Hidersine Veracini Cello Outfit - UPGRADED
A beautifully finished cello perfect for the advancing student and ideal for orchestral ensembles
With a specially-created and unique Antique finish, each Hidersine Veracini instrument oozes class and historical authenticity. Hand-carving of each part of the instrument creates a sonically rich core with a full and mature tone, ideal for an accomplished ensemble performance.
- Padded gigbag with an external bow pocket and an accessory pocket
- Premium, Fully-Mounted Brazilwood bow
- Hidersine rosine
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.
See description below for more details and production specification.
Everyone loves an old, antique cello, and so using clever techniques developed over many years, the Hidersine Veracini is finished with various ‘antique’ markers. Each instrument is uniquely treated to replicate the appearance of a much-loved and often-played example, with pitting of the body and varnish wear-marks evident across the body.
A Premium, Fully-Mounted Bow with Ebony Frog:
The bow is naturally one of the most important parts of any bowed instrument setup, and the particular bow supplied with the Veracini cello has been upgraded to a ‘Fully-Mounted’, high -quality Brazilwood model.
The term ‘Fully-Mounted’, refers to an upgraded and more intricate join between the ‘frog’ and the ‘stick’. There is a smooth metal plate between the frog and the bow stick, allowing a smooth fit and protection for the wood as it slides back and forth as the bow is tightened and loosened. So, not only will the Veracini’s included bow assist in producing a superb tone, it will perform its duties for a long time to come.
Hidersine Veracini instruments use seasoned maple for the bridge of each cello.
The use of ‘seasoned’ tonewoods in musical instrument manufacture is well known. When a tonewood, such as maple, has been seasoned, it infers that the timber has been stored in a controlled environment for a reasonable period.
When wood is initially harvested, it has a high moisture content, which over time will dissipate. The lowering of moisture content is one of the most important parts of the seasoning process, during which the wood fibres settle into a more coherent whole and will therefore transmit vibration and resonance more effectively.In well-seasoned wood the string vibrations are carried through the bridge to the sound-table more effectively, which gives a greater resonance to the sound and a more stable consistent performance. Hidersine Veracini instruments feature a hand-carved solid spruce top – or sound-table. This is important because your instrument’s primary voice is formed by this sound-table, and therefore the top can resonate as a single, coherent structure and sound great as a result.
Complementing the spruce top is the beautiful solid, flamed Maple ribs and backs used on these instruments. These highly figured, solid tonewood sections further enhance the instrument’s natural tone. The top produces the instrument’s primary voice, and the back and sides add the character.
Ready to Play with everything you need:
Here at Stamford Strings, we set up all instruments to our own specifications, and factory bought instruments are no exception. This means that your branded instrument has literally been transformed into something far superior, which we describe as an ‘upgrade’. It therefore cannot be directly compared to other instruments with the same terms that you can find in an online search.
This Cello is supplied in a padded carry case with an external bow pocket and an accessory pocket.
Each instrument created by skilled hands:
The form of your Hidersine Veracini violin or Cello will be the result of genuine hand-carving techniques. Not only have the intricate curves of the top, back and ribs been carefully tooled, but the neck and the beautiful scroll (head) has been skilfully crafted.
Although most musical instruments have a fair amount of human input in their building process, unsurprisingly instruments created for the entry-level tend to have much higher levels of machine-made elements. While this makes the process efficient, it can take away from the individual ‘soul’ of each instrument. Each mark from the luthier’s carving tools are there for a specific reason. The amount of time taken to carve the arched tops and back of a violin is integral to their structure – lightness and strength - and the resulting tone. Luthiers have been passing their immense skill down the line for centuries, and in the case of Hidersine Veracini instruments, the skilled hand-carving techniques can be truly appreciated.
Ebony - Feels great, has exceptional longevity:
Hidersine Veracini violins and cellos both benefit from a genuine Ebony fingerboard, pegs and chin rest. This prized hardwood has traditionally been used for hundreds of years due to its truly long-lasting properties. Unlike dark-stained or ‘ebonized’ softwoods often used on inferior instruments, genuine Ebony will not mark, pit or wear out under lengthy playing periods. This is essential in areas such as the pegs, which are under a lot of tension from the strings. The shaft of each peg needs to be retain its integrity, and using Ebony is one of the best ways to ensure this. Ebony should remain structurally sound for a very long time, and it will also feel smooth on the fingers and chin, helping make the playing experience more pleasant all round.