Purposeful Imperfections by lyndemc

Purposeful Imperfections

In general, cellos are made with spruce tops, and maple back and sides. I am assuming this is true for the one I own. (The really expensive ones use specifically selected woods for desired patterns and body shapes. I do not own of those those!) When I decided to buy my own instrument, the local luthier allowed me take home a number of cellos to try out. I was so new to the art I really had no idea how to tell which one was "the one", but I spent a lovely weekend playing the few songs I knew over and over on each of the loaners. I didn't want to make a choice based on the color of the wood but there was one that had such a dark, rich shade... To make my final decision, I played them all in the dark. The one that sounded the sweetest, the richest in those lower C and G strings, the one that seemed to be working with me the most sincerest, was the one I held on to as I turned the light back on. That's the one featured in this month's 30-shots2020.

While I sampled both new and used cellos, they all had a "used" look to them. The luthier explained that an "aged, used" look was the new "in" in cello making. I've already added a few dings myself, nothing damaging, fortunately. What I look forward to is making this instrument look well-loved in our time together.
A beautiful story! New word learnt today too,
April 17th, 2020  
Superb textures
April 17th, 2020  
You used the lighting so well to show this off.
April 17th, 2020  
A very graceful photo!
April 18th, 2020  
Is it possible that this illustrious instrument has some thing in common with good old jeans? The distressed look is in? As long as they don't take to make holes in them!
April 18th, 2020  
So gorgeous!
April 18th, 2020  
Love your story!
April 18th, 2020  
Beautiful photo of a beautiful instrument! Well done!
April 18th, 2020  
Cool capture.
April 18th, 2020  
A beautiful story and wonderful capture. I love this series and look forward to every shot.
April 18th, 2020  
Love!!!
April 18th, 2020  
Great narrative and image. Fav :)
April 18th, 2020  
Beautiful lighting and capture. Lovely narrative.
April 18th, 2020  
Another great shot. Your calendar looks wonderful.
April 19th, 2020  
Your narrative is delightful, as is your image. Big fav.
April 19th, 2020  
Awesome photo, amazing lighting. Your different shots of the cello are so fascinating!
April 20th, 2020  
Well captured fav
April 21st, 2020  
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