This Franz Hoffmann instrument does not come with any accessories, it is the instrument only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing.
It was time - our best-selling Prelude cello has always been an outstanding value in a beginner's cello. But we were delighted when we found a workshop that raised the bar! Working closely with this workshop and our instrument partner in Beijing, we finally created the best beginner cello on the market today: The New Prelude Cello.
Hand-carved aged flamed maple and clear, straight-grained spruce, the new 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 and final test playing and adjustment at our Ann Arbor workshop ensures that the Prelude will perform perfectly, with no wolf tones.
The Amadeus is hand-made from quality maple, spruce and ebony. Unlike many cellos in this price range, the Amadeus is carved from solid wood, not laminated. The reason we insisted upon this is simple: A carved, solid wood cello sounds far better than any laminated on the market today, at any price. Of course, we didn't stop there - teachers will appreciate the lovely hand-feel, usually found only on expensive cellos. The bridge and soundpost are expertly fitted for optimum sound quality. The ebony pegs turn smoothly. Responsive synthetic 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.
Designed from the ground up to meet the demanding needs of America's school string teachers, Hoffmann Concert cellos represent advanced level quality at a student instrument price. With careful wood selection, hand-craftsmanship, carving and bass bar design and installation, the focus is on tone and performance. Fine, hand-applied spirit varnish with expert antiquing compares favorably to cellos retailing at $5,000 and higher. We are confident in saying that this is the finest student cello on the market today.
This Franz Hoffmann cello does not come with any accessories, it is the cello only.