Search:
corilon violins
pId6
Wilfried Leonhardt, Mittenwald - 3/4 sized cello, ca. 1970 - table
Wilfried Leonhardt, Mittenwald - 3/4 sized cello, ca. 1970 - table
back
back
ribs
ribs
scroll
scroll
Inventory No.: 2381
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Wilfried Leonhardt
Length of back: 68.8 cm
Year: approx. 1970

3/4 Cello by Wilfried Leonhardt, Mittenwald

In the traditional Bavarian violinmaking town of Mittenwald, the workshop of luthier Wilfried Leonhardt ranks amongst the names which have transcended national and international borders. Born in Markneukirchen in 1933, the master violin maker took on the family business from his teacher and father-in-law Anton Dietl in 1968, and from that time on, the atelier (which is still family-run to this day) began to specialise in cellos. This 3/4 cello bears Wilfried Leonhardt's original label in the body. As an instrument of particularly high quality, it has been branded with the family seal, a lyre in a circle, which can be seen on the outside of the back below the button. The moderately to broadly-grained spruce of the top and the maple of the two-piece back with its strong and interesting flaming are tone woods which reflect a refined sense of taste and experienced craftsmanship. The ribs and expressively carved scroll are equally pleasing to the eye. An attractive, luminously orange-brown varnish complements the 3/4 cello's aesthetic. Some traces of use can be seen on the top. We received the instrument in undamaged condition and have set it up completely in our atelier. The cello's warm and somewhat gentle sound is highly recommended, and the volume is surprisingly full for a 3/4 cello.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this cello.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, old Bubenreuth violin from 1955, certificate
  • Modern Italian violin, Luigi Agostinelli, 1953
  • Old Czech violin after Niccolo Amati, c.1900
  • Recommendable antique Markneukirchen violin with a dark, brilliant sound
  • 7/8 - "Lady's violin", 7/8 violin, by Schuster & Co., c.1910
  • Old, 1940's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, warm tones
  • Modern French soloist viola, Jacques Camurat, Paris 1958
  • French violin bow, atelier Charles Louis Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Modern Mittenwald viola, Matthias Klotz 1982
  • 3/4 - antique French 3/4 violin, Breton model
  • Silver-mounted violin bow, for K. van der Meer Amsterdam
  • Fine Markneukirchen violin bow after Sartory, sweet, sophisticated tone
  • Markneukirchen violin bow, bright, clear sound, lightweight
  • 3/4 - German 3/4 violin bow, approx. 1950
  • Antique Klingenthal violin, approx. 1850
  • Antique German violin by Wolff brothers, Kreuznach, 1905
  • Fine English violin, 19th century, soloist sound
  • Contemporary English master violin, Victor Unsworth, "Ysaye" Guarneri
  • 7/8 - Italian 7/8 violin, Carlo Melloni, Bologna 1932 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 7/8 - Michael Reindl, Mittenwald 7/8 master violin, 1935
  • Italian violin by Delfi Merlo, Milano 1979 (certificate Delfi Merlo)
  • 1920's Italian violin by Stefano Caponetto (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Fine Viennese master violin by Franz Angerer, 1898
  • Interesting Southern Italian violin, ascribed to Enrico Politi