Yamaha's design goal was to produce the most naturally acoustic-sounding travel cello they have ever produced. It is indeed close to a full-bodied acoustic tone when played through a properly matched amplifier.
The body of the Yamaha SVC-210 preserves all the contact points of a normal cello - especially the heel of the neck, which is an important reference point for shifting to the higher positions. Tone is excellent, and the built-in reverb warms up your sound. The Yamaha SVC-210 folds down into a small size for easy traveling. The knee outriggers remain attached when you fold it - one less part to remove and forget to pack!
Includes heavy duty gig bag, headphones.
Outstanding Review by Timothy
I received my SVC 210 a couple of days ago -- it was beautiful physically and sounded great. I love in an apartment and being able to practice at all hours without neighbors being bothered is fantastic. It is just like playing my acoustic cello except that I tend to put more into it when I'm not worrying about disturbing the neighbors.
I plan to take it with me everywhere -- if I'd been smarter, I'd have bought the SVC 210 and not spent almost the same amount of money on my travel case.
It got here quickly and was perfectly set-up. (Posted on 4/12/15)