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NXTa Electric Cello

$2,012.00$2,595.00

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

The NXTa Active Series Cello, with dual mode output is available with 4 or 5 strings, fretless or fretted. The NXTa opens up new vistas for the serious cellist. Crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renowned CR Series, NXTa series cellos exemplify flawless workmanship at an exceptional value.

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Description

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

LENGTH: 94.2 cm (37″)

WIDTH: 13.9 cm (5.5″)

THICKNESS: 9.4 cm (3.7″)

WEIGHT:
4 string: 1.9 kg (4.1 lbs.)
5 string: 1.9 kg (4.2 lbs.)

SCALE LENGTH: 69.5 cm (27.36″”)

BODY/NECK: Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Satin Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst model) on body. Brass escutcheon pin on the rear of the neck serves as a reference point corresponding to the heel of an acoustic cello.

FINGERBOARD: Hand-graduated. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers. NXTa cellos are also available with fretted fingerboards.

STRING TUNING:
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

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

TRUSS ROD: Single Action.

TUNING HARDWARE: Fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.

BRIDGE PICKUP: The NS Cello features the Polar bridge-mounted piezo pickup system which 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 & CONTROLS: Rotary volume control; Tone control (treble roll off), with push-pull selection between Active and Passive output mode; Arco/Pizzicato toggle switch.

PERFORMANCE SUPPORT SYSTEMS

NXT CELLO TRIPOD STAND: Standard with the NXT series, black painted steel, fully adjustable, self-standing tripod design. Folds for easy storage and fits into the NXT gig bag. Weight is 2.7 kg (6 lbs.).

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.)

CR TRIPOD STAND: Optional, fully adjustable steel tripod stand. Weight is 3.6kg (8 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.).

TRANSPORT

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 charger and 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 hardshell flight case measures 136cm x 28cm x 27cm (53.5″ x 11″ x 10.5″) and weighs 18 kg (40 lb) fully loaded with instrument & tripod stand.

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