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Palatino VC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit  

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        A clear, open-sounding student instrument with handcrafted quality.

        The VC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit has a solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides that are exquisitely hand-carved with surfaces graduated to precise measurements. The neck is hand-carved to give the instrument a comfortable feel and the scroll a graceful shape. Quality fittings complement the craftsmanship: maple bridge, grade A ebony fingerboard, ebony pegs, and end pin with chrome tube and brass tip. Includes an ebony frog bow with Mongolian horsehair and a featherweight case

        • Solid hand-carved spruce top
        • Solid hand-carved maple back and sides
        • Hand-carved solid maple neck
        • Maple bridge
        • Grade A ebony fingerboard
        • Ebony pegs
        • Inlaid purfling
        • Golden brown finish
        • Four fine tuners
        • End pin with chrome tube and brass tip

        A great starter instrument for the determined student. Order today.

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        PalatinoVC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit

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        Beautiful Instrument

        By Fallon

        from Kathleen, GA

        About Me Novice


        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound


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            Comments about Palatino VC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit:

            I have had my cello for a year and a half now. I have upgraded my bow to a pernambuco bow and the sound is even richer. I get so many compliments on the beauty of my cello, even my instructor was amazed at the quality for the price. Perfect instrument for beginners or even those that are on a budget.

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            (17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


            From a student's perspective...

            By Brenton Ceaglske

            from Midwest USA

            Comments about Palatino VC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit:

            I'm going to be a straight forward as I can be about my experience with this cello over the past few months. This is my first cello I have owned after renting for a while got tired of throwing money at something I wouldn't own.

            The first cello arrived with the neck snapped clean off (the box it arrived in was severely damaged in shipping)...was not an issue though. I called in and Musicians Friend customer support was great with getting a replacement within a week.
            I immediately took the replacement cello in to get it setup at my LMS and was playing the cello a few hours later. The bridge was not altered by the luthier (which is good since sometimes the bridge can be too short and you'll have to buy a new one) and I have found that it may need to be reshaped somewhat as bowing between the D and G strings is a bit difficult...perhaps an oversight of my luthier.

            The cello ships in a padded case (within a cardboard box) that is quite rigid and holds the cello snugly as well. It has a built in sheet music bag on the back that is quite handy. Definitely nice when considering the price point.
            The quality of the instrument itself is okay, probably good for a student who may knock it around a bit. After some close examination by my teacher some concerns have risen with this cello. She seemed concerned that the purfling may not be inlaid wood but rather painted on. The fingerboard is definitely painted, a simple examination of the underside will reveal that. There is some poor finishing on the pegbox interior appearing a bit rough with some glue (in my cellos case). She also expressed concern with the top wood being made of laminate. Pegs appear to be great and needed only one dosing of chalk to fix their slipping. Tailpiece is great, love the fine tuners. Tail spike is standard nothing special there (remove rubber nub for metal spike). The finish on the cello body is nice and even and overall the cello has a pleasant look about it. The sound quality is student quality, definitely not for performance. The strings are okay as well; I found the A string leaving something be be desired however. I don't anticipate replacing the other three any time soon.

            The bow is absolutely nothing special. Mine arrived with a few loose, but not broken, hairs that will never tension properly. This is to be expected (once again at this price point) and will be replaced soon.
            For the price I don't think you could get a better cello/case/bow in an all in one package for a student cellist.
            Palatino VC-455 4/4 Cello Outfit

            Features are standard, nothing much to report on here.
            Leaves something to be desired see full review
            Great value in that you get a nice case, "meh" bow, and okay cello.

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            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


            Big Sound For A Small Price

            By Melissa-2sheds-Strickland

            from Louisville, KY

            Comments about Palatino VC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit:

            After getting fed up with the hassle of renting, I purchased the Palatino VC-455 after weeks of searching for a playable cello that wasn't going to break the bank. I'm glad I settled on this one! It's a beautiful instrument with a sound as warm and bright as cellos that cost three times as much.

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            (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


            Very good quality affordable price

            By James Williamson

            from High Wycombe

            Comments about Palatino VC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit:

            As a celloist i think that this is a top quality cello and is an affordable price.Unlike other cello's this sounds great. My ideal cello

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            (3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


            Awesome, great!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Palatino VC-455 4/4-Size Cello Outfit:

            It is a soothing sound.

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