Labeled, "Stradivarius.." and "Simone Fernando Sacconi, fece in New York, anno 1932."
A copy of the Stradivari 'Pawle, Ben Venuto' cello
Back: in two pieces of quarter-cut maple with narrow flames descending slightly from the centre joint.
Top: in two pieces of spruce of medium grain.
Scroll: of plainer maple.
Ribs: of similar wood.
Varnish: of a dark orange-brown colour.
Length of back: 74.5 cm
Upper bouts: 32.2
Middle bouts: 21.5
Lower bouts: 41.5
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