NS Design CR Series Electric Cello - 4/5/6 String
NS Design's CR Series Electric Cello, available in 4, 5 and 6 String versions, is a remarkable instrument designed by Ned Steinberger. The CR Cello is able to produce the delicate and precise tones of its acoustic parent as well as to create exciting new sounds through the tone shaping geometry of its innovative Polar™piezo pickup system.
The use of standard cello strings and scale length establishes a familiar starting point for the cellists journey to the electric world. From there anything goes. The energetic response of the NS Cello can be tamed to deliver a traditional cello tone, or set loose to explore new territory.
The NS Cello is crafted of European maple, with a flame maple face. The traditional cello scale length and neck shape have a familiar feel, while the small body allows full access to the upper register. The solid ebony fingerboard is graduated for each string for ideal playing action. Cascading dot markers provide an attractive and precise reference for fingering/intonation.
The dual mode preamp allows the player to choose between two very distinct tone qualities. The first mode delivers the full frequency response of modern low impedance electronics, for a rich, full-blown "electric" sound. The second is balanced to produce the frequency response of the traditional cello, for a more "acoustic" sound. A threeway toggle switch allows the player to select the desired pickup and electronics options. Additional controls include volume and individual bass EQ & treble EQ controls.
The CR Series is available in the standard European Maple finish, or custom Exotic Wood Tops including Zebrawood, Poplar Burl, Quilted Maple and Slate Grey. Please note these finishes are special order direct from the factory, and take more time fulfill. Adjust your shipping options accordingly.
Your purchase of the NS Design Electric Cello includes the tripod mount and gig bag. Want some other options? Try the NS Design strap system or Endpin options.