The Stentor student I cello is a beautifully made beginner’s instrument. Unlike many other student cellos on the market, this instrument is hand carved using only solid tonewoods and natural glues to produce the best possible quality of sound for students on a budget. We recommend that this cello would see a beginner through to the middle grades.
Stentor have been the leading manufacturer of student stringed orchestral instruments worldwide for a long time. Founded in 1895, the company have since helped over one million beginners take their first steps into the world of string playing. Their instruments use spruce fronts and maple back and sides, specifically selected for their tonal qualities. On the student I, the top is laminated and paired with hardwood fingerboard and pegs. Finally, the body has been coated in an amber brown varnish for a sleek finish.
Also included is a metal tailpiece with integral adjusters for fine tuning, and inlaid purfling to the top and bottom of the instrument. Purfling (strips of wood inlaid to the top and bottom plates of the cello) is not only decorative, but also means that a crack in edge of a plate will not spread, or a crack in the front can be glued without removing the plate entirely.
The Student I cello comes as a complete outfit with brazil wood bow (with ebony frog and natural white horse hair) and a padded nylon case with accessory pockets and rosin. Shoulder straps are also provided, making it even easier to transport the cello to and from lessons or orchestral practices.
Available in a range of sizes, from 4/4 down to 1/16, the Stentor student I is accessible to any age of player.