Cello Specification & Pricing

 4/4 Cello Spec

 Materials

 
Back, ribs & neck Maple
Belly Spruce
End blocks Spruce
Corner blocks Willow
Linings Willow
Fingerboard, nut, saddle Ebony
Pegs Ebony

Body

 
Upper bout width  344mm
Lower bout width  440mm
C-bout width  240mm
Body length  755mm
Belly arch 23mm
Back arch 25mm
rib thickness 1.5mm
rib depth 120mm at bottom 

116mm at neck

Neck

 
Outer width of pegbox 44-30mm
Length of pegbox including scroll 190mm
Width of fingerboard 32mm at nut 

62mm at end

Fingerboard height over table at neck joint 18.5mm (treble side) 

17mm (base side)

Fingerboard & Strings

 
Fingerboard Length 580mm
String Length  695mm
String spacing at nut 8mm
Height of nut above fingerboard 1mm(A) to 1.4mm(C)
String spacing at bridge 15.8mm
Bridge height at centre above table  96mm
 Action at end of fingerboard  4mm (A), 6.5mm (C)

Finish

 
Body Oil varnish over shellac ground – Satin finish
Neck Neck – Linseed oil
Bridge Linseed oil

Fittings

 
Strings Larsen medium tension
Bridge Aubert deluxe
Endpin New Harmony – woven with stainless steel tip
Tailpiece Wittner Ultra with tuners

 

Finished Instrument Measurements

Instrument

Cello No.1 (Anna) Cello No.2 (Beryl) Cello No.3 (Clara)
Top plate unfinished weight (without bass bar) 490g  445g 488g
Back plate unfinished weight 669g  700g 785g
Finished instrument weight after setup 3,000g  3,070g 2,940g
Top plate mode #1 frequency 28.4Hz   A#1 -44 cents  28.7Hz 26.5Hz G#1 +35 cents
Top plate mode #2 frequency 58.4Hz   A#2 +4 cents  58Hz 52.6Hz G#2 +22 cents
Top plate mode #5 frequency 120Hz   B3 -49 cents  122Hz 119Hz A3 +36 cents
Back mode #1 frequency 30Hz   B1 -49 cents  31.6Hz 31.2Hz  B1 +18 cents
Back mode #2 frequency 57.6Hz  A#2 -20 cents  58.4Hz 63.2Hz B2 +40 cents
Back mode #5 frequency 122Hz   B3 -21 cents  120Hz 127.5Hz B3 +55 cents
Body mode finished instrument  94Hz  F#3 +28 cents    
Fingerboard mode finished instrument  95Hz  F#3 46 cents   96Hz F#3 64 cents 102Hz  G3 69 cents
Three sisters: Anna, Beryl, Clara from left to right

Ordering & Pricing

Commissions accepted by arrangement

Guide price £8000 with 10% deposit  (includes Hiscox cello case)

Balance payable upon customer approval/acceptance of finished instrument

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