Cello after Andinio Stradivari 1712 Davidov.
With the covid 19 lockdown I have few customers calling so a lot of my time is spent making. Here are some images of a cello I am making. The back is one piece maple of beautiful figured Tonewood. The front has a very even grain width across the bouts. You can see I'm using a small thumb plane to smooth out the gouge marks and when the outside of the front is complete I will hollow out bringing it to it's final thickness. This is done considering the acoustic quality - the stiffness both length ways and across the bouts or across the grain which is the way it moves the most. When complete with sound holes cut and bass bar fitted the back which is still solid will be reduced to its final thickness matching the fronts acoustic frequiency's. For more information on tuning the front and back or plate tuning go here Plate tuning. . Scroll down the page to see short video's of the front and back being excited. All my cello scroll's are reinforced at the neck root, this stiffens up the neck root and makes it stronger.