Figure 8: An estimation of the original outline

Deconstructing the Andrea Amati ‘King’ cello

By Matthew Zeller

In an article from June 2015, Matthew Zeller examines five centuries of alterations made to the world’s oldest cello, housed at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota, and asks what they reveal about the evolution and development of the standard cello form


In Focus: a 1786 cello by Jacques Pierre Michelot


John Dilworth examines a hastily built but robust 1786 French cello, with photos by Richard Valencia, in an article from September 2005