Thomas Dodd Violoncello
Made in London, England Circa 1790, bearing the maker’s label within.
Top table is a two piece sectional plate of medium to wider grain spruce
Back table is sectional plate of moderately figured maple on a modified slab cut
Ribs of matching character maple to that of the back table
The scroll is original of moderately figured maple with a moderately figured maple neck graft
Varnish is a deep brownish amber color with reddish hues most typical of Thomas Dodd workmanship.
The fingerboard has a Hill identification No. 9518 at the end of the fingerboard.
This cellos has most amazing projection and great tonal depth in all registers.
Overall Body Length. 75cm
Width across the upper bout: 34 cm
Width across the center bout : 22.2cm
Width across the lower bout : 43.5 cm