Thomas Kennedy cellos

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Widely appreciated for the tonal qualities of his cellos, Kennedy often used an oil varnish which, due to its tendency to craquelure, gave rise to a rather opaque appearance. More rarely he produced a stunning and transparent honey-coloured varnish, from which this particularly fine example benefits. Made in London around 1820, its distinctive Amati-inspired model is comfortably compact and responsive, having a firm bass and sparkling upper register. Certificate of authenticity by John Dilworth.

Two cellos by Thomas Kennedy currently in stock.