Based on a more narrow Montagnana model, this beautiful and elegant cello has a clean and polished varnish, which I find very appealing. The uniformity of the polished varnish acts almost like a mirror into the complex and tasteful antiquing done by the craftsman at W. Topa's workshop.
Tonally, this cello would fit in lovely into a string quartet - it has a blending and warm quality which lends itself nicely to ensemble playing.
These cellos are not easy to come by, as the workshop is no longer producing them for the USA market. We were fortunate to pick this one up, in the final shipment to their distributor.
Suitable for all levels of playing.