Handmade and hand varnished by Eastman Strings as a VC200, the Westbury cello is available as either a stand-alone instrument or the option to complete your ideal outfit. The Westbury cellos are fitted with quality ebony fittings, French Despiau bridge and factory strings.
Types of Setup
We offer two different levels of Westbury cello setup;
Shop setup: We give the cello a visual inspection, stand the bridge and tension the factory strings. This is the type of setup that you would typically get from a high street general music shop.
Our Luthier setup: This is a comprehensive setup carried out by our Luthier in the workshop. The cello will go through a thorough ground-up setup including all the necessary adjustments needed to transform the cello into a much more playable instrument.
Although shop setup is better than most internet retailers offer, we would always recommend having a proper workshop setup carried out on a cello as the resulting difference in playability is huge. Whoever is playing the cello will make progress more quickly giving them a significant head start.
Strings: We can offer a string upgrade from the standard steel factory strings.
Westbury Cello Specifications:
- Level: Intermediate
- Sizes: 4/4, 7/8, 3/4 and 1/2
- Body: Hand carved maple & spruce. Inlaid purfling
- Bridge: Fitted maple Despiau
- Fingerboard: Full ebony
- Pegs: Ebony Swiss model
- Strings: Standard steel (can be upgraded upon request)
- Tailpiece: Metal alloy with adjusters
- Topnut: Ebony
- Endpin: Brass key with steel spike
- Measurements: (Length) 4/4 765mm, 7/8 712mm, 3/4 690mm, 1/2 662mm