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Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Cello Outfit - 1/8 size

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Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Cello Outfit - 1/8 size | HC120T18

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Item# HC120T18

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


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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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Question by:

  • Anonymous

Asked On: 01/06/2018

Hi, I have ordered this particular outfit. I want to upgrade the strings. What would you suggest? I also notice a wolf eliminator, does this come with the outfit or should we buy separately? Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

There's a lot of options when it comes to strings and the right choice will depend on what sound you're looking for. A good place to start is our String Sound Guide. Please follow the link to view and if you have any questions, please contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427. This instrument does not include a wolf eliminator but you can purchase one separately here.

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Asked On: 11/10/2017

On the website, it states that this instrument is available through SHARWay and I was wondering how you go about doing that.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Trenton! To learn more about our SHARWay program, please visit the Rental Page or contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427.

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Question by:

  • Ivan Morales
  • El Paso, TX

Asked On: 10/27/2017

Hello how are you? I want to buy this item but I was just wondering if I can switch the bow to a Fleur De Lis Pernambuco Cello Bow - Silver Item# CB75. I want to know how much will it be if you guys switch KCB imported Brazilwood cello bow. Thank you

SHAR Answer:

Hi Ivan! This outfit comes standard with a brazilwood bow and cello bag. If you would like to customize the outfit, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-248-7427 and we would be happy to assist you.

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  • Sarah Weese
  • Brunswick, GA

Asked On: 08/01/2017

Is it possible to buy the same strings that are on this cello? I already have it and it is time to replace my strings.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Sarah, thanks for your question. The current setup for this instrument includes D'Addario Preludes strings. Please follow the link to view strings. Hope this helps!

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