NS Design Cello


NXT Series cello

The NXT Series Cello opens up a new horizon for the serious cellist looking to play a great instrument on a limited budget.

Pizzicato and arco techniques have almost unlimited expressive potential, thanks
to the Polar™ Pickup System. A convenient switch allows selection of the traditional arco mode for
percussive attack and dynamic bowed response, or pizzicato mode for a smooth, sustained ton
The NXT offers some benefits which cellists in particular will greatly appreciate. Wolf tones—a
major concern for acoustic cellists—do not occur on the electric instrument. Similarly, in amplified
performance settings, the NXT Cello will not feed back, even at high volume.


Length: 94.2 cm Width: 13.9 cm
Thickness: 9.4 cm
Weight: 1.9KG
Scale Length: 69.5 cm


Body/Neck: Solid, straight grain maple, with flame maple face (Sunburst model) on body.
Fingerboard: Hand-graduated ebony. Intonation referenced with cascading dot markers
Truss Rod: Single Action.
Tuning Hardware: 12:1 ratio, fully encased worm gear tuners, black finish.


Polar Pickup: The Polar™ directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to lateral string
vibration, for bowing and for the percussive plucked response of a traditional acoustic instrument,
or to vertical string vibration, for remarkable even and sustained plucked sound more like a guitar. A
switch allows the player to choose the desired response.


Electronics & Controls: Passive circuit with high impedance output. Volume control and Tone
control (treble roll off).


Interchangeable Support Systems: A fully adjustable tripod stand can be used seated or standing.
The optional End Pin Stand provides the traditional cello points of contact and position, and is the
best choice for cellists who have an animated style of playing while seated, or who play the instrument
at a more horizontal angle. The End Pin Stand conversion kit attaches to the tripod stand to hold the
instrument upright for on-stand performance or when not in use. The Frame Strap System allows the
cellist to stand up with full mobility for a new experience of freedom and expression.
Included: Padded gig bag and tripod Stand.


Code Description Price In Stock
NSD-CE-NXT4BLK NS NXT4 Cello 4 String Black $1,949.00 Enquire
NSD-CE-NXT4AMB NS NXT4 Cello 4 String Amber $1,949.00 Yes
NSD-CE-NXT5AMB NS NXT5 Cello 5 String Amber $2,199.00 Yes
NSD-CE-NXT5BLK NS NXT5 Cello 5 String Black $2,199.00 Enquire

The NS Design range starting at $1949, including bow, case and rosin, is available in several colours.


Click HERE to order the NXT Series 4 String Cello or
Click HERE to order the NXT Series 5 String Cello (a new window opens).

Please call Animato Strings on 1300 739 777 to check availability.