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I received my new Fiddlerman Master Cello on Monday. It is fantastic. When it arrived, the box was in perfect condition. When I opened the box, it was packed so very carefully. There was nothing going to happen to that cello or bow in the box. The shiny black hard case has no scratches. Perfect delivery. I did not expect less. Every shipment from Fiddlershop has been perfectly and expertly done, by the best staff anyone could ask for.
They knew what I wanted, as far as sound, etc. I always want a full sound that is not bright. They deliver each and every time, and they did with this cello.
First, and least important, is that the cello is beautiful! I love to look at it. The color and flame are gorgeous. That is an added bonus. I am more concerned with sound and playability, but it does not hurt to have it be stunning.
The sound is so full and it fills the room. I was using my electric cello after I donated my other cello. The electric cello just does not replace an acoustic, so we bought a Fiddlerman Master cello to replace the cello that I gave to my former instructor.
I am finding that it is opening up more and more as I play it, I think that is what it is referred to as. Today, I was amazed. I was playing the same songs as I did yesterday. I also am continuing with the cello part of the Wexford Carol, there is so much for me to learn from that cello piece. It sounded so much better today. I did not hear the scratch, the notes sounded fuller and more robust.
This is by far the best intermediate student level cello I have ever owned. It does have a flatter bridge than the other cello had, and that is taking some time to get used to, but I think that once I get used to the curve, string crossings will be easier for me.
So, the Fiddlerman Master Cello is a fantastic cello. Having a cello shipped from Fiddlershop to your house should not be cause for concern. It is amazing how well that was packed. We placed all the packing back in the box, sealed it shut with packing tape and put it downstairs, in case I need Ada Belle to get a check up. I will have to send it to Fiddlershop for that, I think. My local luthier/violin shop has retired. I would rather have it go to Fiddlershop, anyway.
So, if you are looking for a great acoustic cello, give the Fiddlerman Master Cello Outfit a serious look. You will not be sorry. Kudos to the staff at Fiddlershop.
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