The story behind every Holstein German Maestro cello begins with quality selected tonewoods from the best regions of Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, and Bosnia. We start with wood that is over 30 years old, dried and seasoned for an additional 30 years. This cello is handcrafted with the greatest attention to detail in our German workshop that has over 25 years of experience making fine instruments.
The Maestro cello is handmade by three makers and raises the standard for affordable, hand made, European instruments. While many shops are content to use German sounding trade names for instruments not even made in Europe, the Holstein Maestro, named for our Founder and Fiddlerman himself, Pierre Holstein, represents an exciting new era of bringing the highest quality instruments from northern Bavaria to our global customer base.
While the simplest translation of "Maestro" means "Teacher," musicians use the term as a sign of respect for their colleagues. Historically, the conductor of an orchestra would be referred to as the "Maestro," however, in the modern era it is a gesture of admiration and esteem regardless of status.
The Holstein German Maestro is an excellent choice for any style and ability. The tone of this cello is very deep, direct and with a quick response. With the power to fill an entire hall, and sensitive for even the most intimate of gatherings, the cello nimbly responds to the desires of the performer.
Top: Two pieces of narrow grain spruce from Bavaria, Germany, aged for over 30 years.
Back: Two pieces of Bosnian maple of excellent quality, seasoned for over 30 years.
Varnish: Spirit-based orange-brown with minor antiquing.
Fittings: Ebony (Standard)
Strings: Larsen A & D, Spirocore G & C
- Lightweight Carbon Composite Tailpiece with 4 Fine-Tuners
- Nylon Tailgut
- Endpin with rubber stopper
The Holstein German Maestro is set-up with premium quality fittings and strings to bring the most out of the instrument. The Holstein Deluxe bridge is hand-carved and fitted by our luthiers during the setup process to perfectly match the unique conditions of the cello.
The soundpost, or soul of the instrument is crafted and adjusted in our shop using the highest quality spruce, and meticulously adjusted and tested before shipping to help the cello sing clearly and respond quickly.
Certificate of Authenticity
Each Holstein German Maestro cello is sold with a signed Holstein certificate of authenticity.
- Holstein German Maestro Cello
- Certificate of Authenticity
- A high quality hard case
Satisfaction GuaranteeWith over 10 years of delivering fine instruments both within the United States and internationally, we strive for orders to be delivered as safely and quickly as possible. If you are not completely satisfied with your instrument purchase, you may return the cello within 45 days of delivery (unless otherwise specified) for a refund of the original purchase amount (shipping charges are not refundable). Lean more about our Shipping Procedures or Return Policy here.
THE FIDDLERSHOP FAMILY
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and revolutionizing the string instrument 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 Holstein German 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.
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.