Cecilio 4/4 CECO-4BK Black Metallic Electric Cello with Ebony Fittings in Style 4 (Full Size)

Cecilio 4/4 CECO-4BK Black Metallic Electric Cello with Ebony Fittings in Style 4 (Full Size)

  • Size 4/4 electric cello with hand-carved maple wood & black metallic varnish in style 4 (full size)
  • Ebony fingerboard, pegs and tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay and 4 detachable fine tuners
  • Powered by a 9V Alkaline battery (included)
  • Includes: well padded lightweight soft-case, bow, rosin, aux cable, & headphones
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
Whether you're practicing, recording in studio or performing on stage, the Cecilio electric cello outfit offers excellent functionality and style. It provides cellists of all levels with the ability to practice confidently without disturbing others. The outfit features a 1/8" output jack that allows you to connect to most guitar amps or PA systems (1/4" to 1/8" cable included), volume control, headphone jack for practice and a line-in jack for practice with a background track. This cello package includes a well-padded lightweight carrying soft case, a bow, rosin, aux cable, and headphones. Great for Student, Intermediate and Professional Cellist.

List Price: $ 329.99 Price: $ 329.99

GRACE 3/4 Size Green Cello with Bag and Bow + Free Rosin

  • Spruce top. Maple back, neck and sides
  • Hard wood pegs and fingerboard. Alloy tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners
  • Hardwood frog, wood stick bow with white horsehair
  • Well - padded carrying bag
  • Free Rosin

List Price: $ 412.99 Price: $ 412.99

2 thoughts on “Cecilio 4/4 CECO-4BK Black Metallic Electric Cello with Ebony Fittings in Style 4 (Full Size)

  1. Heather Whitehouse
    46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Cheap, but gets the job done., October 10, 2011
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    This review is from: Cecilio 4/4 CECO-4BK Black Metallic Electric Cello with Ebony Fittings in Style 4 (Full Size) (Electronics)
    I ordered this product from Amazon, and it arrived very quickly. Packaging was sufficient to the need, though there were no instructions or parts-lists. This thing is easy enough to put together that it doesn’t really matter.

    As far as the item itself, it is obvious that it’s only a couple hundred bucks. The ‘ebony’ fingerboard is just black-painted wood, so be prepared to polish the heck out of it to get the worst off. My fingers, even after vigorous wiping and several days of use, still turn a little black by the end of a session. The strings are pathetically cheap, and the fine tuners just do not want to let go of the strings. I can thread the string through the gap, but popping it out through the space between the prongs is difficult, and you’ll probably just damage the string. Just go ahead and order new strings and fine-tuners while you’re buying this thing. The body also seems to be a little bit longer than my 4/4 acoustic, which makes finding a comfortable and correct position a bit of a challenge (for those of us of moderate stature), but it’s not insurmountable. On the positive side, it seems very sturdily made. The crook between the neck and the ‘body’ is exactly in the shape and location needed so you can find fourth and higher positions. It’s very easy to set up–just set the bridge in the slot and tighten the strings over it. The sound is quite metalic–as you might expect–but not too bad. Volume-wise, it is akin to a very heavily muted cello, and perfectly suitable to play and not aggravate the neighbors, even at forte. It is quite heavy, which is annoying in some ways, but it means I’m much more conscious of when I tighten my left hand and either squeeze the neck, or support it on my thumb. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but it helps me keep an eye on those bad habits we all try to avoid.

    I would have liked to have the arms on the thing on the opposite sides (so that the upper arm on the player’s left, so you don’t get into bad habits in the thumb postions), but I knew that going in. I would also have liked to have at least the option of using power from an outlet, but since I’m using this mostly for a) more convenient size for travel and b) quiet compared to an acoustic, I don’t actually use the battery much. Or the ‘phones. No idea what the battery-life is like on it, but you might want to make sure you have extras if you’re going to use it a lot through an amp, or something.

    Too bad the Yamahas are so expensive, but if you’re looking for a basic, portable, electric cello on a budget, this one will do the job.


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  2. Kelley Dillingham
    32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Well worth the price!, April 11, 2014
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    I live in an apartment and got this piece to aid in practicing. I am an experienced cellist. I highly recommend this as a fabulous addition to your instrument collection.

    Here are some things I recommend to any buyers… first off, don’t expect to play the same day it arrives. Be patient and your instrument will reward you.

    1. Have someone handy carefully oil and maneuver the fine tuners with the strings off.
    2. re-string the instrument. Mine came with the wrong strings on the corresponding pegs. Obviously it wasn’t meant for ready play right out of the box. This is a manufactured item but you need to treat it like a crafted item to get the most out of it. I allowed mine to rest for almost two days, slowly tightening/tuning the strings. I debated purchasing new strings but I’m glad I didn’t. See my explanation below. **Putting the bridge up was no problem.
    3. oil and tighten all the movable parts (support pull outs). Eventually you will want to re-do the screws and washers. This is definitely the part of the instrument that will wear out over time and excessive use. Keep a little screwdriver in the case as they do need tightening from time to time.
    4. ROSIN that bow! And use a GOOD rosin. It doesn’t seem to matter much that the strings and bow hair are cheap, but decent rosin makes a huge difference. If you spend less than $10 online for your rosin you probably are not spending enough. It will be closer to $20 retail. I recommend JADE. And drown your bow in it. The test, run your nail across the base of the strings (by the frog) after applying rosin. You should see a sizeable white cloud float off your bow. Remember not to touch the hair of your bow or the playable area of your strings. The oil from your hands will deteriorate both over time. Use a soft dry cloth to remove rosin build up from strings between practice sessions.
    5. Invest in headphones. Lets face it, you saved money by going with the Cecilio versus Yamaha models. You can afford to put a little extra into some phones. I spent as much on phones and a small amp as I did on my electric cello. What a joy to listen to though, it’s worth making it happen.

    My experience is that the strings and bow don’t have a huge impact on the sound as they would on an acoustic cello. That is actually great news. You get a lot more sound quality and freedom from settings on your amp. Additionally, bow pressure & technique is also not as important. Another nice benefit. The tonality is consistent all the way up the neck. Not always so and not always easy on an acoustic. I feel this is a GREAT option for an intermediate player for this reason. Or someone who wants to play and doesn’t have the luxury of honing their skill with hours of practice. The electric is VERY forgiving. :) ** Not a great practice option for someone looking to improve on technique as it really will not have the same requirements. You will think you’re much improved… and then go back to your acoustic and be disappointed.

    I used the electric in the studio recently for some scratch tracks and it was perfect! We did use a much more quality cord for recording and it extended further out the back due to the adapter. During that session I damaged the box on the back. (stepped on a cord and bent the inside… be careful you don’t do the same when using adapters) I called cecilio and I was able to get a replacement box for only $25. I’m not sure how difficult it was to install as my husband is quite handy. I believe he had to solder in order to install the replacement.

    All in all, I’m very please with this item and because it’s my secondary, very glad I chose it over higher priced cellos. It is definitely sufficient. I’ve used mine for practice, performance through a PA system, and in the studio.


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