NS Design NXT Series Electric Cello - 4/5 String
The NS Design NXT Series Electric Cello opens up a new horizon for the serious cellist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget. These new instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renowned CR Series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.
Pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks to thePolar™ Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone. Passive electronics deliver unlimited overhead for the ultimate sound without cumbersome batteries.
The NXT offers some benefits which cellists in particular will greatly appreciate. Wolf tones—a major concern for acoustic cellists—do not occur on the electric instrument. Similarly, in amplified performance settings, the NXT Cello will not feed back, even at high volume.
And, unlike an amplified acoustic cello, the NXT Cello sends 100% of its sound through its pickup, allowing loop and effects devices to manipulate the complete tone of the instrument.
The solid maple body and neck, together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, delivery a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief provides extraordinary ease of playability from the lowest to the highest positions. To suit individual player preferences, the fingerboard relief can be adjusted via the truss rod in the neck, and the string height is readily adjustable at the bridge.
The NXT comes standard with a fully adjustable tripod stand can be used seated or standing. Also included with your purchase is a NS Design Signature Gig Bag for toting your cello, tripod, bows and optional equipment to and from gigs.
This model is available in 4 or 5 String variations. Be sure to select your color choice too - available in Flame Maple Sunburst or Satin Black Finish