Hand-carved of aged flamed maple and clear, straight-grained spruce, the Prelude is as much a delight to look at as it is to play. The delicately-shaded golden-brown varnish is spirit-based and hand-applied, allowing the Prelude to vibrate freely and the sound to blossom. Careful attention to the ebony fingerboard allows your young student to advance quickly, without fighting poor setup. Smoothly functioning ebony pegs, perfectly-fitted bridge and post. Made in China with final test playing and adjustment in our Ann Arbor workshop to ensure that the Prelude will perform perfectly, with no wolf tones.
Available in 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10 sizes.
Outfit includes a brazilwood/horsehair (KCB) bow, rosin and Heritage (HCB320) cello bag.
Available in 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10 Teachers will appreciate the lovely hand-feel, usually found only on expensive cellos. The bridge and soundpost are expertly fitted for optimum sound quality. Solid maple back and spruce top with ebony pegs, fingerboard and fittings. The ebony pegs turn smoothly. Responsive steel core strings work perfectly with the fine carbon-fiber tailpiece with four built-in string adjusters. Finished in a durable and attractive red-brown nitro varnish. Made in China, play-tested and adjusted in our Ann Arbor workshop.
Outfit includes Heritage (HCB320) cello bag, KCB Brazilwood bow and rosin.
Sturdy, crack-resistant, full laminated construction with nitro varnish, solid maple scroll, ebony fingerboard and fittings, and Overture Premium strings. This durable cello is sure to withstand the rigors of any player or program. An open sound and exceptional playability is what our customers experience with the Franz Hoffmann inspection and setup process. Made in China, setup in our Ann Arbor shop.
Available in 4/4 to 1/8 size.
This Franz Hoffmann cello does not come with any accessories, it is the cello only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing. You can find an outfit here.