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The Saveuse has been described as one of the smallest cellos made by Stradivari. Being a B-form cello, I am wondering whether the Saveuse might have been based on the so-called B Picola mould, which was supposedly not as successful as the "general" B-form. Just out of curiosity.

And does any one know whether the Saveuse has a maple back? The wood of the two piece back is very plain and looks to my eyes more like willow or poplar, but I could of course be wrong.

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I finally found J. Dilworth's 'Small is beautiful' (Strad May 2012), which clarifies some of my questions. The wood of the back is described as '[t]wo pieces of poplar or willow' and the front is apparently 'made from seven jointed pieces'. I assume most people know this, but the article is nice and answered some of my questions, so I thought I post it here.

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