Cecilio electric cello outfit features:
•Hand carved maple wood construction
•Ebony fingerboard & pegs
•Ebony tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay and 4 detachable fine tuners
•Powered by a 9V alkaline battery
•Well-padded lightweight carrying case with pockets (soft case)
•Ebony frogged bow with mother of pearl inlay & unbleached Mongolian horsehair
•Quality rosin cake
•Headphone, AUX cable & 9V alkaline battery
Just like anywhere else online, when you order a Cecilio instrument, it ships directly from Cecilio's warehouse. Fiddlershop doesn't do any setup work to them.
Cecilio’s instruments can only be sold within the USA.
Everyone at the store was wonderful, extremely patient and helpful. They walked me thru the buying and selecting process and I was able to find this great instrument. I do not use it as an electric cello, there are better choices for that, but it does make a good travel cello!
The delivery was delayed due to ups, not fiddler shops fault at all but it just added ro nyy disappointment. Opened the box right away which was dented and looked like ups had thrown it around. Took out the cello and was looking over everything went to the zippered pocket on the bag and the zipper fell off in my hand, the bag itself is extremely poor quality. Took it to my local music store too have them put it together and check it out. They immediately told me I would have to purchase a new bow since the one that came with this was broken. This is suppose to be a Christmas gift for my son so after Christmas I can update as to the quality of the actual cello. Over all I guess I expected things not to be broken from the very beginning! Disappointed.
I recently purchased the Cecilio Electric Cello Outfit CECO-3, in white. First, as always, the service from Fiddlershop was exemplary. I was not sure what to expect, other than the great customer service, because it was a Cecilio brand and they are sent directly from the Cecilio warehouse. The Fiddlerhop does not setup the Cecilio instruments, from what I know. But, they still did the tracking and all the other great customer service they do with every other product they sell. So, the Fiddlershop end of this purchase what terrific. Now for the Cecilio service and the product. My cello came in perfect condition and packed very securely by the folks at Cecilio. The white cello with the black fingerboard and tailpiece is extremely attractive. So, shipping, delivery and packing was perfect. The cello is absolutely lovely. You cannot beat the price and the quality. The sound is great with my Sony headphones. I have had these Sony headphones for decades and they work perfectly with my cello. I do not have an amp, and don’t plan on getting one. I did not purchase it for performing for am audience. The strings, although they are Cecilio provided, are really nice. I did not have any breakage when I tuned my cello, as other people have stated. That can happen with any brand and should not be a mark against Cecilio. Plus, at this price, you are not going to get D’Addario Kaplan cello strings, really, folks. The cello is very well built and sounds wonderful. The tone adjustment knob on the back is great. Really enables you to change the tone if you want. I do that just to change the sound of repetitive playing when I am trying to figure out fingering. Makes it more fun. The shape of the cello is the reason it was purchased. Let me explain for those who may also have a hip issue. Once in a while my hip will act up. It is painful to hold the cello during those times. I saw this cello. The lower bout on the left side is not there. Both upper bouts are there, along with the thumb catch at the neck for upper registers. This was important for me because I need the reference for upper registers. The modern looking electric cellos would not work for me, being a student. The left lower bout not being there allows me to hold my cello during the times my hip is acting up. It is perfect and very comfortable. I play it even when my hip is not giving me issues. Another benefit is that I do not feel like I can’t play the cello when I want to because someone else might be in the house. It also lets me do a song or scales over and over and over without worry that I will be bothering someone with the constant repeating. This electric cello has greatly enhanced my enjoyment, quality, and quantity of playing time. I need to add that I also have an acoustic cello. This will not replace that. That is just a preference, and has nothing to do with quality sound issues. I just like acoustic. I just want to point out that playing the electric cello has not affected my acoustic playing. I use the acoustic for lessons and my major practice. I do practice my vibrato on my acoustic, not electric. That is because it is difficult and I want to learn it on one cello first. There isn’t much difference between playing them, but that little difference, and the fact that vibrato, for me is difficult, I would prefer to learn the feel on one cello. Since I use the acoustic for lessons, I am using my acoustic to learn vibrato. Other than that, anything I play on my acoustic, I can do without issue switching between the acoustic and Cecilio Electric. This money well spent for a good quality electric cello.
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