The NS Design NXT Electric Black 5-String Cello opens up a new horizon for the serious cellist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget. NXT Series Cellos, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of the renowned CR Series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.
Pizzicato and Arco Techniques: Thanks to the Polar™ Pickup System, pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained tone. Equipped with single volume and tone controls, the passive electronics deliver unlimited overhead for the ultimate sound without cumbersome batteries.
Solid Maple Body and Neck: Together with the graduated ebony fingerboard, the solid maple body and neck delivery a rich, full tone that rings true for every note. The solid body construction, which eliminates the wolf tones which are typically problematic for cellists, also controls the feedback problems faced by many players in an amplified environment. Asymmetrical fingerboard relief provides extraordinary ease of playability from the lowest to the highest positions. To suit individual player preferences, the fingerboard relief can be adjusted via the truss rod in the neck, and the string height is readily adjustable at the bridge. In combination with the easy adjustment of basic set-up parameters, the NXT Series Cello is adaptable to a nearly limitless range of music styles.
Three Interchangable Stands: Tripod Stand: Supplied as standard equipment, the Tripod Stand provides stable support, with full height and tilt adjustment. The stand folds down to fit in the gig bag.
End Pin Stand: An optional End Pin Stand offers the cellist a more traditional position, similar to that of an acoustic instrument.
Shoulder Strap System: A light frame structure is supported by a single guitar style strap extending over the left shoulder. This holds the cello in the correct position for both pizz. and arco styles. With the optional Strap System you can achieve full mobility with amazing comfort.
Unprecedented Affordability: The NXT cello brings unprecedented affordability to the player interested in world-class design, craftsmanship and performance. With a visual appearance as striking as its sound, the roadworthy NXT is an exciting and reliable partner for the most demanding performance career.
Color: Satin Black
Length: 94.2 cm (37")
Width: 13.9 cm (5.5")
Thickness: 9.4 cm (3.7")
Weight: 1.9 kg (4.2 lbs.)
Scale Length: 69.5 cm (27.36"")
Construction: Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face.
Fingerboard: Hand-graduated ebony. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers
Truss Rod: Single Action
Tuning Machines: 12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.
Polar Pickup: The Polar™ directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to lateral string vibration, for bowing and for the percussive plucked response of a traditional acoustic instrument, or to vertical string vibration, for remarkable even and sustained plucked sound more like a guitar. A switch allows the player to choose the desired response.
Electronics & Controls: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume control and Tone control (treble roll off).
Tripod Stand: Steel, fully adjustable, self-standing tripod design. Folds for easy storage and fits into gig bag.
Gig Bag: Nylon 102 cm (40") long; 4.7 kg (10.3 lb) loaded weight with stand. With handle and standholder strap.