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Knilling Porta Cello Practice Travel cello with bow

Knilling Porta Cello Practice Travel cello with bow – 1960s

1960s - Knilling “Porta Cello” Practice Travel cello with bow
This is a professionally made practice / travel cello, designed sometime in the 1960’s by Karl Knilling of England. It’s also an excellent instrument for someone on a budget. It is also an excellent addition to a collection.
It was designed for travel and would make an great practice instrument that you can carry with you.
This is about the size of a ½ Cello. See the dimensions and scale described below.
• Supplied with a bow
• Supplied with 2 new bridges. A ¾ size Belgian-style bridge and a 1/2 size bridge. (The one in the images is a 4/4 that I had. It is too big. )
This is a well-made instrument. It has a soundpost, bass bar, adjustable end pin, tuning pegs and all the features of a normal 4/4 cello. It plays and sounds great.
There is a hinged wing extension at the rear that gives the feeling of playing a larger full-bodied instrument. It doesn’t sound as good as a 4/4 cello, but considering its size and shape, it produces a very good sound.
It is in very good condition, with just a few scratches but no cracks.
Treat yourself to a very useful travel cello while being sure that you have a very collectible instrument.
• Overall body length: 27”
• Width (without extension): 9”
• Width (with extension): 17 ¼”
• Body Depth: 4 ¾”
• Scale: 22 ¾”

1960s – Knilling “Porta Cello” Practice Travel cello with bow
This is a professionally made practice / travel cello, designed sometime in the 1960’s by Karl Knilling of England. It’s also an excellent instrument for someone on a budget. It is also an excellent addition to a collection.
It was designed for travel and would make an great practice instrument that you can carry with you.
This is about the size of a ½ Cello. See the dimensions and scale described below.
• Supplied with a bow
• Supplied with 2 new bridges. A ¾ size Belgian-style bridge and a 1/2 size bridge. (The one in the images is a 4/4 that I had. It is too big. )
This is a well-made instrument. It has a soundpost, bass bar, adjustable end pin, tuning pegs and all the features of a normal 4/4 cello. It plays and sounds great.
There is a hinged wing extension at the rear that gives the feeling of playing a larger full-bodied instrument. It doesn’t sound as good as a 4/4 cello, but considering its size and shape, it produces a very good sound.
It is in very good condition, with just a few scratches but no cracks.
Treat yourself to a very useful travel cello while being sure that you have a very collectible instrument.
• Overall body length: 27”
• Width (without extension): 9”
• Width (with extension): 17 ¼”
• Body Depth: 4 ¾”
• Scale: 22 ¾”

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