Designed using the requests and preferences of our customers, our new Soloist III cello possesses a tremendous tone that is even across all strings, open and rich, with a clarity seldom found in cellos under $5,000.00 A rich lower register combines with a clear and open upper register – the perfect combination for the more advanced cello repertoire.
Two beautiful options right now, each unique. One is more of a “canon,” with intense projection, while the other is very wide, resonant, and velvety. Both feature a classic Cremonese golden varnish, a great option for those who prefer a bit more natural look with less antiquing.
“I came away from my computer to find out what instrument [was being played], as it was vibrating the walls of the building – it’s one of our new Soloists! They sound amazing!” -Todd French during recent visit
“You know I had no doubts that you were a reputable company, but the big risk was to buy my Soloist cello sound unheard. I felt nervous because I wasn’t even sure I knew what you meant when you described “bright”, “dark” “open” “clean”. The most astonishing thing is how you managed to get me a perfect match. Apart from your absolutely wonderful customer service – I’ve never experienced anything like it in all my life -your ability to match a client with a cello is uncanny. She’s so much better than anything I tried out here. My teacher came and played it and she said exactly what you said about it : open, clean sound, balanced over the strings, easy to play. She also says it has lots of colors. She’s says it’s got a strong voice but not overwhelming THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!.” – K.V.
The Soloist III is set apart by striking woods, a deep reddish-brown varnish, and an open tone with substantial resonance and evenness. Each entirely handmade and play tested to assure the highest quality tone and playability. The Soloist III cello is now made in our Chinese workshop of aged, high quality Bosnian spruce and maple, and finished in our own workshops (nut, saddle, fingerboard, pegs, soundpost, endpin, final finish work, play testing, and comes with the StringWorks Setup™.) Most importantly, each and every Soloist III cello is hand-selected by the company President from the workshop, assuring only the finest examples make it to our bench for setup.
Ebony fingerboard, Aubert Mirecourt bridge, Larsen A and D with Helicore G and C strings, New Harmony Music carbon fiber endpin. Available with rosewood or ebony fittings.