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The cello is a bowed stringed instrument, similar to but smaller than the base violin. Although originally stringed with gut, the cello makers of Bologna began to use wire around 1660, refining the sound of the instrument. It is tuned in fifths, starting two octaves below middle C, and lends itself perfectly to both orchestral and chamber works.
It is very rarely seen in England, but has grown in popularity on the Continent.
We are proud to be able to import the occasional fine instrument from Italy, from such notable instrument makes as the Amati and the Stradivari families.
Be the first in your circle to own one of these rare instruments!
Price: Italian, fine quality - £40, 10s