Kloz School Cello, Mittenwald, c. 1770

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Kloz School Cello, Mittenwald, c. 1770

The Kloz family of instrument makers spans several generations and spawned a ‘school’ of making in the famous Bavarian violin making region.


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Details

This fine old cello was made in Mittenwald, Germany in the mid to late 18th century. It is surprisingly well preserved for its 220 plus year history. The string length is 655 mm making it a very comfortable instrument for players with smaller hands. The tone is deep and rich with a dark colour to the C string and lovely warmth in the upper register.

The two piece back plate is of very faintly flamed maple with similar sides and plain maple head. The top plate is also of two pieces of very fine reed lines at the centre growing wide towards the flanks. The varnish is of a light brown-gold over a light gold ground and displays a wonderful aged patina.

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