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I have a couple of professional wood cellos and I must tell you that this instrument blows them both away. It has everything that a cellist could want; beautiful tone, power, wonderful to play and nearly maintenance free (other than strings and bridges). To buy an equivalent instrument in wood would cost easily an extra zero on the price tag. If you can afford to get one of these, do not hesitate!