Emil & Dariel Review of the Apprentice Cello
Apprentice Cello Features
- Solid-carved slightly flamed spruce and maple tonewoods
- 100% ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Carbon tailpiece with 4 fine tuners
- Quality hand-carved maple bridge
- European spruce soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- Spirit-based durable dark brown finish
- Wood dried a minimum of 5 years
- Installed D'Addario Prelude Strings
- Great for Suzuki and NAfME (National Association for Music Education) students
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The cello will arrive ready to play out of the box
- Available in sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4
Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Cello Bow Features
- Strong, responsive, high-grade carbon fiber (far superior to Brazilwood)
- Durable Siberian horse hair for a smooth, full tone
- Nickel-mounted true ebony frog
- Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays
Standard Outfit Includes
- Hard Canvas Cello Case
- Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Cello Bow
- Holstein Premium Rosin
- Fiddlerman Digital Tuner
- Endpin Stop
- Rubber Mute
**Due to the high risk of damage we are unfortunately unable to ship cellos internationally and outside the contiguous United States.**
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and blowing away its competitors?
Fiddlerman himself tests and curates all our instruments, and works directly with the maker to produce only the best. With over 40 years as a professional violinist of orchestras around the world, he knows what he's doing. Each Fiddlerman cello is set up by our talented luthiers in our Florida workshop.
I was extremely hesitant to purchase an instrument online but decided it was worth a try because of the free return policy! I researched numerous cellos for months before deciding on this one. My son had only been playing a year so this was a scary and expensive investment but seeing him completely light up when he started to play it made it all worth it! The sound is beautiful, the instrument itself is gorgeous and the bow and case complete the package! There are few sounds as wonderful as a cello and this one doesn't even sound bad when he messes up! I was completely satisfied with the information provided and the service available.
Amazing! Kind, helpful, professional. We are new to the cello. We found the web sight very helpful. My 15 year daughter spent her hard earned money on the instrument of her dreams. She had her first lesson and is very happy with the cello.
Musically sounds great but some cosmetic issues
Musically, this instrument is great. Comes with decent mid level strings, a fantastic bridge that is shaped very well, an excellently shaped fingerboard and nut. The setup is pretty nice. However, the varnish and craftsmanship leaves a bit to be desired from a varnish standpoint. On the scroll there is drippings of dried and cured varnish from hasty and overly applied varnish. The pegbox has a similar appearance on one side. On the top plate, there are a few teeny tiny dings scatterd about. I think maybe I just got a "seasoned" one. I'm still a repeat customer and have purchased from them some things before and always had great products and service.
So glad that I found Fiddlershop. After two bad experiences with ordering a cello through Amazon and having to return those cellos both times, my experience with Fiddlershop was a breath of fresh air. It was super easy to order. Their customer service was polite and had a no-pressure approach. The cello arrived very well packed. The instrument was completely set up and looks beautiful - no cosmetic issues at all - and it sounds fantastic. I've already recommended Fiddlershop to my cello instructor and a few other people. It's great to know that there are places out there that really care for their products and the customer. Thank you Fiddlershop!
My experience with Fiddlershop was excellent! Communication and customer service is first rate. I’m in SoCal and received my new cello in perfect condition, on time as communicated. Thank you so much! I love my new cello!
Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.