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Mikola Ptashnikoff

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  1. I like quarter cut but it's really difficult to find:(

    After 4 hours of selection at furniture factory

    I found few peaces of spruce

    But it is wet spruce

    need to wait until spring to dry

    I think 2 peaces with quarter in center and 2 another to sides


  2. Several days ago I started to search 5 string cello fingerboard

    Searching at ebay.

    So many indonesian ebony fingerboards from china makers.

    But I know that Ceylon or Sri Lanka ebony is really cool:)

    I found indian maker WBO with high grade ebony fingerboards

    But he has 4 and 6 string cello fingerboards

    I agreed with him about the production of 5 string fingerboard

    Today I paid my custom fingerboard

    Before order fingerboard I drew in coreldraw

    and found correct dimension


    Thanks to Jitesh Jain (WBO) from India to help me with fingerboard!


    My 5 String cello fingerboard dimension:


    Length: 580 mm

    Width at Bridge Side: 75 mm
    Width at Nut Side: 39 mm


    string spacing

    Bridge: 61 mm

    Nut: 30 mm


  3. Shape of cello body important, but i think only for eyes:)

    It's just a box

    More strings more pressure to all parts.

    Neck and fingerboard wider

    But what about thickness of belly and bass bar

    If bridge legs wide than need to do little wider space between bass bar and sound post.


  4. Hello.

    Sorry for my English.

    I live in Minsk, Belarus.

    I repair guitars and made few for myself. Rock vocalist and guitarist too:)

    After watching videos of 2Cellos I started to like cello.

    My elder son started to learn play cello in music school.

    I was repaired your 1/4 cello (moscow factory cello).

    And now I think to make new cello for him.

    I think 5 strings cello will more interesting.

    Not so easy to find good tonewood in Belarus.

    I planning to use simple wood (plain maple).

    Also think to make not full classic cello

    But with some modern feature.

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