“I love this Cello!” Yo Yo Ma, Cellist and Luis and Clark owner
“I have been stunned by the beauty and the carrying power of the new Luis and Clark cellos. Young people using the new instruments tell me that they find the instruments inspiring to work with. And I recommend them highly, especially as a best buy.”
Robert Freeman, director, Eastman School of Music, 1972-96
president, New England Conservatory of Music, 1996-99
dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin,1999-
The world’s finest carbon fiber Cello
A popular alternative to our 4-string cello, our 5-string cello has the same ergonomic design and lightweight, low-maintenance nature as our regular cello and speaks with the same ease and full, deep tone, but offers the endless possibilities of a fifth (E) string.
Loved by professional cellists from all walks of life, from period musicians who sing its praises for its use in performing baroque works with historical and musical accuracy (featured in Strings Magazine and played at the Idaho Bach Festival for this purpose), to musicians in small ensembles and bands that benefit greatly from the enhanced expanded range it brings to any ensemble, to players who (due to physical limitations or constraints of the ensemble – some cellists march!) have difficulty shifting or playing in higher positions and benefit greatly from the ease of an added fifth string.
Available acoustic or with an added pickup (a small additional fee applies – please inquire
- Ergonomically designed for comfort and to prevent common cellist injuries (including “sore shoulder syndrome”)
- Cornice-less design allows it to be played closer to the body, so the bow arm does not have to be so high at the point of the A string
- With no sharp edge from the cello neck rubbing against the students’ chest, this cello is more comfortable to play than traditional wooden cellos
- Impervious to damage, changes in weather and humidity
- Very little time and effort to maintain
- Only one-size bridge is needed throughout the year
- Exterior gets wiped down with some Windex
Perfect for Beginner Students
Incredibly responsive, the Luis & Clark carbon fiber cello rewards beginning students with wonderful, loud projection right from the start. Very difficult to damage and requiring very little maintenance, this cello is ideally suited for beginner students.
Upgrading to an Intermediate/Advanced Cello
Many students play on subpar instruments, which is detrimental to a young musician’s motivation.
Held in high esteem by professional musicians around the globe and across genres, this is an instrument that will carry you beautifully into a professional career in music without any regular maintenance expenses except for changing the strings.
Excellent for soloists and orchestra/pit musicians, the Luis & Clark cello was designed specifically to stand up against a full orchestra or grand piano, with very powerful resonance and a beautiful tone. The cello can articulate the softest passages but has enough power to fill a hall when needed.
Luis & Clark uses fittings (bridges, pegs, etc) of the highest quality and the instruments are set up to exacting standards by the best luthiers in Massachusetts.
Extremely resistant to damage, climate and humidity, this cello can be played outdoors in the winter snow or in a hot, humid rehearsal hall without fear of it fluctuating or cracking! It’s perfect for outdoor gigs and in situations that may expose instruments to damage (touring, hiking, pit orchestras, schools, bars, etc).