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Paul Mangenot early 20th Century 4/4 Cello

  • Length of body: 29 3/4"
  • Width of upper bout: 13 1/4"
  • Width of c-bout: 9"
  • Width of lower bout: 17 1/4"
  • String length: 27 1/2"

This cello has a velvety, ardent character. Its highs are colorful and radiant, its lows mellow and vast. It has an incredibly smooth, even clarity across all four strings; it projects easily and fills the room with a brilliant, broad sound. This instrument, under a skilled hand, has a range of colors to investigate - it is very responsive and sensitive to the player. This cello is suited for a professional looking for something lucid, tactful, and fierce.  

4/4, Crafted in early 20th Century, Used
Paul Alexandre Mangenot was born in 1862 in Mirecourt into an instrumental-making family (his father was an organ maker and his grandfather and his older brother were luthiers). He died in 1941 at his Mirecurtian home. A student of Paul Bailly, he then worked for Joseph Hel in Lille, Collin Mézin in Paris, as well as in Lyon and Geneva. He took over from Justin Derazey and set up in 1890 in Mirecourt at 24 Faubourg Saint Vincent under the brand "A la ville de Crémone". In 1899, he was associated with L Pronier about whom little is known. He sold his name to the Laberte firm in 1928, as well as all the brands resulting from the acquisition of Derazey. He was at one time the custodian of the timber merchant Joseph Sandner from Schönbach. Paul Alexandre Mangenot's nickname was "Le Zon". 

This is a consignment instrument. Please see my policies on Consignment Cellos before purchasing.


  • Larsen il Cannone 'Warm and Broad' stringset
  • Antique Rosewood pegs, C posture peg
  • Professional Grade Belgium Bridge by Linda West
  • Bois d'Harmonie French Style Rosewood Tailpiece with fine tuners
  • 10mm Linda's OPin Endpin




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