CR Electric Cello


The instrument purchase includes a deluxe gig bag, owner’s manual and tool kit.The purchase does not include a cello bow.

This remarkable instrument, available with 4, 5 or 6 strings, is able to produce the delicate and precise tones of its acoustic parent as well as to create exciting new sounds through the tone shaping geometry of its innovative Polar™ piezo pickup system. Interchangeable support systems provide new performance options.

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For all specifications for this instrument please visit this link: The CR Electric Cello

LENGTH: 94 cm (37″)

WIDTH: 14 cm (5.5″)

THICKNESS: 9.5 cm (3.75″)

WEIGHT: 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.)

SCALE LENGTH: 69.5 cm (27.36″”)


Model Bridge Nut
4-string 4.8 cm (1.9″) 2.4 cm (.94″)
5-string 6.1 cm (2.4″) 3.0 cm (1.18″)
6-string 7.1 cm (2.8″) 3.3 cm ( 1.3″)

CONSTRUCTION: Straight grain rock maple neck, body, and peg head. Hand graduated fingerboard. Flame maple face on body and peghead.

FINISH: Traditional amber stain with polymer top coat. Custom finish options are available for the CR Cello including Slate Gray, Quilted Maple, Poplar Burl and Zebrawood.  Click here to see examples of these Custom CR Series finishes.

BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to either vertical vibration (for the sustained plucked sound, like an electric bass guitar), or lateral vibration (for dynamic bowing, and a percussive plucked sound).

ELECTRONICS: Volume, balance control for pickup selection, toggle switch for Polar system, bass and treble controls. 18-volt active circuit by EMG™ with an internal headphone amp / circuit. Mono output.

CONTROLS: (top to bottom)

  • Volume
  • Treble EQ
  • Switch for Polar pickup:
    up – pizzicato (vertical vibration)
    center – Pure Preamp Arco – Electric tone
    down – arco (lateral vibration)
  • Bass EQ

HEADPHONE JACK: 1/8″ headphone jack for silent practice and self-monitoring.

TRUSS ROD: Neck relief is adjustable above the nut located with hex wrench.

TUNING MACHINES: Premium grade, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.

4 string tuning: C G D A
5 string tuning: Low F C G D A; High E tuning also available by request: C G D A E
6 string tuning: F C G D A E

STRINGS: NS Electric Cello Strings supplied; the NS is designed to fit and is compatible with most standard strings.


TRIPOD STAND: A fully adjustable tripod stand comes standard with the CR Series Cello.

CELLO END PIN STAND: The optional Cello End Pin Stand has traditional knee and chest contact points for seated play. The height, knee rest position and instrument angle are adjustable. The knee rest folds so the stand fits in the gig bag. Weight is 1.36kg (3 lbs.).

BOOMERANG STRAP SYSTEM: This optional support system has a pivoting friction hub that holds the instrument firmly in place close to the body.  Attached with a guitar style strap to its two support arms, the system allows the instrument to be moved into virtually any position in relation to the hands and body as it is played. Weight is .45 kg (1 lbs.).

FRAME STRAP SYSTEM: This optional accessory is a lightweight frame structure that allows full mobility to perform in standing or upright position, holding the instrument out from the body similar to the reference in traditional positioning. It is the strap system recommended for bowing. The system is supported by a single guitar style strap extending over the left shoulder.  Weight is 0.68kg (1.5 lbs.).


GIG BAG: The standard gig bag with handle and shoulder strap, has a padded inner case for the instrument and a zipper pouch for the tripod stand.  It also has a bow compartment and storage pocket with room for accessories. 99 cm (39″) long; 18 cm (7″) in diameter. Loaded weight is 5 kg (11 lbs.), including stand. Fits in the overhead luggage compartment of most commercial aircraft.

FLIGHT CASE: An optional hard shell flight case measures 136cm x 28cm x 27cm (53.5″ x 11″ x 10.5″) and weighs 22.2 kg (49 lb) fully loaded with instrument & tripod stand.

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