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Galileo Arcellaschi 1960 4/4 Cello

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  • Length of body: 30"
  • Width of upper bout: 13 5/8"
  • Width of c-bout: 9 1/2"
  • Width of lower bout: 17 1/8"
  • String length: 27 1/2"

Crafted in Como, Italy in 1960, this exemplary example of the works of contemporary Italian maker Galileo Arcellaschi is deliciously played-in. Powerful, complex, and colorful, this would make a fine upgrade for any player looking for volume without sacrificing tonal complexity. An intriguing instrument begging to be explored by a gifted player, it would make both a fine solo, or ensemble instrument. Long body and string length make this cello a better fit for taller players with larger hands. 

b. 1920, d. 1985.  From Como, Italy, and a pupil of Carlo Oddone in Turin 1932, Galileo Arcellaschi concentrated primarily on making cellos.

This cello does not come with a bow or a case. If shipped, you will need to purchase a case. Options can be discussed.

4/4, Crafted in 1960, Used

All cellos are set up and adjusted by Linda and are guaranteed to have been played before being shipped!

This is a consignment instrument. Please be sure to read my policies on consignments.

  • Magnacore Strings
  • Rosewood Hill style Le Bois d'Harmonie tailpiece
  • Rosewood Pegs
  • French style bridge by Linda West
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