Mezzo-forte™ Carbon Fiber - 4/4 cello
Hand made in Germany
Exceptionally easy to play with an ultra-resonant voice, this fully carbon cello from Mezzo-Forte compares beyond admirably to traditional wood instruments. These cellos have a very even and stable temperament, rarely posing issues like pesky wolf tones. Unaffected by extreme climate changes and impervious to water, these are great instruments for those who have to deal with everything from outdoor performances to long periods of traveling. Three years of intensive research and development have produced an absolutely stunning carbon fiber cello.
All instruments are fully manufactured in Germany although they are set-up in the Mezzo-Forte workshop. For maximum performance potential I personreplace the bridge with a premium treated blank like an Aubert Deluxe or equivalent. I find the French style sounds best, but I can do Belgium on request. I also will change the strings based on the buyers preference. I find Versum or Perpetual strings work very well and for more growl the Magnacores.
All instruments come with a certificate of authenticity and a unique serial number which makes them easy to identify.
From the maker:
After three years of intensive development we are proud to present
the first fully carbon cello available on the worldwide market at an
affordable price. The cello, designed and produced by us using
state-of-the-art technology produces a quality of sound easily
comparable to that of a wooden instrument whilst offering far greater
presence, projection and ease of playing as well as being visually
"such elegant lines”, ”...a perfect finish,” ”...and wonderful to hold.” – initial reactions have been very positive.
The advantages of a carbon fiber cello:
- complete insensitivity to fluctuations in atmospheric conditions. (such as in temperature and humidity. )
- strength and stability
- visually stunning
- a full and pleasant sound, rich and warm with much ease of response
The body of the cello is hand crafted using carbon-fiber matting - made in Germany – guaranteed
The interior of the instrument corresponds to that of a traditional
wooden instrument ; only the cornices are excluded - for two reasons :
1. A conscious decision to create a modern slim design whilst maintaining(mirroring) the form of a traditional
2. The cornices of a wooden instrument serve to aid the construction,
providing support and enabling the front, sides and bottom to be fixed
firmly together. These cornices can dampen the sound and are not required
when using carbon-fiber.
The sound post, bridge, pegs and tail piece all correspond to that of a traditional instrument. The fingerboard is made from a wood-based composite material called "flaxwood", which has the density and consistency of ebony and is recyclable, unaffected by humidity and temperature variations and free of irregularities such as grain and knots.
The instruments are individually numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity and a 5 year guarantee.