Man Claudiu Cello
"The Claudiu sound is such that it commands the performance. The wide & full scale dynamic, the subsequent tone are literally awesome!"
"[Our teacher] loves the cello and actually said that he might be interested in buying one for himself at some point. He said it sounds as good as his $40K cello and has great overtones."
Man Claudiu makes these beautiful instruments for us by hand in his workshop in northern Italy. Only the finest European woods, fittings, and oil varnish are used in the making of each masterpiece.
A Goffriller pattern cello is currently on the luthier's bench!
The tone of the Man Claudiu cello is very complex - rich and deep lower register with clarity and brilliance in the upper register. It is suitable for the pre-professional player or for one who wishes never to have to upgrade, as the quality of Man Claudiu's work is equal to that of many of the most popular contemporary instrument makers. While the tone is spectacular from the very start, the reward comes later as it begins to break in and the tone matures with the player. Comparable to cellos from big-city shops in the $18,000-$40,000 range players have told us!
Available with either boxwood or ebony fittings of the highest quality, (Hill-style with heart-shaped pegs - ebony recommended) and fitted with Bois d'Harmonie tailpiece and New Harmony Music carbonfiber endpin.
Despiau "Three Tree A" bridge, ebony fingerboard, inlaid purfling, solid, carved throughout, the very finest hand selected, aged European spruce and maple of the highest quality, lightly antiqued oil varnish. Each instrument optimally setup with Larsen Soloist A, D, G and Magnacore or Spirocore C (or your favorite combination such as Versum!)
(Photos shown below are Montagnana model (front and back) and Gofriller model back and front, respectively - higher quality images are available by email by request)