pennygirl78 Posted December 16, 2020 Report Share Posted December 16, 2020 Hi! I am new to this forum and thought I would get some insight on a cello! I bought this cello maybe a 1.5 years ago from a man who had it in his attic for a while, does not remember how it was acquired or that he even had it in his attic. It did not come with a case and was in very bad condition (my guess due to extreme temperatures in attic). The varnish is completely gone, there are cracks on the front of the cello, roughed up sides, scratches all over, and the seams on the side & where the neck meets the base were open, etc. Clearly this cello was not cared for at all, additionally, someone had "defiled" & engraved a name on the back of the cello and a number (why that was done, I do not know). I had some repairs done but not all due to time. I changed the pegs, tailpiece, and bridge ( bridge in photo is just temporary until I get one made for this cello) Inside the cello, there is a label that reads "ARRIGO TIVOLI FIORINI ALLIEVO E NIPOTE DI GIUSEPPE FIORINI FECE in SAN REMO anno 1961" However, reading previous posts, the writing on the label seems to be a bit blurry, almost as if it was written with a sharpie, which makes me doubt that this is an authentic ATF cello. I tried to google this maker but not much came up except for a few verified auctioned violas, violins and one cello, all made within a 1920-1965 span. I have included a lot pictures and would love to know what you guys think! Even if it isn't original, could it still be Italian? If not, I would appreciate if you guys could help me figure out the origins of where this cello was made based on design of the cello or type of wood used! Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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