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Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Cello - Instrument Only

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Franz Hoffmann Prelude Cello

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

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This Franz Hoffmann cello does not come with any accessories, it is the cello only.


Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Cello - Instrument Only

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7/28/2018 10:15:00 am

Great cello!

Beautiful cello! I had a student rent a Prelude cello through the Shar way rental program and recently purchased a blemished 4/4 size. The bridge on both cellos was a little higher than I like, but playable in all positions. The neck feels a little thick, like a student cello but the cello plays and sounds like a much more expensive cello. It has an open sound and changes dynamics easily. The feel isn't as nice as my Lamberti cello but it actually sounds almost better than my Lamberti! If a student is playing more advanced music this cello would work with a string upgrade and the bridge being lowered a little.