WAV Electric Cello


The instrument purchase includes a deluxe gig bag, owner’s manual and tool kit.

For the cellist venturing into the world of the electric, this instrument offers the combination of design, performance and affordability exceeding any other instrument in its class. Compact and light (4.5 pounds!), the WAV cello is a pleasure to travel with, but in terms of features and performance, this instrument is no lightweight. True to the NS tradition, the WAV captures the essence of an acoustic, yet opens up an exciting range of new possibilities.

With electronics are fully based around the NS patented Polar™ Pickup System, the WAV provides amazingly natural cello tone, with freedom from feedback and wolf tones. Since 100% of the sound comes via the pickup, using looping and other electronic effects is easy and far more effective than with an amplified acoustic.

The WAV’s Polar pickup system includes a convenient toggle switch between Arco and Pizzicato mode. Use the Arco mode for a traditional acoustic response for either bowing and a percussive plucked sound, or switch to the Pizzicato mode for uniquely even and sustained plucked sound, opening up new dimensions to the sound pallet. The piezo-powered passive electronics deliver an amazingly natural tone with unlimited overhead for extraordinary performance without the need or hassle of batteries.

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LENGTH: 94.2 cm (37″)

WIDTH: 13.9 cm (5.5″)

THICKNESS: 9.4 cm (3.7″)


4 string: 2 kg (4.5 lbs.)

5 string: 2.1 kg (4.7 lbs.)

SCALE LENGTH: 69.5 cm (27.36″)

BODY/NECK: Solid, straight grain maple neck and body. Flame maple face on all colors: Amberburst, Transparent Red, and Transparent Black.

FINGERBOARD: Asymmetrical fingerboard relief. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers. Rosewood or Coform™.

TRUSS ROD: Two-way truss rod, accessible at neck.

TUNING HARDWARE: 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

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

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: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Rotary for Volume, Tone (Treble roll off), 2-way toggle switch for Polar Pickup System.

CELLO TRIPOD STAND (NXT Stand): Included with purchase. The WAV/NXT tripod stand included, black painted steel, fully adjustable height and instrument angle. Folds for easy storage and fits into the cello gig bag. Weight 2.7 kg (6 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.

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Optional NS accessories include:

Cello Bow, Cello End Pin Stand, CR Tripod Stand, Boomerang Strap System, Frame Strap System, CR Stand Conversion Kit (works with CR Tripod Stand and CR Bass End Pin Stand), Cello Neck Heel (Thumbstop)

(NXT Cello Tripod Stand is included with purchase)

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