Authentic Stradivari cellos are still being played by the world's greatest cellists. and 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. This Core Select “Davidov” is a beautiful reproduction crafted with special care in the archings and graduations for a brilliant. singing quality. The well-aged tonewoods are not only beautiful. but give the player a vibrant. flexible response capable of a variety of styles. Equipped with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold strings. Body length - 755 mm, Upper Bout - 343 mm, Lower Bout - 439 mm.