Michael Todd III Special Edition (European Wood) Cello

$5,000 USD Compare at$6,500 USD


Only 1 piece in stock!

Our newest line of instruments is actually the re-introduction of one of our most popular lines, absent from the StringWorks lineup for many years. These cellos are made with beautifully figured, highly aged European maple and Himalayan spruce, and varnished with a beautiful and supple lightly antiqued oil varnish.

Tonal Review

  • Extremely mature sounding
  • Very balanced tone
  • Great projection
  • Rich and round, room and hall-filling tone
  • Highly textured sound in all ranges

Todd hasn't been this excited about a cello in recent history! This Michael Todd III "Operatic" cello, based on a either a model of the Italian cello maker Giovanni Battista Rogeri or Dominico Montagnana, is a tonal dream, with a very sweet and tender richness to the tone, but this 'Operatic' one is like a baritone/bass singer, almost a natural "vibrato" in its projection and complex, rich power. Such a thick, rich tone! It is perfect for music of the Classical period such as Haydn and Mozart, is brilliant with Symphonic repertoire, and has great warmth and resonance throughout each register.  Many cellists will love the depth of the lower registers, that still have a slight grain to give it an edge, and the upper register is soloistic and lyrical, with very fast response throughout.

"All I can say is; I'm in love! The instrument itself is absolutely beautiful and the setup is amazing. Playing this Michael Todd III.... Wow. Too easy!"

Available with ebony fittings of the highest quality, and fitted with Wittner Ultralight tailpiece and New Harmony Music carbon fiber endpin.

See Todd's Takes on the Michael Todd cellos!

Despiau "Two-Tree" bridge, ebony fingerboard, inlaid purfling, solid, carved throughout, aged European spruce and maple of the highest quality, antiqued varnish. Each instrument setup with the StringWorks Setup for optimal tone with any of the following strings or combinations: Larsen, Kaplan, Helicore, Spirocore Silver.  

OUTFIT DISCOUNT!  If you purchase an instrument, case, and bow, use discount code OUTFIT to receive $20.00 off your order!

Trade-In Policy: StringWorks continues to feature the greatest trade-in policy in the industry.  Your first trade-in, to a higher level instrument of the same type (violin to violin, etc) is 100% credit of the purchase price.  Subsequent trade-ups are 80%!  Certain restrictions apply, and instrument must be in as-new condition for full credit.  Repairs and reconditioning charges may be subtracted from your credit applied

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