CR5 Cello - 5-string, Polar piezo pickup system, active EMG preamp, earphone jack, trim pots, maple neck, maple body, Richlite fingerboard, D´Addario strings CGDA with fifth string low F or high E, including CR Tripod Stand and CR Cello Gigbag.

CR5P Cello - w/Poplar Burl Top

CR5Z Cello - w/Zebrano Top

CR5SG Cello - w/Slate Grey Finish (Black Stain)


LENGTH: 94 cm (37")

WIDTH: 14 cm (5.5")

THICKNESS: 9.5 cm (3.75")

WEIGHT: 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.)

SCALE LENGTH: 69.5 cm (27.36"")


4-string 4.8 cm (1.9") 2.4 cm (.94")
5-string 6.1 cm (2.4") 3.0 cm (1.18")
6-string 7.1 cm (2.8") 3.3 cm ( 1.3")

CONSTRUCTION: Straight grain rock maple neck, body, and peg head. Hand graduated fingerboard. Flame maple faces on body and peghead.

FINISH: Traditional amber stain with polymer top coat.

BRIDGE PICKUP: The Polar™ directional piezo pick-up system responds selectively to either lateral vibration (for dynamic bowing, and a percussive plucked sound), or vertical vibration (for the sustained plucked sound like an electric bass guitar). Piezo adjustment is accessible from the outside of instrument.

ELECTRONICS: Volume, balance control for pick-up selection, toggle switch for BiPolar system, bass and treble controls. 18 volt active circuit by EMG with an internal headphone amp / circuit. Mono output.

CONTROLS: (top to bottom)

  1. Volume
  2. Treble EQ
  3. Switch for Polar pickup:
    • up - pizzicato (vertical vibration)
    • center - Pure Preamp Arco - Electric tone)
    • down position - arco 2 (lateral vibration)
  4. Bass EQ

HEADPHONE JACK: 1/8" headphone jack for silent practice and self-monitoring.

TRUSS ROD: Neck relief is adjustable above the nut located with hex wrench.

TUNING MACHINES: 18:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners; black finish.

STRINGS: Standard Cello strings standard.

TRIPOD STAND (standard): Steel, fully adjustable, standing tripod design Weight 3.2 kg (7 lbs.)

CELLO END PIN STAND (optional): Offers full freedom of movement. Height, tilt and "right bout" angle are fully adjustable providing a more conventional feel. Weight 2.3 kg (5 lbs)

FRAME STRAP SYSTEM (optional): A light frame structure is supported by a single guitar style strap extending over the left shoulder. This holds the bass in the correct positions for both pizz and arco styles and offers full mobility and amazing comfort.

GIG BAG (standard): Padded tube with handle and shoulder strap, 99 cm (39") long; 18 cm (7") in diameter. Loaded weight is 5 kg (11 lbs.), including stand. Fits in the overhead luggage compartment of most commercial aircraft.