Cecilio CCO-300 Solid Wood Cello with Hard & Soft Case, Stand, Bow, Rosin, Bridge and Extra Set of Strings, Size 3/4

Cecilio CCO-300 Solid Wood Cello with Hard & Soft Case, Stand, Bow, Rosin, Bridge and Extra Set of Strings, Size 3/4

  • Size 3/4 high-luster varnish cello with inlaid purfling
  • Hand-carved solid spruce top with maple neck, back & sides
  • Maple fingerboard, boxwood pegs and tailpiece with four nickel plated fine tuners
  • Includes: hard and soft case, a Brazilwood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, rosin, bridge, cello stand, and extra set of strings
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
Cecilio CCO-300 cello is ideal for beginner or student cellist. This cello features a solid spruce wood top, maple back, neck and sides. It is finished beautifully with a high-luster varnish and hand inlaid purfling. This cello is equipped with maple fingerboard, pegs, and tailpiece with four nickel plated fine tuners. This outfit also includes two cases: one featherweight hard-shell case and soft case. Hard-shell case features an adjustable backpack straps, two bow holders, compartments for accessories, large zippered pocket on the back exterior for music sheets. Soft-case is lightweight and well-padded with pockets and adjustable backpack straps (making it convenient to carry to school or orchestra). The following accessories are also inc

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  1. RBelomo
    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Can’t beat it for the price, October 23, 2009
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    RBelomo (Massachusetts) –

    I bought this cello about 18 months ago. I’ve been a musician for over 20 years, but this is my first cello. Since I didn’t know if the instrument would be right for me I decided to go inexpensive. The fact that it came with a second set of strings, “hard” foam case, soft case, stand, rosin and a bow, I thought this was quite a steal.

    You get what you pay for, it’s true. This is no orchestra instrument by any means. But for a beginner it is a heck of a deal. If mine broke I’d either buy this one again or one of the step up models (CCO-400 or 500 series) as I probably wouldn’t allow myself to spend over 1k on any other student model, at least until I’m only using it for studying and doing some home recording.

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  2. A. Krause
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A “Good Enough” Cello, September 30, 2012
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    A. Krause (Senoia, GA) –
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    This review is from: Cecilio CCO-300 Solid Wood Cello with Hard & Soft Case, Stand, Bow, Rosin, Bridge and Extra Set of Strings, Size 3/4 (Electronics)
    First, I’ve read a number of reviews critical of some aspect of this cello which, in my research, turn out to be issues you’d also run into with cellos costing 2-3 times as much. Yes, the pegs will slip, which is why you will want to buy peg drops. More on this later. Next, the bridge you get may be slightly too large, and you’ll either have to hunt for a true 3/4 bridge to match your 3/4 cello, or buy a different one for about $30, or just settle with things being slightly off. (Mine turned out to be the right size, so don’t ask me for advice.) And the sound is not going to be perfect because (a) you’ve got low-cost strings, (b) low cost rosin and (c) the pegs keep slipping because you didn’t buy peg drops.

    Let’s remember that you’re paying a few hundred bucks for a cello; an instrument which has traditionally cost several hundred to a few thousand dollars. You’re getting a ton of free stuff with it too. Everything your little future orchestra member needs to get started is included, and if it turns out that he or she doesn’t have an aptitude for sawing on a cello and playing it hot, then this thing will look very nice sitting in a corner in your living room.

    That being said, if you really want to get the best value out of this, then you will want to add Ardsley pegg drops to your order. A few carefully applied drops will keep the pegs in position in the peg box until you decide to move them. You’ll also want to get a better rosin, like Jade L’Opera. The included rosin isn’t bad, but a good rosin will save you some time on both initial setup and on reapplication. The stock strings aren’t terrible, but you’ll appreciate the tonal improvement getting a better set will provide. A decent set of D’Addario 3/4 medium tension strings will set you back between $40 and $60.

    The included hard case is actually surprisingly good for protecting the cello. It has three very good handles for different carrying positions. The included straps for allowing your kid to carry this on their back feel flimsy, but you could easily upgrade them with some straps from a camping supply store that will be more robust and probably more comfortable for that carry option. The soft case is pretty decent quality, but if you’re buying a 3/4 cello for an elementary to middle school child, do you really think anything less than a hard case is a good idea?

    Other things to consider: you want to get a 3″ soft-bristle paint brush and some soft polishing cloths (all cotton) so you can clean the rosin off after play. I also highly recommend getting a pitch pipe and researching how to set these up yourself. It’s not rocket surgery, and if you’ve ever tuned any kind of stringed musical instrument then you’ll have this thing set up without a problem in about an hour.

    In all, the Cecilio CCO-300 is an excellent value and well suited for the beginning student. Once your little musician begins to move up in skill level, you will feel much better about making an investment in a more expensive, higher performance instrument.

    A side note about the delivery – I ordered this on a Friday night, and it landed on my doorstep on a Monday afternoon. Seriously Amazon? How much sooner before you’re delivering it before I even order it?

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