CS9/ 60 Handmade Cello by John Longstaffe , Circa 1999. Sound sample.
English handmade cello. Labelled ‘John Longstaff, maker, 1999’. Length of back: 29 1/8″ (74 cms). With Larsen strings.
Handmade. Beautifully crafted. Converted from a Baroque instrument in 2019 with new neck and bass bar. ‘Montagnana’ model. With two-piece back of wide grain and narrow figure and front of medium grain. Golden brown oil varnish with boxwood pegs, ebony end pin and Wittner tailpiece. String length: 69 cms