Saturday, January 05, 2008

News Flash

Just got back from running errands, which included returning the lovely 230 year-old French cello I have had on loan while the cello to replace the one that disintegrated with multiple cracks last winter was being built. And... it's here! I visited it for the first time today, unstrung and seams open for a few weeks while it acclimatizes. It's really, really beautiful. The back is a 75 year-old piece of subtly flamed maple, with a spruce top more finely grained than my original. It's antiqued, on a butterscotch base, and really looks old to my admittedly not well-trained eye. I hope, I hope, I hope it sounds and plays as beautifully as it looks. Keep your fingers crossed.

4 comments:

Guanaco said...

Best of luck with the new cello. Of course, we need pictures.

cellodonna said...

Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing a photo.

CelloGeek said...

wonderful! I would love to see a photo and also hear something.

Gottagopractice said...

I didn't have a camera on this visit, but will take one should I visit again. Alas, you may have to be patient until I bring it home in about a month. We're taking no chances with gluing too soon - this baby gets as much time as it needs to stabilize after its travels.