Vivo Model 'L Maestro' Cello
3/4, Crafted in 2017, New
This 3/4 L Maestro by Vivo has a HUGE sound for a 3/4 instrument. It's easily as loud as a 4/4 and has a rich, mature, open voice more fitting of a much more expensive instrument. Hand crafted of fine, 40-year-old Europeans tonewoods gives her a complex, yet even sound across the register. And it's not at all wolfy. This is one on which a serious student can accelerate their learning. A small adult would be beyond happy with the performance for the price.
The Vivo USA line continues to provide some of our best selling cellos. Hand-crafted in Beijing, China, even the lowest priced models are all solid carved with inlaid purling and ebony accessories (unless noted). We have found that the Vivos always play well beyond their price point. Often earning my ‘Easy’ badge, even the higher priced cellos, such as the Zetoni 200 and 100 line, are frequently easy enough for even beginners to play. This makes the Vivos a perfect investment for beginners who don’t want to outgrow their first instrument, or for more advanced students on a tight budget.
Based in Southern California, Vivos are made in workshops selected by the owner of Vivo, who is a cellist. One of his favorite workshops has a 40-year veteran craftsman who specializes only in cellos. The owner personally hand-selects many of the higher end models, such as the Limited edition cellos. The 1717 Rugeri and 1777 Guadagnini models are a special project for Linda West Cellos hand-crafted following all the dimensions and design nuances of the original.
Finish is a rich, red brown over orange-brown layers on top of a yellow ground.
Price includes your choice of bow and a nice hardcase.
All cellos are setup or adjusted by Linda, and played before shipped, guaranteed.
- Belgium bridge
- Standard Endpin
- Evah G and C
- Larsen Regular A & D
- Ebony pegs