I completed this cello in 2003. It is modeled loosely on a Montagnana 1739 cello. The top wood is European Spruce, and the back is of Quilted Bigleaf Maple from the state of Washington. The varnish contains a combination of oil and spirit elements. The woodwork is not antiqued, but the varnish is shaded to appear to have many years of wear. Its other attributes include a t-nut, a tailpiece and pegs by Eric Fouilhe' of Les Bois d'Harmonie, and my improved purfling design. For details on these features see the Mysteries section or just follow the links.