The work of Pietro Guarneri is regarded as some of the most beautifully crafted from the Guarneri family and this cello from Bernd Dimbath is no exception. From the beautifully joined maple back, to the gorgeous brown/orange varnish over a golden ground.
Tonally, this cello has much to offer the discriminating cellist! I was first taken aback by how quick the response was, but equally surprised at the depth and overtones clearly present, especially in the midrange (which is typically a cello's weakest area for projection). The A-string is very focused, brilliant and clear, and the C-String has plenty of power to rise to the occasion for concertos such as Shostakovich and Prokofiev.
Lovely to look at and to play - come in to try it today!
information about the model from Bernd Dimbath:
Pietro Guarneri (14 April 1695 – 7 April 1762)
Pietro Guarneri or sometimes referred to as Pietro da Venezia, was the son of Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, filius Andreae, and the last of the Guarneri house of violin-makers.
He lived in Cremona with his father until 1718. Finding life in Casa Guarneri in some way uncongenial, he left Cremona for good in 1718. The master eventually arrived and settled in Venice 1722-1724. Here he blended the Cremonese techniques of his fathers' characteristics, perhaps working with Montagnana and Tononi. The Venetian makers of the same period were Matteo Goffriller, Carlo Annibale Tononi, Francesco Gobetti, Domenico Montagnana and Sanctus Seraphin.
He married Angiola Maria Ferrari on 5 April 1728, with whom he had ten children. His first original labels from Venice date from 1730. His instruments are rare and highly prized like his father's and uncle's.
One of Germany's premier violin workshops, the Bernd Dimbath Workshop in Bubenreuth, produces a very large range of products from their student level Heinrich Gill lines, to their professional models with the Bernd Dimbath label. In our opinion, what really makes the Bernd Dimbath label instruments standout from other high end European workshops is the level of detail and consistency in their work. Everything from the initial stages of wood selection to the scientific measurements involved with pairing optimal woods together with a truly one-of-a-kind instrument. Even such internal work as the bass bar is shaped uniquely to each instrument to enhance its tonal qualities, not just a standard shape which is quite commonly done. We are confident and proud to offer these fine instruments in our shop as a great option for the most demanding advanced students or professional musician!