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4/4 English Violoncello by Thomas Kennedy

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Product reference : 3348/S

This is our English Violoncello by Thomas Kennedy, pencilled inside the front, “Thos Kennedy maker London 1831”. This beautiful cello is a great example of Thomas Kennedy’s early work.

Thomas Kennedy (1784-1870) was a prolific maker in England throughout the 19th-Century. After being apprenticed to William Forster (III) in 1802, he later opened his own workshop that was the home of many well-known luthiers and bow-makers. He is best known for his cellos that are often made using a distinctive shortened Nicola Amati model with long middle bouts. This instrument was made in 1831, in England, signed inside the front with his characteristic blue pencil. It is in great condition and produces a lovely sound.

The cello has a string stop of 27” with the back length 29”.

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