All of the tonewood is from European sources and is naturally aged for at least 10 years and is selected from their own stock. Wood selection is assisted by using high-end scientific measurements and the highly trained, expert eye of Bernd to ensure the wood has the most favorable inherent acoustical properties which is a critical factor in making world-class modern instruments. Bernd Dimbath works closely with two Dutch scientists combining 300 years of violin making tradition with 21st century acoustical research.
Francesco Ruggieri (1645-1700) was a student of Nicola Amati and worked as a resident apprentice in Amati's workshop. He is known for combining the tradition of the Cremonese school with quite innovative ideas to improve the tonal quality and the beauty of the instruments he made. The result were quite broad cellos with elevated arching and widened f-holes. The sound is sophisticated and wonderfully rich and clear.