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Yamaha Standard Model AVC5 cello outfit
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A perfect instrument for young beginning musicians, the fully hand-carved Yamaha cello boasts a spruce top and maple neck, back, and sides, all seaso...Click To Read More About This Product
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Superb quality for the aspiring cellist.
A perfect instrument for young beginning musicians, the fully hand-carved Yamaha cello boasts a spruce top and maple neck, back, and sides, all seasoned and aged for 5 or more years. The upgraded rosewood fittings are seldom found on instruments in this price range. With its Brazilwood bow, Wittner tailpiece, 4 fine tuners, and a shop-adjusted setup from Yamaha-trained professionals to exceed MENC standards, this Yamaha instrument is a great cello for the aspiring cellist.
- Top: Solid hand-carved spruce
- Back: Solid hand-carved maple
- Finish: Oil varnish, hand-applied
- Setup: Professional adjustment to meet and exceed MENC standards
- Sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4
- Outfit: Yamaha soft padded case with Brazilwood bow and D'Addario Piranito rosin
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Tailpiece: Wittner with integrated tuners
- Bridge: Aubert
- Pegs: Rosewood
- Strings: D'Addario Prelude
- Warranty: Yamaha 5-year warranty covers any workmanship issues towards the instrument, bow, and case
Begin on the right foot — get the AVC5 and get started.
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Comments about Yamaha Standard Model AVC5 cello outfit:
This review is an addendum to the one I submitted a number of weeks ago. (My cello is the CV5, which is the model before the AVC5... Chinese bridge, wood not aged...). Since that review, I upgraded the strings to the "professional standard," Larsen A & D, and Spirocore Tungsten G & C. This instrument in this configuration seemed too "warm" or "dark" and therefore I had a luthier replace the Chinese bridge with a French-made Despiau Superieur Belgian-style bridge. The Belgian style has narrower feet, longer legs, and less mass at the top, tending to give more brightness. Today I compared my instrument, with the new set-up (the sound post had also been adjusted), with the $3,000 Jay Haide cello I had previously compared it to, which was set up with the same strings. Previously, the Jay Haide was brighter and more desirable, with better tone. Now, my A string gave better tone, and there was better clarity overall with the VC5 over the Jay Haide! The Haide did have more resonance in the lower register, especially the C string. However, I didn't feel the tonal difference was worth the money. My luthier now comments that he considers the Scott Cao 750E "Davida Stradivarius" cello to be a better instrument than my Yamaha, and if I were to buy an instrument new, in this price range, that is what I would go for (as I mentioned in my previous review). Figuring that the Jay Haide I played is probably roughly equal to the Scott Cao 750, I end up happy with the Yamaha VC5...and save the money difference. For those who buy the Yamaha AVC5 as posted at MusiciansFriend: if you want to upgrade the instrument later, try replacing the bridge before replacing the instrument itself.