Conservatory Cello in Poplar
Our Conservatory Cello in Poplar features back and sides of premium Poplar and a select European Spruce top. This tonewood choice gives a rich voice with a warm, darker quality. We love poplar in our bass builds and bring that knowledge to this classic choice for cello. Our wood stock of Poplar is nicely figured, in this example set off with a darker lustrous varnish.
Our 4/4 cello is patterned on a larger historic Montegnana instrument. As with all Upton instruments, ergonomics are optimized to give the instrument a very comfortable and natural feel. All of our cellos are built from the finest seasoned wood stock and hand built over an interior frame in the Italian method.
Why is a world renowned and internationally awarded double bass maker building cellos?
The cello and the double bass share such common musical ground. Just name a classical bassist that hasn’t worked on the Bach Cello Suites. The second lowest string of the cello is literally that of the double basses highest string, and the cellos lowest string (C) drills down into the first position of a double bass players A string. Upton Bass has spent years perfecting the balance, clarity, and presence of these string frequencies and how they react with the player and the instrument. It’s very exciting to apply our knowledge to the beautiful tonal palette of the cello.
Cellos at Upton Bass are made entirely by hand in our Mystic, Connecticut workshop, conveniently located between NYC and Boston, minutes off of Interstate 95.
Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and cellos, offering accessories for both. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world-class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at email@example.com or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.