Making of a Cello

Construction : The cello is much larger than a violin or a viola and smaller than a bass. Like the other members of the string orchestra, the cello has four strings, normally tuned to the pitches (from low to high) …..

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Synthetic Core Strings

These strings use a core made out of a durable synthetic product such as perlon or kevlar, and are wrapped with metals such as aluminum or silver. Synthetic-core strings are designed to replicate the rich sound of gut strings, and …..

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Gut Core Strings

For many centuries the only kind of string available, the gut core strings are made from sheep intestine (not “cat,” as is commonly misbelieved). Used primarily by professional classical musicians, gut core cello strings reputedly have the warmest sound, complex …..

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Metal Strings

Sometimes called “all metal,” a steel core cello string is comprised of either a straight or twisted wire, wound with metal. Besides being the most stable and durable of the cello strings, steel core strings offer stable pitch, and the …..

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Famous Quote

When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice – my voice.

— Mstislav Rostropovich