This instrument is part of our fourth annual Contemporary American Makers Exhibition.
This cello crafted by Kurt Jones is beautifully antiqued and light red-brown in color. With a rich and resonant sound, this instrument is also very comfortable to play.
The back is formed from two pieces of quarter-cut maple, marked by irregular medium-narrow flame slanting slightly downward on the lower bass side. The wood of the ribs and scroll are similar to that of the back. The two-piece spruce top has straight and narrow grain, widening at the flanks, with slight clawing on the upper treble side. The instrument is covered with a light red-brown varnish that has been antiqued by the maker, revealing a pale gold ground underneath. The cello is in new condition.
About the maker:
Kurt R. Jones started his luthier training at the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City. He worked in the Peter Prier and Sons Violins shop while attending school. Kurt has worked in close association with Rafael Carrabba in Seattle, Washington in and out of the shop for the past thirty years. Most recently he worked on a Carrabba Violins project as a senior restorer repairing the General Kyd Stradivarius cello.
Kurt R. Jones Violins was created in 1991 and over the years Kurt has made 41 cellos and over 120 violins. In the past two years he has retired to warmer climates in Honolulu, Hawaii and is actively playing fiddle in three Celtic bands while enjoying all the prestige awarded to part time Irish musicians.
Length – 74.5 cm
Upper Bouts – 33.7 cm
Middle Bouts – 24.3 cm
Lower Bouts – 44.9 cm
String Length - 68.5 cm
Mellow, Smooth, Warm