information about the model from Bernd Dimbath:
Francesco Ruggieri (1645-1700) was a student of Nicola Amati and worked as a resident apprentice in Amati's workshop. He is known for combining the tradition of the Cremonese school with quite innovative ideas to improve the tonal quality and the beauty of the instruments he made. The result were quite broad cellos with elevated arching and widened f-holes. The sound is sophisticated and wonderfully rich and clear.
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!