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May 27, 2013

Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Cello

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From Wired: "Unlike its wooden siblings, this cello won't crack or go out of tune during sudden decreases in humidity. Yo-Yo Ma relies on a Luis and Clark cello for some of his chillier outdoor gigs."

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$7,139.

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I love the sound and the look of it. New materials for old instruments is one of my very favorite things.

Polycarbonate saxophone (alto), for anybody who hasn't seen/heard one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IruxMK3p_jY

Posted by: Flautist | May 28, 2013 2:02:25 PM

I think he used this at the inauguration earlier this year.

The worst part is the price is reasonable. I drove back from Atlanta with a bass that appraised at 20x this last week. Would make a great backup machine for any pro...

Posted by: Clifyt | May 28, 2013 12:28:25 AM

I had the opportunity to meet Luis Leguia and his wife in their home a few years ago, as I was helping a friend who lives abroad decide if he wanted to buy one of these cellos. I was treated to a personal performance from Leguia on both the carbon fiber cello and his traditional wooden cello (which I believe was made by Stradivari). The carbon fiber cello has an almost alarming brightness and boldness of sound. During Mr. Leguia's impromptu concert, I sat right next to Yo-Yo Ma's carbon fiber cello, which Leguia was repairing for him. It was an astonishing experience. (Ultimately, my friend did not buy a carbon fiber cello)

Posted by: Brian | May 27, 2013 9:53:59 AM

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