NS Design NXTa 5-String Cello - Sunburst

5-string Electric Cello with Maple Body, Maple Neck, Richlite Fingerboard, NS Polar Pickup System, and Active/Passive Electronics - Sunburst
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Electric Cello with Active/Passive Electronics

Explore new vistas with the NS Design NXTa Cello. Whether you're bowing or plucking, the NXTa Cello's authentic 27.36" scale length will feel familiar to you. The NXTa Cello's dual-mode output switches effortlessly between a capacitor-powered active circuit and a passive circuit with high-impedance output. And since 100% of your sound comes via the pickup, you can use loopers or other electronic effects onstage without worrying about acoustic leakage. This cello's hand-graduated Richlite fingerboard is a pleasure to play, and its interchangeable support systems ensure a customized playing experience. Enjoy realistic cello performance with the NS Design NXTa Cello!

NS Design NXTa Cello 5-string Electric Cello at a Glance:
  • Innovative design and meticulous construction
  • Custom-designed electronics deliver the sounds you need
  • The latest Steinberger masterpiece
Flexible design and meticulous construction

At Sweetwater, we know that gigging musicians are looking for maximum flexibility out of their gear. The NXTa Cello is tuned just like a traditional cello and even has the same finger spacing. The hand-graduated fingerboard provides extraordinary playability from the lowest to the highest positions. Crafted in the Czech Republic, the NS Design NXTa Cello features a solid maple body and neck with a Richlite fingerboard.

Custom-designed electronics deliver the sounds you need

The NS Design NXTa Cello sports a custom Polar Pickup System. A pizz/arco switch optimizes the pickup's response for plucked or bowed playing. It gives you the control, clarity, and richness you want from a bass, no matter your playing style. Shift effortlessly from a capacitor-powered active circuit to a passive circuit with high-impedance output, by virtue of the NXTa's dual-mode output. Connect the NXTa to any AC outlet for 60 seconds, and its active circuit will stay powered for up to 16 hours of performance time - no external battery is required!

The latest Steinberger masterpiece

Ned Steinberger breathed new vision and life into stringed instruments when he introduced the L2 bass at Summer NAMM in 1979. Innovatively designed without headstocks, the L2s astonished the music world, and prototypes were quickly sold to such esteemed players as John Entwistle of The Who, Tony Levin of King Crimson, and Andy West of Dixie Dregs. Since then, Steinberger basses and guitars have continued to impress musicians - and engineers! - the world over. Their cutting-edge Headless Tuning systems make way for stability never thought possible, while their Radius body shape, Fusion necks, and EMG humbucking pickup systems allow for an extensive range of tonal possibilities.

NS Design NXTa Cello 5-string Electric Cello Features:
  • Authentic bowed and pizzicato upright sounds in a portable package
  • Meticulously crafted and built in the Czech Republic
  • Authentic cello 27.36" scale length
  • Solid maple body and neck with hand-graduated Richlite fingerboard
  • Polar Pickup System with pizz/arco selector switch for authentic upright sound
  • Dual-mode output switches between a capacitor-powered active circuit and a passive circuit with high-impedance output
  • Charges in 60 seconds via AC outlet without external batteries
  • Comes with the NS Design tripod stand
  • End pin stand is optional
Nuance your music with the NS Design NXTa Cello!

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Tech Specs

Type Electric Cello
Body Shape Compact Upright
Number of Strings 5
Color Sunburst
Body Material Maple
Top Material Flamed Maple
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Compound
Fingerboard Material Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Cascading dot markers
Scale Length 27.36"
Tuners Enclosed worm gear tuners, 12:1 ratio
Electronics Dual Mode Polar pickup, 1 x volume, 1 x tone, Arco/Pizzicato toggle switch, Active mode (rechargeable) or Passive
Strings D'addario stranded steel core, medium tension
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number NXT5a-CO-SB

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