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European antique cello: before and after restoration

by Bows for Strings on

We recently received a beautiful European antique cello into our workshop that required restoration before it was ready to enter our showroom.

The restoration, which was conducted by our luthier Brenton, included skilfully fitting and shaping a new fingerboard of highest quality aged ebony, cutting a new Despiau bridge and Pahler soundpost, and fitting an American made top quality carbon endpin and Perpetual strings from Pirastro.

Like our recent before/after video of similar work done on a French antique cello, we expected to hear quite a difference once this work was undertaken.

So you can hear for yourself, we recorded our cellist d'Artagnan playing the cello before it was worked on, and then again after it had been restored. As d'Artagnan explains, not only is the sound improved, but so too is the playability of the instrument.

We hope you enjoy the sound of this beautiful cello.

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