Padded soft carrying bag with accessories pockets and adjustable backpack straps. Extra set of high quality cello strings. Video will open in a new window. How to choose Cello sizes. Cellos are available in 5 different sizes: 4/4 (also called full size), 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8.Size 4/4 is the biggest and size 1/8 is the smallest. Measuring yourself or a child for cello size: Seat the child (or yourself) so that the knees are bent at a ninety degree angle. The instrument should rest such that the upper rim of the cello body rests on the sternum (breast bone), and the left knee contacts the curve below the lower bout corner. The C string peg (for the thickest string) should be near the left ear, with the neck a few inches away from the shoulder, and the left hand able to reach both ends of the fingerboard with ease. Too large an instrument can throw your balance off and/or induce tension in the left hand.
If the choice between two sizes of instrument is close choose the smaller. Here are some rough guidelines to consider. Ages 2-3: 1/8 size Ages 3-5: 1/4 size Ages 6-8: 1/2 size Ages 8-12: 3/4 size Over 12 Years: 4/4 size. Please keep in mind that this is a very rough scale, and may not necessarily work for your child. Also, don't forget to consider your child's growth pattern, which might be an important factor!Damage Upon Arrival / Discrepancies. If you have received a damaged or discrepancy package upon arrival, please notify us within 24 hours of receipt and retain all original packaging (including the original corrugated box). We will request digital pictures of the damage/discrepancy item for reference, and arrange FREE replacement after we receive the pictures. To report a damaged package. The item "Cecilio Cello Outfit Black Blue Pink Purple Size 4/4 3/4 1/2 1/4 1/8+Sheet Stand" is in sale since Monday, July 18, 2011. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Cellos". The seller is "kkmusicstore2" and is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This item can be shipped to United States.