Finally the most pleasing reward for some much labor and hard work, being able to play and enjoy the violoncello. In the end I have very close if not exact to the tone I had dreamed of; the bass tenor range of such an instrument with a smaller corpus and the lovely 5th E string open up worlds undreamed of with a classical 4 string cello.
Above the wonderful pearwood with a golden-brown varnish.
The final archings were indeed quite high in the end, bringing the instrument a very sweet, warm tone. I was very pleased.
The scroll head inspired by Mateo Goffriller.
Soon after finishing the cello was whisked away to Amsterdam. I carried in on the train myself never letting my eyes leave the case.
I resisted the temptation to sample the various items to be enjoyed at the famous coffee houses, best to keep my head clear and start the next baroque violoncello. :)
Its back to work now.... and it starts all over again. Below the wood for baroque cello "Sir William, Willy, AKA Billy .Jack"
Stay tuned, as I will also be adding images of Sir William as he develops. The back is of Willow, neck of Pearwood, top of Italian Spruce as seen to the left. Very lovely wood!