It is with great pleasure that I present my collaboration with the talented violin maker Vik Vandamme. He worked in my workshop in 2019, and during last year he made a cello for me. The cello is made from materials from my stock of tonewood; Italian alpine spruce, a very special one piece back in willow, ribs in European flamed maple and neck in maple that is elegantly grafted on the scroll in willow.
The cello was made in Vik’s workshop in Belgium under close follow-up by me. When the cello arrived at my workshop in white, I continued with my self-composed oil varnish and set it up so that it would fit like a glove with its future cellist owner. Thanks to the one piece back of willow, the cello has a dark and rich tone with fullness throughout the register.
The cello is set up with Spirocore Wolfram C + G and Larsen Soloist A + D. This is the instrument for those who want the taste of a von der Lippe cello, but at a very nice price.
The cello has been sold to a happy cellist in Norway. Feel free to click through the pictures below to see more of the cello.