This example of Breton's work is remarkable. It has a beautiful two-piece maple back that is varnished in a light brownish-yellow. The cello speaks easily with a tone that can be described as open and clear throughout all of its registers. It would make a fine choice for any discriminating orchestral player.
Carrie Scoggins is a 1983 graduate of the Violin Making School of America and has been a teacher at the school since 1984. She is also a highly regarded maker and a member of AFVBM. This cello is one of the finest examples of her work. It has a beautiful focused tone with lots of projection and a very easy response which makes it a pleasure to play. The varnish is a golden brown.
Lorenzo Rossi is a dedicated cello maker who we have worked with for a number of years. He was featured in the Strad magazine in 2007. This cello would make a great solo instrument as it has a wonderful projection along with a rich creamy sound. The top of this cello is made of a beautiful piece of spruce with "bear-claw" markings. The varnish is a warm caramel color.
Robert Young is one of the world's most sought after Luthiers, and has turned the heads of some of the world's leading musicians, including the late Mstislav Rostropovich. During his career, he has had the opportunity to intimately study the works of famed makers such as Stradivari and Guarneri, and has applied his knowledge of their expertise to his own instruments. This outstanding cello is based on the work of Sanctus Seraphin. It has a stunning one-piece back and ribs that are cut on the slab, and it has been exquisitely antiqued and varnished in a golden honey-brown in the style of the master it's meant to resemble. This cello is an extraordinarily easy instrument to play. Its neck is thinner and more accommodating, and the string length is a comfortable 26". The sound, which is creamy and pure, pulls quickly with unparalleled ease. It would make a fine choice for any cellist, but especially for those with small hands.
Scott has won 10 awards between 1982 and 2006 for his violins, violas, and cellos from the prestigious VSA's International Violinmaking Competition. In 2004 his viola won a highly coveted Gold Medal from this competition. His instruments are played by professionals across the United States. This stunning cello has a gorgeous one piece back with a unique narrow feathery flame. The varnish is a rich chestnut and is very attractive. The cello has a deep bass and tones in the high register of clear sapphire blue.
Made in Cremona, Italy by a prize winning luthier, this cello is a stunning example of Francesco Toto's work. The back and ribs are made of quarter cut poplar while the top is a wide grained spruce. It is a spectacular looking cello with maturity and warmth of sound. It would be perfect for the professional cellist looking for extra power and expressiveness in performance.