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Traditional Hand Carved Construction
With traditional, hand carved construction and flamed Maple back and sides, the Archer 12C-500 is an all solid wood instrument, sporting a hand carved Canadian Spruce belly and figured bookmatched Canadian Maple back.
At half the size of a full size cello, this instrument is identical in construction and range to the full size 4/4 cello - it is simply scaled down for children and younger adults. For the developing cellist, this means ease of playability and rich tone.
Ebony Fingerboard For Ease Of Use
The Archer 12C-500 1/2 Cello continues to build on its traditional roots with a Maple neck. With its ebony fingerboard, progressing players will be able to replicate deft fingering patterns and experience the type of response to their touch that will encourage them onto more innovative techniques.
Includes Bow, Rosin and Case
The cello comes with everything the beginner needs to get playing straight away. The bow, made from hardwood, is easy to use and robust, meaning it will withstand the stresses of students learning proper bowing techniques. A half mounted frog and Ebony adjuster make it easy to use and comfortable to hold.
The canvas covered case is easy to carry and provides reliable protection for the instrument. Wheels on the bottom mean it can be rolled around and shoulder straps mean it can be put on your back with ease. Pockets both inside and out are handy to store the included rosin and other accessories.
Type: Round stick hardwood with horsehair
Adjuster: Ebony with two nickel bands
Lapping: Nickel silver with leather thumbpiece
Frog: Half mounted and lined round heel rosewood with ABS slide
Canvas covered featherweight hard case with wheels, zips, straps and zippable sheet music pocket
Money Back Guarantee: 30 Day
"Well built and well presented, these instruments should encourage those young cellists fortunate enough to play them. After all, the better the initial experience a pupil has, the more likely they are to succeed in the long term."
"The Archer model represents good value to either music services or individuals looking for a solid wood instrument."
Andrew Bound, ZONE Magazine
Body: Hand carved, hand finished all solid wood instrument
Belly: Hand carved Canadian Spruce carved inlaid purflings
Back: Figured bookmatched Canadian Maple
Finish Handbrushed traditional oil varnished finish in light orange-brown
Bridge: Fitted Maple
Neck: Maple with Ebony fingerboard
Tuning pegs: Jujube
Tailpiece: Jujube with four Wittner fine tuners
All dimensions are to European standards
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