This instrument was part of our Contemporary Violin Makers of Cremona Exhibition.
A wonderful contemporary cello by the Italian maker Pasquale Sardone, this is a well-balanced instrument with a clear, full, and resonant sound. Its versatility makes it a good fit for a wide range of cellists.
The back is formed for two pieces of quarter-cut maple, marked by narrow flame, slanting slightly downward toward the sides. The wood of the ribs and scroll are similar to that of the back. The two-piece spruce top has straight and medium-narrow grain, widening at the flanks. The instrument is covered in a chestnut brown varnish and has been lightly antiqued by the maker, revealing a pale brown ground beneath. The cello is in excellent condition.
About the maker:
Pasquale Sardone was born on July 7th, 1979 in Altamura, Bari and grew up in Poggiorsini where, since he was a boy, had a passion for music and musical instruments. In 2001 he moved to Cremona to attend the Antonio Stradivari International Violinmaking School, where he learned how to make stringed instruments with Master Violinmaker Giorgio Scolari.
Following his graduation in 2005, he started an apprenticeship in the workshop of Master Giorgio Grisales and his nephew Ricardo. During this time Pasquale further developed his interest and passion for double basses.
In 2013 he opened his own workshop in Persico Cosimo, Cremona where he makes, repairs and restores instruments.
His production is a continuous evolution through studies and researches of the classical and contemporary violinmaking schools, varnishes and shapes, in order to achieve the right balance between aesthetic and sound.
Length – 75.8 cm
Upper Bouts – 35.6 cm
Middle Bouts – 25.5 cm
Lower Bouts – 45.6 cm
String Length- 69.3 cm
Clear, Full, Resonant, Punchy, Well-Balanced