five string cellos
Not yet as widespread as five string violins and violas, five string cellos are nevertheless an excellent choice of instrument, and arguably even better-suited to being fitted with five strings than violins and violas.
Bach's 6th Cello Suite was written for a five string instrument - but this is by no means the limit of what can be played on a 5 string cello. An extremely versatile instrument, it has potential to play anything from more traditional basslines to folk fiddle tunes on the high E string.
There are quite a few electric five string cellos on the market. Acoustic 5 string cellos are usually harder to find. Some people have converted 4 string acoustic cellos to 5 string cellos, but we will be mostly stocking purpose-built five string cellos.
5 String Cello £1299 SOLD
A 5 string cello with a loud rich tone and antiqued varnish
Fitted with 5 knilling perfection pegs, carbon fiber endpin, and lightweight boxwood tailpiece
Product Code VC3
|cello measurements comparison table (measurements in mm)|
|ID||description||price||body||nut width||string spacing at nut||string spacing bridge||upper bout||waist||lower bout||rib depth||detail|
|VC1||5 string cello||£1299||760||34||26.5||53.5||340||240||438||118||detail|
|VC3||5 string cello||£1299||756||35||31.5||55||344||239||438||118||detail|