4/4 1910 Collin-Mezin Cello
This Cello was made in 1910 by celebrated French luthier, Ch.J.B Collin. A lovely, warm sounding Cello, it would make a suitable instrument for the professional Cellist.
The Cello has a two-piece, highly figured Maple back with matching ribs, neck and scroll. The top is two piece Spruce with straight, narrow to medium grain.
Excerpts about Collin-Mezin taken from the Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers by William Henley:
“Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin 1841-1923.
Son of C.L Collin, he was initially an apprentice to his father and moved to Paris in 1868. Awarded gold and silver medals at the Paris Exhibitions of 1878, 1889 and 1900. Named Officer de l’Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1884.
Collin-Mezin established and improved his violins and cellos by seeking opinions from eminent violinists such as Joachim, Sivori, Massart, Armingaud, Maurin, Sauzay and Marsick. One testimonial of Arminguad’s of Collin-Mezin’s stated that a Collin-Mezin would ultimately vie with a Stradivarius for flexibility of sound. Cello virtuosi Franchomme and Jacquard used instruments of Collin-Mezin in the later years of their career. All the comparisons made by these various soloists admitted the superiority over other new violins, particularly for sonority, resistance and perfect evenness of vibrations on all the strings in every position.”
Luthier CM 1910 no.98
Upper Bout: 35 cm
C Bout: 25 cm
Lower Bout: 44.5 cm
Back Length: 76 cm
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