Noel J. Sweetman 2005 Montagnana 4/4 fine cello

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Noel J. Sweetman 2005 Montagnana 4/4 fine cello


New to the showroom is a fantastic piece of craftmanship by Noel J. Sweetman (NZ), the middle of three generations of Luthiers in New Zealand. 


"A superbly built Instrument with a powerful sound to match!"

The Montagnana Model Is a proven successful sound and style. A large instrument with beautiful bearclaw spruce for the top and stunning European Maple for the back and sides.

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The workmanship is stunning throughout the instrument. The attention to details and quality is everywhere on this instrument.

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If you're looking for a professional and playable instrument, this is well worth the try.





Upper Bout: 36.2cm

Middle Bout: 26.6cm

Lower Bout: 44.4cm

Body Length: 74.2

Ribs: 10.9cm

Ratio: 18:40cm


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 Price on application

For purchasing details or further information, please contact us

or call the showroom on (03) 9853 9525 during business hours



Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax.

This tax is not applicable to overseas customers



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