Kurt R. Jones cello, Seattle 2012
American contemporary violin maker Kurt Jones studied at the Violin School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah, and apprenticed with Peter Paul Prier. He worked for several years as a restorer at Carrabba Violins in Seattle, Washington, then opened his own workshop in Montana in 1991. He currently works from his studio in Honolulu, Hawaii.
This cello is exceedingly powerful. It sounds even across the registers and has plenty of support on the low strings. The bright and clear upper strings respond quickly and project well. The instrument is comfortable in neck and body and very easy to play. This cello would be ideal for dedicated students of all ages as well as professional players.