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Dimbath/Gill Master Soloist model X7 'Ruggeri' Cello

Comes with standard hard case.

If you would like to purchase a bow with your cello, pernambuco bows will be discounted 50% from the prices on our website.

  • Length of body: 29 1/2"
  • Width of upper bout: 14 1/4"
  • Width of c-bout: 9 3/4"
  • Width of lower bout: 17 7/8"
  • String length: 27 1/8"

'Francesco Ruggeri' pattern

4/4 (full size), Crafted in 2012, Used

This cello has been played in quite well, with its tone being much more open and responsive. The upper range is warm and smooth under the hand, allowing the player to navigate the fingerboard easily. The low range is very resonant and woody, allowing the player to dig in. Across the instruments entire range, it maintains its characters despite fluctuation in dynamics. It is ideal for ensemble music; however, it can be pushed for solo repertoire. 

The Gill/Dimbath X7 model cellos are suitable for the professional player seeking a more affordable price. They are comparable to Dimbath’s reputable E-class model cellos, possessing a similar level of depth, projection, and complexity that even the most discerning ear can appreciate.

These progressive X-series instruments are the result of a collaboration between Bernd Dimbath's acoustic engineering research and his Gill workshop. This new line of Gill/Dimbath has created sophisticated, professional-level cellos that are exceptionally affordable for the serious musician. This is the only Gill model to be stamped with B. Dimbath brand inside, as well as at the bottom near the endpin. The instrument-making process breaks new ground by constructing enough front and back plates for five instruments at a time and optimally pairs them using the Dimbath shop’s revolutionary acoustical engineering guidelines. This process has proven to be wildly successful, creating cellos comparable in play quality with Dimbath’s C-Class instruments but for a fraction of the cost.

Cello comes with a lightweight hybrid case. Does not come with a bow.

All cellos are setup or adjusted by Linda and played before shipped, guaranteed.

Serial #3247

Set-up

  • Rosewood Hill-style geared pegs
  • Perpetual Edition string set
  • French style Bridge
  • Rosewood Les Bois D'Harmonie tailpiece
  • 10mm OPin endpin


Buying a Cello Online from Linda West Cellos

All of our cellos (except for those on consignment or mezzo-forte instruments) come with a 14-day trial period. Once you receive your new cello, play it for 2 weeks, and if it's not "the one", contact us to discuss a return or replacement. Shipping costs back to us are the buyer's responsibility. Please see our FAQs for complete details.

Most cellos will come with a case and a bow. If you are shopping from a distance, Linda will select the most compatible bow for your cello by playing the instrument and trying out several bows. As for cases, most cellos will come with a standard hard case, which really depends on the availability. We often use Eastman CACL28 or CACL18 cases as our standard case. For more expensive instruments that are noted as coming with a lightweight hardcase, this also depends on what we have in stock, and what your chosen instrument will fit into. We usually are selecting from Gewa Air, Otto Musica, Eastman or Century Strings cases in the $1,000 - $1,400 price range. We usually give you a couple options of case and color.

We know that purchasing a cello online takes an incredible amount of trust, knowledge, and information. Therefore, we go the extra mile to make sure that you have as much information about your future cello soulmate as we can possibly provide. We would love to talk to you before you put that cello in your cart and purchase it so we can help you make sure it's going to be the right one for you. Unlike big, 'volume' shops, we are intimately familiar with each cello we have listed, and are experts at cello/player match-making. We are very passionate about making sure you receive the cello that is going to make your playing blossom, and put a smile on your face every time you play.

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