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Franz Hoffmann Danube Cello - Instrument Only

Franz Hoffmann Danube Cello - Instrument Only | HEC200
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SHAR Price: $1,219

Item# HEC200

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About This Item

Our European "Step-Up" Hoffmann, for Beginning and Intermediate Players

The Hoffmann Danube cello comes from Romania in the heart of Europe, exemplifying the well-earned reputation of European workmanship. Carefully aged wood from the Carpathian forest is hand crafted, hand finished and expertly set up. Protected by a durable nitro varnish, for years of service. Fitted with a Wittner tailpiece and D'Addario Prelude strings, each Hoffmann Danube in inspected and shop adjusted in SHAR's Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 and 3/4 sizes.

Learn more about SHAR's expert instrument set up.

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 the 3/4 size outfit here, and the 4/4 size outfit here.



Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Nitro Varnish
Pegs: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario Prelude Strings


Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

Franz Hoffmann®
You can hear the difference!

Beginnings are critical. That is why we are committed to offering the best student instruments to beginning players. We believe this commitment is why Hoffmann instruments have become so popular with teachers, schools, parents, and beginning students of all ages.

We designed Franz Hoffmann instruments to give you the absolute best student violins, violas, cellos, and basses available on the market today. The consistent quality in materials, construction, playability, tone, and visual appeal make them a great value for every beginning string student.

Working closely with workshops, we have carefully designed and crafted each Franz Hoffmann instrument to ensure our specifications are met. These instruments are then sent to our Ann Arbor workshop to receive final adjustments assuring easy playability and polished looks.

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • Nicholas Anderson
  • Vashon, WA

Asked On: 03/03/2017

How does the tone of the Danube differ from the Prelude and the Concert?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Nicholas! The Danube tends to have a darker, warmer tone when compared to the Prelude and Concert, which tend to have a brighter sound. For more detailed information, we highly recommend contacting one of our instrument specialist at 1-800-248-7427.

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Asked On: 11/25/2016

Hello! Does the Danube have ebony pegs and fingerboard, or are they painted hardwood? Thank you!

SHAR Answer:

Hi Iris! The Franz Hoffmann Danube Cello has ebony pegs and fingerboard. Hope this helps.

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Question by:

  • Laura Metcalfe
  • North York, ON

Asked On: 09/04/2016

is this instrument at all laminate?

SHAR Answer:

Thanks for your question Laura! The Franz Hoffmann Danube is a carved cello and does not use laminate. If you have any additional question, feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427 and we would be happy to help!

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