The Collega Atelier Series cellos are a new product line for us at Sam's Strings. The concept is to invite young, talented makers to explore new ideas and concepts of tonal and artistic creation on unfinished European instruments made to our specification. The result is a creative melding of new and old, providing the luthier a chance to use their experience and creativity to produce unique examples reminiscent of fine old master's instruments at a reasonable price to the customer.
This cello is a excellent example of this product, finished by American violin maker, Catalin Quercinola. The model we sent to him was that of Ventian master, Matteo Gofriller, whose cellos are played by many of the world's top soloists. This particular cello has a complex and very appealing deep red/brown varnish, which compliments the rich and dark tone it produces! There is a lot of nuance to the tone quality which is quite appealing! Come give it a try today!