"The Sleeping Beauty" Montagnana Cello Copy, 1712, Instrument Only

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  • Quality Reproduction of a Classic Instrument
  • Stunning Hand Applied Oil Varnish Finish
  • Full 4/4 Size Fits Most Adults & Older Children
  • Mechanisms Complement the Professional Look
  • Ebony Fingerboard Enables Smooth and Quick Playing Ability

"The Sleeping Beauty" Montagnana Cello Copy, 1712, Instrument Only

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"The Sleeping Beauty" Montagnana Cello is a copy of the favoured instrument originally made by Domenico Montagnana in 1712. This cello features a stunning hand applied oil varnish finish. This professional look is complimented by a fitted maple bridge, ebony fingerboard, rosewood paris eye pegs and 2 piece back with matching ribs and scroll. Montagnana is famous for the unique patterns he crafted into his work. He used broad patterns, with long elongated corners and up right f-holes which together produce powerful tones.

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Domenico Montagnana

When Montagnana was just 15 years of age he moved to Venice, otherwise known as the centre of instrument making. Prior to opening his own store in 1712 Montagnana learned his skills in Matteo Sellas' workshop. At this time Stainer's prevalent work caught the eye of Montagnana who then used this to influence his own work, which is obvious in the flowing F-holes and high archings of the 1721 violin. Progressively Montagnana's work became more Italian in character and his latter instruments are suitable for soloists. Despite all of the hard work up until this time Montagnana's cellos are still his best legacy and are considered by professionals to be of similar quality to Stradivari's work. Montagnana uses a broad pattern, with long beautiful corners and up right F-holes that are capable of achieving powerful and full tones. When cello designs were at the forefront of Venice's instrument making Montagnana used the time to develop his craftsmanship in this area. His cellos were very distinctive and worked well as concert instruments. The cellos produce a high quality sound with great projection and tone.

Ebony Fingerboard

Ebony is a popular wood, known best for the clear, crisp attacks it is capable of producing. This wood is generally much brighter than maple and has a similar density too. Ebony however has oilier pores than maple and extra brittle grains. As a result of the tight grains this fingerboard doesn't require any finish. This quality gives the fingerboard a natural smooth, quick playing ability favoured by many professionals. Although there are many types of wood used to create fingerboards ebony is the darkest of them all. The wood works effectively throughout the instrument's range and is reliable for years.

Full Size Cello

This 4/4 size Montagnana Cello is the ideal fit for most players - adults and older children can enjoy the comfortable fit of this instrument. Players won't need to worry about adjusting the instrument to their size and so can concentrate solely on their musical preparation.

Specifications

Materials

  • Finish: Hand Applied Oil Varnish
  • Bridge: Fitted Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Tailpiece: Ebony
  • Top Nut: Ebony

Mechanisms

  • Size: 4/4
  • Endpin: Carbon Fibre Shaft
  • Pegs: Rosewood Paris Eye
  • Body: 2 Piece Back in Figured Maple with Matching Ribs & Scroll

Dimensions

  • Length of Back: 749mm
  • Length of Upper: 361mm
  • Length of Middle: 267mm
  • Length of Lower: 446mm