The Core Select CS10000 “Davidov” model uses European tonewoods. hand-crafted by the most experienced luthiers to achieve concert-hall power and clarity. Extra time and expertise result in optimum plate archings and graduations for a brilliant. singing quality. The meticulously finished varnish not only looks amazing. but helps give the sound an elastic. flexible quality for the most demanding performances. The 1712 “Davidov” Strad is a fine example of the “B form” cellos for which he is most famous. Played in concerts and recordings by Jaqueline Du Pre and then Yo-Yo Ma in the 20th century. it is named after the great 19th century Russian cellist Karl Davidov. a contemporary of Tchaikovsky. Equipped with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold strings and Akusticus tailpiece. Body length - 755 mm, Upper Bout - 343 mm, Lower Bout - 439 mm.