John Dilworth is a regular contributor to The Strad.
Guarneri’s carving is free and energetic, the movements of the tools quick and deep
The varnish of the Grancino is most beautiful and wonderfully well preserved
This poplar-backed cello is clearly very similar in form and modelling to Amati patterns
This year’s calendar contains twelve masterpieces by Stradivari, Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, Rogeri, Vuillaume and many more
Formerly owned by Rostropovich, the fully arched model provides great depth of tone
The Balestrieri has a fine and well-preserved covering of rich red-brown varnish, which has worn softly in the manner of Cremonese recipes