Cello by John Simmers, Brisbane 2020.
John’s latest instrument is a cello that was completed in July 2020. The cello is based on a well regarded instrument by Giuseppe filius Andreae Guarneri. This moderately sized cello possesses a robust warm sound and is clear and even across its range. The cello is finished and ready for trial. Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment to play this cello.
The 100 model cello from the KG workshop is similar to the 80 model, but has a more tradition hand applied oil varnish and nicer timber. The instrument is set up by Simmers Violins and includes a high quality French Despiau bridge blank and Larsen strings. The KG100 is supplied with a bow and soft case.
Simmers Violin Makers – Studio Series cello.
Studio Series cellos come in different levels and prices, depending on the amount of work completed in our Red Hill workshop. By outsourcing the initial stages of making the cello, we can offer a very high quality instrument at around half the cost of a cello fully made by John Simmers. We do not have any Studio Series Cellos available at the moment.
KG 200 Cello
The 200 model cello from KG is our most popular cello for students moving up to their first full size instrument. Personally prepared by John Simmers with a detailed setup including reshaping the fingerboard, a fine French bridge and a full set of Larsen strings.
The 80 model cello from the KG workshop is our preferred student level cello. They are made to a very high standard and are chosen for their amazing quality for this price level. We believe this is the minimum quality that students of all levels deserve. The quality of this instrument allows us to perform a detailed setup which is included in the price. The setup includes the highest quality Despiau bridge blank and Larsen strings. Also included is a bow and soft case. KG80 cellos are available in 4/4, ¾ and ½ sizes.