Cello by Joseph Ian Ross, Pitlochry, 2009
This cello has now sold.
About Joseph Ian RossWe are absolutely delighted to have instruments for sale by the brilliant Ian Ross! Based in beautiful Pitlochry, Ian´s workshop is a treasure trove of instruments, all stunningly well observed and beautifully made. Ian has an amazing eye for different models and always has several different models on the go at once. Ian´s instruments are popular with traditional and classical players alike for their very human, expressive qualities.
About the celloThis cello was made in Pitlochry in 2009. It is modelled after the `Batta´ Stradivari of 1714.
The cello has a two piece back of narrow-flamed maple with ribs to match. The scroll is of plainer maple. The front is two pieces of straight-grained spruce and the varnish is a rich orange-brown.
The cello has a length of back of 29 and 7/8 inches, or 759 mm.
How does it sound?This is a dark, powerful cello with latent energy. It has a hugely exciting sound, drawing the audience in regardless of dynamic. Like all of Ian´s instruments, there is a singing, human quality to the instrument: this is the kind of cello with which one builds up a deep relationship over time, much like the Stradivari which inspired it.
ConditionThe cello is in original mint condition.