The Hidersine Vivente cello outfit is designed for and aimed at the ambitious beginner and performs well against other cellos in the same price range.
The Vivente cello in our demonstration video has benefited from our full luthier setup and is fitted with factory strings. The video consists of three pieces played on the cello. In the second piece, we detail the setup work that we’ve carried out along with closeups of the corresponding part of the cello. The video has been recorded at our premises and represents the cello’s natural sound as faithfully as possible for the best audio definition, use headphones.
Hidersine Vivente Cello Upgrades
We offer numerous upgrade options that you can configure for your Vivente cello, these include:
- Full luthier setup (as demonstrated in the video) You can buy with the confidence that your new cello will be set up to the highest standard in our workshop by our experienced luthiers. You can read more on our Cello Setup Explained page where we detail every step of your cello’s set up. We discount our luthier setup on new instruments by 60% and absorb some of the workshop work involved in our retailer’s margin.
- Strings upgrade
- Bow upgrade, we provide a 10% discount on bow upgrades
- Case upgrade, we provide a 10% discount on case upgrades
Why we offer discounts on upgrades: this is a bit of a hangover from the not so distant ‘old days’. When a customer visits our showroom, they may not want the standard package of the outfit as sold by the manufacturer. Quite often, a customer would select a different bow and decide a different case suited their needs better, creating their bespoke outfit. We would always work out a bundle price by applying a discount, and now we are pleased to offer the same service online.
Special Handling Delivery
We know you’ll be nervous about your new cello arriving with a parcel company and the potential for damage, we are too! This is why we only deliver cellos using our van and staff, ensuring your new cello arrives with you in perfect condition. Our van is tracked so that you can view your live ETA and our van’s location on the day of delivery. Full details are available here: Special Handling Delivery Service We have to charge for this service as it is costly for us to operate, the delivery cost is calculated at checkout based on your postcode. Alternatively, you can choose to collect from our workshop free of charge.
Here is what Hidersine write about their Vivente Cello.
The Hidersine Vivente cello is available in 4/4, ¾, ½, ¼ and 1/8 size variants. We recommend that you speak to your teacher or us to ensure you choose the appropriate size for you or your child.
Get the best start you can:
When you’re starting on an unknown journey, such as learning a new musical instrument, it’s understandably tempting to go for the very cheapest option possible ‘just to see how it goes’. But, deep down we all know that it’s not the best idea…”
Having a proper instrument on which to start learning will undoubtedly help you or your child get the very best results possible. If you have an instrument that hasn’t been set up properly, or one that hasn’t been built as well as it should, no matter how much practise you do, it isn’t going to sound any better.
So, by choosing a Hidersine Vivente instrument, you will give yourself, your child or your student the best chance of advancing at a good pace, as the instrument will be capable of genuinely reflecting your ever-growing level of skill.
Easier to handle:
Hidersine Vivente cellos feature a Wittner ‘Ultra’ Tailpiece and a Carbon Fibre Endpin. Both these innovative additions help reduce the cello’s overall weight, therefore making it easier to handle and transport. Plus, many people believe that a carbon fibre endpin allows the instrument to resonate more fully and therefore sound better.
A tone that will continually improve.
Hidersine Vivente instruments feature a solid spruce top – or sound-table. This is important because your instrument’s primary voice is formed by this sound-table, and therefore the top can resonate as a single, coherent structure and sound great as a result. Plus, as the wood ages and the solid tonewood top gradually relaxes at a cellular level into its natural rest state, it will resonate even naturally, and the sound will improve further. Winner!
Ebony – Feels great, plays great:
Vivente cellos all benefit from a genuine Ebony fingerboard. This prized hardwood has traditionally been used for fingerboards for hundreds of years due to its truly long-lasting properties. Unlike stained or ‘ebonized’ softwoods often used on student instruments, genuine Ebony will not mark, pit or wear out under lengthy playing periods. Rather it will remain structurally sound for a very long time, and will also feel smooth on the fingers, helping make the playing experience more pleasant all round.
An exclusive appearance.
Hidersine Vivente instruments not only have a solid top, but they also have solid Maple ribs and backs too. These solid tonewood sections further enhance the instrument’s natural tone. The top produces the instrument’s primary voice, and the back and sides add the character.
The solid Maple core is enhanced further by a ‘graphic flame’ finish. This is a special finishing technique which gives the appearance of visually top-grade, flamed maple, so your Vivente instrument has the appearance of a much more exclusive instrument.
- Padded gigbag/carry case with bow holder and accessory pockets (upgradeable by Bass Bags)
- Brazilwood, Half-mounted bow (upgradeable by Bass Bags)
- Hidersine Rosin block
- Solid Spruce Table
- Solid Maple back and ribs with graphic flame
- Carved Maple Neck
- Genuine Ebony fingerboard and pegs
- Seasoned Maple Bridge
- Wittner Ultra-lightweight tailpiece with integral adjusters
- Carbon Fibre endpin
- Steel Strings (upgradeable by Bass Bags)