Electric cellos are becoming more and more popular. Typically they are used for performers of jazz, pop, country, new age, etc. They are stringed instruments that are basically a cross between an electric guitar and an acoustic cello. An acoustic cello can be made into an electric cello by adding a pick-up that runs to an amp. Straight electric cellos are available in several designs. They can be made from a variety of materials and include the pick-up built into the instrument. Much like an electric guitar, they can also have a variety of effects such as reverb, delay, or distortion.
Finding the right electric cello to suit your needs can be a challenge. Violin Outlet carries pick-ups from Fishman, Realist, and LR Baggs. Our electric cellos come from suppliers such as Yamaha, Bridge, Mark Wood, and NS Designs.
Below are examples of electric cellos we carry. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.
Yamaha SVC50 Silent Cello
The SVC-50 features a simple, solid body. Leg supports are a single unit design that is easily removed from the instrument's main body. The pegs are reliable gear type tuning pegs. The Silent Cello is equipped with Aux-In, Line Out and Headphone Jacks. Connect a CD player, MD player or cassette deck to the input jack to play along with your favorite recordings. This is an extremely useful feature when practicing. With the output jack connected to a P.A., or external audio system, you can perform live, or use the internal reverb to hear yourself in different virtual performance environments. Three onboard reverb presets simulate the acoustics of a practice room, recital hall, or cathedral. Feels, plays, and sounds like a traditional cello, making transition to and from an acoustic cello intuitively natural. Lightweight and very easy to transport.
Bridge Draco Electric Cello
The Bridge Draco electric cello features a hollow body made of a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite. The enclosed air resonates to provide a rich amplified cello sound while maintaining the strength and durability of a solid body instrument. The Draco uses an encapsulated pickup system integrated into the bridge, utilizing all the advantages of a traditional bridge and capturing the warmth and tone of acoustic cellos. They are available in a wide variety of colors and effects: black, purple, blue, red, black to blue fade, black to red fade, black to purple fade, green marble, red marble, purple marble, blue marble, green matrix, red matrix, blue matrix, purple matrix, purple/green chameleon, green/gold chameleon, blue reef double color, purple/orange double color, pink/purple double color, purple haze double color, and silverstone double color.