Instrument Type: Cello
Item number: 500
Bow Type: —
Maker: Eric Benning
Description: An excellent cello by our very own maker, Eric Benning. Regarding this specific cello, Eric has given the following description: "The cello I just finished was begun in early 2015. I started it shortly after my accident with the purpose of seeing whether or not I could even make a cello anymore. The physical demands of a cello are much greater as you can imagine. I used the best wood I have, especially since I thought this could be my last. The back is a one-piece, quarter-cut maple from Bosnia circa 1950. The top is Italian spruce from the late 1920’s with a lot of hazel spruce markings. I antiqued the cello in the style of the “Christiani” Stradivarius cello. The neck is also supported on the inside by 3 Carbon Fiber struts to prevent the neck from ever warping or deflecting over the years. The sound is dark and powerful already, with a clear and projecting tone.”
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Terms: This cello is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this cello, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.