Romanian cello circa 2000
This cello has now sold.
About Romanian instrument makingThis cello was made in the Hora workshop in Reghin, the Romanian city famous for musical instrument production. Hora is the largest of the Romanian workshops and indeed is the largest stringed instrument manufacturer in Europe. The workshop was founded in 1951 and now employs over 300 luthiers.
About this celloThis Romanian cello was made around 2000 and is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari. Like all of the Hora stringed instruments, it uses spruce and maple from the Carpathian Mountains.
The cello has a two piece back of relatively plain maple with ribs and scroll to match. The front is one piece of straight grained spruce which widens slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is a rich red colour .
The cello has a length of back of 755mm or 29 and 3/4 inches.
How does it sound?This cello works very well: it is even across the strings and speaks clearly. This would make a very good `next step´ instrument for someone who is looking to upgrade to an instrument with a greater range of tonal colours and dynamic possibilities.
ConditionThe cello is in very good condition. It comes with a bow and case.