Embrace innovation without sacrificing playability or sound. This new line of cellos affords our clients the opportunity to own a faithful copy of a one-of-a-kind instrument: a stunning old Italian cello, made by Lorenzo and Tomasso Carcassi in Florence in the late 18th century and currently played by Boston Symphony Orchestra member Mihail Jojatu.
Believed to be students of Giovanni Baptista Gabrielli, the Carcassi brothers operated out of Florence, Italy during the second half of the 18th century. While Florentine cellos are not as widely copied as their Cremonese and Venetian counterparts, it was love at first sight for Mihail when he tried this Carcassi cello, and it had been a dream of his for years to have the instrument copied.
Our Carcassi Model cellos are currently made in Germany by renowned luthier Bernd Dimbath using the highest quality tonewoods and based on the model and specifications developed by the team at Carriage House Violins. They are then finished and varnished by workshop manager John Dailey.
Like the original, our Carcassi Model cellos have a robust sound and ease of playing that is unique in their price range. We carry two models, one varnished in Germany by Bernd Dimbath and the other in-house by John Dailey. These instruments are available exclusively at Carriage House Violins.