Hidersine Vivente Academy ¾ Size Cello Outfit - UPGRADED
Stamford Strings takes pride in giving our factory instruments a thorough check and a new set up in line with our professional standards. Rather than being sold off the shelf, with the manufacturer's set up, as is the case with many online sellers, this outfit has been significantly upgraded for optimal playability and sound production.
We have chosen to retail this Hidersine Vivente Academy outfit because we think it is the best option on the market for the budding student cellist on a budget and with the addition of the Fine Tune geared pegs, is ideal for smaller hands or younger players that would otherwise struggle with tuning their instrument.
- Other Key Elements:Fitted with FineTune pegs to make tuning an absolute dream. See below for more details
- Fitted with a Wittner ‘Ultra’ lightweight composite tailpiece
- Fitted with a carbon fibre endpin allowing the instrument to resonate more fully.
- Solid spruce tonewood
- Solid maple ribs and backs too.
- Genuine Ebony fingerboard.
- Graphic flame’ finish
- Padded gigbag/carry case with bow holder and accessory pockets.
- Brazilwood, Half-mounted bow
- Hidersine Rosin block
This model is a 3/4 (Three Quarter) Size, so will be suitable for children from approximately age 9 to 14, but we strongly recommend you come in and speak to us in our Stamford Shop to ensure you, your child or your student are measured for the correct size.
Also available to order in full and half sizes.
more info about the set up and upgrade
More info about the academy series
Tuning has never been easier:
Wittner’s Finetune pegs are a genuine revelation for player of all standards, with even seasoned professionals choosing to fit them to the very finest instruments. But these discreet, internally geared pegs make life so much simpler for students too!
Traditionally, most bowed instruments are tuned using wooden pegs, which are ‘wedged’ into the wooden holes of the pegbox at the top of the instrument, with simple friction keeping them in place. When the strings needed to be tuned therefore, for the pegs to turn, they would have to be loosened, turned and then pushed back in. This process can take a little force and isn’t the easiest or most accurate for inexperienced hands. Plus, over time the pegs can slip – therefore losing their pitch – or stick – making them hard to turn and tune.
Any teacher or student will tell you the amount of time wasted at the beginning or during lessons getting their student instrument up to pitch, and having it stay there!
The clever, German-engineering employed in Wittner’s Finetune pegs allows the student or professional to turn the internally geared peg in a controlled way, without the main shaft of the peg ever losing contact with the pegbox. This means you can make tiny, incremental increases or decreases in pitch - just like tuning a guitar. Getting your instrument in tune, and keeping it there has literally never been easier…. So now your precious time can be spent on learning and playing – not tuning.. and re-tuning.