''Best of Sound'' Award
Manchester International Cello Festival
The carefully cut maple and spruce wood is air-dried 3-4 years under best conditions.
Further storage in a wood-shed for 4-10years. The condition of the wood is regularly checked.
The rough arching of a cello top is hand-carved.
Here an upper rib is bent by hand.
The F-hole-cutting has to be done with great devotion.
The scroll is carved by hand and is a small work of art.
Baroque ornaments are drawn here.
These composed ornaments are engraved with much skill and with an artistic hand.
Examination of the well-done carvings.
The varnish by hand requires much knowledge and skill.
Illners' string instruments are expertly hand made and hand-varnished. The production depends especially on the quality of the wood. SIR instruments have an even, fine and well-balanced tonal quality.