Bridge Draco 4 String Electric Cello

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  • Regular price $2,654.00


Tuned to CGDA the Draco is an easy transition from an acoustic cello, with the benefits of low volume for practice, and high volume for performance with no feedback! Made in Europe.

Front View
The body is hollow, moulded from a Kevlar and carbon fibre composite with a high strength to weight ratio.
The hollow body generates a sound profile within body structure presenting an open sound without the use of reverb or delay. It is smooth and forgiving when played and allows low volume practice without the use of headphones or amps. Very stable across temperature and humidity ranges.
Back View
The body is hollow, moulded from a Kevlar & carbon fibre composite with a high strength to weight ratio. The hollow body generates a sound profile within body structure presenting an open sound without the use of reverb or delay. It is smooth and forgiving when played and allows low volume practice without the use of headphones or amps. Very stable across temperature and humidity ranges.

Headstock
Inspired by the Stadivari 1710 Viola da Gamba, and modified to the modern sized peg box, this headstock has become the trademark of the Bridge Instruments. The distinctive shield, through peg box and neck is carved from a single maple block.
Pegs and Strings
The high quality ebony pegs are professionally fitted to give a smooth tuning action. The Draco is fitted with D’addario Helicore strings.

Fingerboard and nut
The ebony fingerboard and nut are professionally shaped to modern standard orchestral measurements, and traditionally finished. All repairs which become necessary with time to acoustic orchestral string instruments can be performed by luthiers on Bridge instruments.
Bridge
The bridge houses the ‘Bridge’ pick up system, a piezo crystal configuration. We designed the ‘Bridge’ pick up system specifically and only for use with our instruments. It is designed to pick up both the string vibration and the body resonance generated from the hollow composite body. Utilising all the properties of a traditional acoustic bridge it captures the warmth of tone synonymous with its acoustic counterpart, with no feedback.

Bridge Active Circuitry
Each model has its own sophisticated and bespoke active circuitry frequency dedicated to each string configuration and designed to perform in conjunction with the BRIDGE pick-up system. It supplies power to drive effects and radio packs and puts the string player on equal footing with every other amplified instrument in the band.
Controls
All Draco electric range of instruments carry a volume & tone control, easily accessible for quick adjustment during performance. The tone control is a tilt control, not a boost/cut control, changing the tonal range of the instrument
Tailpiece
All electric range of instruments are fitted with a lightweight alloy tailpiece, fitted with integral individual tuners.

Battery Holder
The battery powers the Bridge Active Circuitry and is located neatly on the back of the instrument. It houses a 9V 9 battery which is readily available and easy to fit. It provides approximately 3000 hours playing time, and only drains whilst the jack is connected. Quick and easy to replace.
Bridge Active Circuitry
Each model has its own sophisticated and bespoke active circuitry frequency dedicated to each string configuration and designed to perform in conjunction with the BRIDGE pick-up system. It supplies power to drive effects and radio packs and puts the string player on equal footing with every other amplified instrument in the band.
Jack Socket
¼ inch jack - musical instrument standard. The switch jack system automatically switches the active circuitry on and off as the jack is inserted or removed.
Endpin
Ebony endpin with brass ferrule and screw. The spike is protected with a removable rubber cap.