Cello by Auguste Sébastien Bernardel "Père", Paris 1840


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It's not every day one comes across a particularly fine example one of the great French cello makers in very good condition and with impressive provenance. This cello ticks all boxes. We are very pleased to offer this fantastic Maggini model cello by Bernardel "Père", a particularly significant instrument with an established reputation in the London musical scene. This instrument was meticulously kept by the same owner, a principal cellist of a London orchestra, for over 50 years. The sound is typical of the finest French instruments of this era, boasting incredible projection with a warm & rich tone. This cello, inspired by Maggini of Brescia, is a characteristic example of the maker's work in an excellent state of preservation. Comes with a certificate from J & A Beare and a condition report is available upon request.
This instrument is eligible for 100% trade in value through our Trade In Guarantee. Full terms

Length of Back: 744 mm
Upper Bout: 345 mm
Middle Bout: 232 mm
Lower Bout: 440 mm

String Length: 692mm

J & A Beare Certificate. Condition report available upon request.

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