Gliga II Cello – Antique 4/4

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The Gliga II violin’s improved timber and workmanship allows the advancing pupil a new freedom of expression

All timber received into the Gliga workshop is independently graded and allocated to each craftsperson before building begins. Wood that is graded for Gliga II instruments starts to show tighter grain on the spruce for better resonance, and the maple begins to exhibit attractive flame. Naturally the better grades of wood are given to more experienced makers, so more attention can be given to the careful processes of carving and tuning the plates.

The combination of better tone wood and extra care in construction gives the Gliga II a more pleasing tone when put into the hands of the intermediate student. The flamed maple befits the increasing accomplishment of the player, and the variety of oil finishes and antiquing offered allows for freedom of expression and individuality in the recital hall.

Like all Gliga instruments the fittings are of the highest quality. The solid ebony fingerboard and pegs are carefully shaped and fitted to each instrument. A Wittner Ultralight tailpiece is anchored to the sturdy ebony endpin with adjustable spike, and an aged maple bridge is included with the instrument.


  • Solid resonance spruce top
  • Solid flamed maple back, neck and sides
  • Inlaid purfling
  • Ebony Swiss-style pegs
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Wittner ultralight tailpiece with inbuilt adjusters
  • Ebony plug
  • Aged maple bridge
  • Choice of Opal/Charm set or Jargar strings
  • Medium/high flame
  • Hand applied antique oil varnish
  • Stradivari pattern
  • String adjusters inbuilt in tailpiece
  • Made in Romania
  • Upgraded with Pirastro Obligato Strings.


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