The cello is a gigantic instrument so it’s really no surprise that it basically takes an entire tree to make. What is impressive about the hand carving process, though, is just how long it takes to carve the wood down, to precisely cut out the shape, and to put all the pieces together. With such a big and bulky instrument, you’d think you can get away with some shortcuts. Not in this case. Not at all.
This short doc about hand making a cello from start to finish by the workshop Xavier Vidal i Roca was filmed by Laura Vidal. It’s so calming to watch.
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