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Blemished Etude Student Series Cello Outfit 4/4 Size 190839351302

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This laminated maple top cello is an excellent starter or step up for the advancing student. It is ruggedly constructed to endure the rigors of student treatment, but also beautiful enough to inspire pride of ownership with its warm brown finish. A solid maple neck with oiled finish is just one example of its excellent overall build quality.It ship...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

This laminated maple top cello is an excellent starter or step up for the advancing student. It is ruggedly constructed to endure the rigors of student treatment, but also beautiful enough to inspire pride of ownership with its warm brown finish. A solid maple neck with oiled finish is just one example of its excellent overall build quality.

It ships with good quality steel core strings and comes with a standard gig bag and a brazilwood French bow. Like all Bellafina instruments, it is set up in the USA to MENC specifications, which means as soon as it is tuned to pitch, your instrument will sound great and play beautifully. Choose sizes.

Features

Comes with bow and carry bag
Quality tonewoods
Attractive appointments
Set up in the USA
Specifications
Top: Laminated Spruce
Back & Sides: Laminated Maple
Neck: Solid Maple with Oiled Finish
Fingerboard: Ebonized Hard Wood
Fittings: Ebonized Hard Wood
Tailpiece: Composite
Pegs: Standard
Bridge: Maple
Purfling: Drawn
Strings: Steel Core
Finish: Warm Brown
Bow: Brazilwood
Bag: Standard
Sizes: 4/4-1/4
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EtudeStudent Series Cello Outfit
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice but bridge isn't set up

By Emily

from North Shore, MA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Nice sound

Cons

  • Set up

Best Uses

    Comments about Etude Student Series Cello Outfit:

    The description states, "it is set up in the USA to MENC specifications, which means as soon as it is tuned to pitch, your instrument will sound great and play beautifully." This makes it sound as if it is pretty much ready to go. This was a gift so I found this to be disapointing. It took a lot of YouTube and some prior knowledge of instruments to get this cello ready to play. Be aware of the set up time and effort before purchase.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice but set up isn't as easy as it seems

    By Emily

    from North Shore, MA

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Nice sound

    Cons

    • Set up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Etude Student Series Cello Outfit:

      I gave this cello as a gift. The description says, "It is set up in the USA to MENC specifications, which means as soon as it is tuned to pitch, your instrument will sound great and play beautifully." That makes it sound as if it is ready to go. The bridge was not set up and if it weren't for YouTube and prior experience with other string instruments, it probably would have been quite an issue. Please be aware of this when deciding whether to purchase this instrument.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      You Get What You Pay For

      By Troy

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Etude Student Series Cello Outfit:

      This is definitely a lower end instrument. It does not come ready to play out of the box. We had to take it to a local music shop to have it set up, sound post, bridge..... It cost about $60. I emailed and called customer service and they gave me a discount to cover the cost! The second or third time my daughter used her bow it snapped. Luckily we purchased the repair coverage. We got a replacement bow after a few weeks and it was the wrong size. 2 stings broke after a few weeks (the gentleman in the music shop had pointed out that they were 'unwinding' when he set it up). They did mail out 2 new strings. The customer service has been good, but every time something goes wrong it just takes time to get it sorted.

      In the long run, it will be less expensive than renting a cello for my beginner 4th grader taking lessons at school, but I wish we had spent a bit more and gotten a better instrument. She will outgrow it by next year and we will definitely look into a different brand and better quality instrument.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would buy again .

      By Steve

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Etude Student Series Cello Outfit:

      prompt delivery, everything as advertised .

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Would buy and recommend this product

      By Daddy

      from Detroit,mi.

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Etude Student Series Cello Outfit:

        My child uses it for school

         
        1.0

        Not playable

        By Rikki

        from Saint Louis, Mo.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about Etude Student Series Cello Outfit:

            The bridge is not cut right. The D buzzes and the A isn't even playable. The fingerboard seems slightly wrapped as the buzzing is worse through the midsection where the fingerboard leaves the neck. Now I have to deal with the hassle of returning a cello.

             
            4.0

            Good Student Cello

            By Kdub

            from Charlotte

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Orchestras

              Comments about Etude Student Series Cello Outfit:

              I purchased this for my son and it is a good basic student cello. The bow isn't great and the rosin that comes with it is terrible, but those are little things.

              Service and delivery comments:

              It did not come set up as the description indicates.

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