29.5″(74.6 cm)
Instrument with good projection and sound. Two-piece back of medium grain and light figure. Front of fine grain and regular figure. Red-brown shaded spirit finish. Neck restoration undertaken at Moseley Violins. String length: (70.5 cm).
Mittenwald has been a major centre of German instrument making since about 1685, when Mathias Kloz brought the craft to his native village. Violin making in Mittenwald became established through his sons and pupils who, in turn, trained their own apprentices.