At the beginning of the 20th century, Milan had become the center of some of the best instrument making in Europe thanks to the workshop of Leandro Bisiach and his various employees and collaborators. Ferdinando Garimberti was surely one of the most talented of these after he joined the shop following his training with the Antoniazzi brothers.
Garimberti lived a long and productive life until the age of 88. His best instruments were certainly his early instruments, such as this cello, which were more delicate and refined with better varnish than is seen later on. He was especially well known for his cellos, which were built on a personalized Stradivari model.
This fine example remains in excellent condition and is suitable for any serious cellist.