The Roman Teller instruments have been enormously popular especially in this country since the late 1950's. They are admired for their beautiful golden orange varnish and of course a wonderful tone. In the late 60's Teller began training his son-in-law Rudolf Buchner who eventually took over the business. Tonally, it has a solid upper range and a deep lower end.
We don't know the makers of this cello, but it has an amazing antique sound with excellent projection. It would be a great choice for a soloist.
The tone of this cello is very resonant, a strong voice with a nice complex sound.
This is a big wide cello with a big vibrant sound, even on all four strings.
This cello would be a great choice for a musician looking for a clear laser-sharp A string. Tonally it is loud and resonant.
This cello is easy to play with an overall brilliant sound.
Gary grew up in the Bay Area and with the help of Boyd Poulson, went to the Violin Making School of America, enrolling at the young age of 17. After graduating he opened a shop in Salt Lake. He is highly respected for his excellent work. This would be a great choice for ensemble playing.
Elise Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanre create fine instruments in their workshop as well as teaching in the violin making school founded by Elisa's father Renato. This fine cello was made under their direction. The sound is refined with a big lower end.
Haide is the head of our El Cerrito workshop and co-creator of our Jay Haide violins, violas, cellos and basses. Over the years he has won many awards and medals for his work at the Violin Society of America competitions. This exceptional cello would be perfect for a soloist and has a rich and powerful vibrant tone quality.
The Joseph Hel workshop produced exceptionally fine instruments. They were especially known for their reproductions of the work of J.B.Vuillaume. The tone of this violin is warm and responsive with quite a bit of power.
After graduating from the violin making school in Cremona, Tadioli set up his own workshop there and has since won many medals and awards for his superb work. Over the years, we have been able to offer several of his superb instruments.
Like so many French makers, Delivet apprenticed in Mirecourt. After working there with Victor Rambaux, he moved to Paris working with H.C.Silvestre. He opened his own shop in Paris in 1892. His work was highly regarded and he won numerous gold medals in major exhibitions. In 1918 he emigrated to Canada working in Toronto and Montreal. This violin has a nice brilliant and responsive tone.
Buthod was one of many gifted makers who worked for Vuillaume before joining Husson in Mirecourt forming a large and successful workshop. This is a very fine violin and is in superb condition.
Derazey studied first in Mirecourt then went on to Paris where he worked for several shops before returning to Mirecourt. His workshop quickly became very successful because of the high quality of his work. He worked very much in the style of Vuillaume. This violin is quick and responsive with a brilliant tone.
The Mougenot family of violin makers goes back to the 17th century. Léon worked with E.Laurent in Brussels, Blanchard in Lyon and W.E.Hill and Sons in London before establishing his own shop in Mirecourt in 1899. His work has always been highly respected for his very fine workmanship.
Werner Barth worked with his father Robert and stayed on until 1962. This violin has an excellent tone, brilliant but with depth and fullness, which makes it a real joy to play.
The G.A.Pfretzschner workshop is best known for their fine bows, but they produced a number of fine violins as well.
Anders Halverson emigrated from Sweden to Chicago in 1924 to work for Lewis & Son, then moved to Nashville, Michigan two years later. He established a shop with William Meyers which became popular with musicians across the Midwest.
The famous Ernst Heinrich Roth workshop also made instruments labeled Meinel (Oscar or Eugen). These violins are identical the highly regarded Roth violins of the 1920s and 30s.
Dieudonné was a pupil of Gustave Bazin in Mirecourt going on to work with Darche in Brussels before establishing his own workshop in Mirecourt. His instruments were popular all over the world, especially in the U.S. where they were sold by Wurlitzer and William Moennig & Sons. This would be an excellent choice for a musician seeking a violin with a brilliant tone with easy playability.