Fiddlerman Artist Cello Review by Stjepan Hauser (2Cellos)
Fiddlerman Artist Cellos Played by Emil & Dariel
- Solid hand-carved, figured spruce and maple tonewoods
- 100% ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Quality hand-carved maple bridge
- Hand-rubbed, oil/spirit-based finish (no thick lacquer)
- Antiqued wood - dried a minimum of 7 years
- Installed D’Addario Helicore Strings
- Exceeds all Suzuki and MENC (Music Educators National Conference) standards
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The cello will arrive ready to play out of the box
- Available in sizes: 1/2, 3/4, 7/8, 4/4
Every Fiddlerman instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
Lifetime Structural Warranty and Free Lifetime Adjustments (Contact Fiddlershop)
CELLO OUTFIT INCLUDES
- Hard Canvas Cello Cover
- Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Cello Bow
- Strong, responsive, high-grade carbon fiber (far superior to Brazilwood)
- Durable Siberian horsehair for a smooth, full tone
- Nickel-mounted true ebony frog
- Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays
- Holstein Premium Rosin
- Fiddlerman Digital Tuner
- Endpin Stop
- Practice Mute
* Fractional sizes come with the CC4100 Cello Case
**Due to the high risk of damage we are unfortunately unable to ship cellos internationally and outside the contiguous United States.**
THE FIDDLERSHOP FAMILY
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and revolutionizing the industry? We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford. Our founder Pierre Holstein (a.k.a. "Fiddlerman") works directly with makers in many different countries to produce only the best for our customers. With over 40 years as a professional violinist in orchestras around the world, he brings unmatched expertise in music and business to everything we do.
Every Fiddlerman cello is set up and tested in our workshop to make sure it passes our rigorous 10-point inspection. Our incredibly talented team is here to help answer any questions you have, and make sure your instrument arrives safely.
The cello arrived EXTREMELY well packaged. It was ready to play out of the case. I upgraded to this from an AWFUL Hans Kroger cello from SWStrings. It was absolute junk! Anyway.. this Artist Cello is very resonant and produces a rich, warm tone. I changed the A string to a Passione as the Helicore A was waaaay to bright and tinny. I have only been playing for two years so I am NO expert but I can say that this Cello is made for easy playability with the perfect bridge and nut height. It is a joy to play and will hopefully last me a few years until I upgrade again. Fiddlershop customer service is by far the best I've encountered with online purchases. As a business owner- customer service is very important to me so you now have a customer for life!
Thank You Fiddlershop!
First off, I must praise the customer service of Fiddlershop. Investing in an instrument is an intimidating experience (online or otherwise), especially as a beginner and I found their team to very helpful and prompt about questions and to help solve any hiccups! My first cello was sadly cracked during shipping and needed to be returned, Fiddlershop was very helpful about the whole process and was immediate to ask and offer for the instrument to be replaced. I received my replacement instrument today and I am VERY happy with it., they even sent me an another bow ! Thank You! The whole process only took just over 3 weeks to sort! I was impressed about the kind nature of the conversations on the telephone and through email with the staff. I would also like to thank the Luthiers who worked on my instruments for their work on both instruments. ( I special ordered my "training stickers" to be applied for me in the shop.) The set up and experience with the shop has been A+. The Instrument itself is a beautiful deep mahogany red color, a natural finish that has a lovely glow to it. The ebony of the fingerboard and pegs are smooth and have a playful golden undertones in the color and patterns of the wood. I ordered a 7/8 size because of my small fingers, and even after my first playtest, its amazing what a difference that little increment in size effects my comfort . There are SO many little amazing little difference already from my jump from cheap instrument to this beautiful instrument. I was curiously delighted that my new cello came with wolf tone weight and a paper explaining what exactly was! The cello has character already ! On the note of the bow as well, the first thing I noticed was how sturdy the bow felt and the texture and width of the hair. Such a difference on the strings that my old bow as well. I think I am really going to enjoy the warmer strings too! Overall, I am very impressed and happy with the quality of the instruments, accessories and the customer service experience and very happy I went with them. This is a very beginner friendly store that has taken a lot of the stress out of my musical journey. Thank You again Fiddlershop!
Should have bought this cello from the start!
4 months ago I bought the Tower Strings Entertainer Cello and began learning. I have loved this instrument so much that I decided to buy a better cello. The Entertainer cello is fantastic for the price. I could not find another solid wood cello in the price range of this quality. It was a hard decision but I decided on the Artist Cello after researching for a couple of months. I looked at cellos all the way up to $5000, and really after the great experience with Fiddlerman shop decided to go with the Artist. All the descriptions of this cello are not hyperbole. It is beautiful and sounds even better. I would recommend that if you are going to stick with the cello that you buy something of this quality 1st because I believe it will keep you interested in the cello due to the beautiful sound. I would highly recommend upgrading the strings to the Larsen A + D, Thomastik Spirocore Tungsten G + C Combo Cello Strings because this has made a huge difference, and the sound is incredible. Thank you again Fiddlershop. You guys are awesome.
I receive my cello in much anticipated & it was well worth the wait When /I got the instrument out of the excellent packaging, I found that the cello wasd not only in good condition, it was in tune as well, The instrument is of good quality. it also has singing tone and excaptional resonance, thank you for a great deal, Bruce Cline ,
My cello has performed beyond expectation since day 1! I stopped playing cello in college 10 years ago and have dreamed of being able to play a quality instrument with a truly warm and rich tone. I was hesitant to buy a new instrument around this price but it’s quality stands far above the student instruments I’ve played before in terms of response and ease in all registers. Visually stunning as well. I was also very impressed by the shipping and thorough packaging. It made it from Florida to Maine in two days, no problems! Both Fiddlershop and my Artist Cello are an inspiring breath of fresh air in a worry filled world. They remind me there is peace and beauty during uncertain times. Many blessings!
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.