Cello - Čelo

Cello - Čelo is the same shape as Bass-Prim(Brač), but much larger in size. The Head is shaped like a snail. The Body (corpus) is in the form of a guitar and is composed of a frame, upper and lower boards. The frame and the bottom board are usually made ​​of maple, but they can alo be made of other wood (maple, pear, plum, cherry, mulberry, walnut). The upper board (ie the soundboard) is made mostly of: spruce or fir.The  Neck (handle) is  cone-shaped, built mostly from the same wood as the trunk, and set in to it. The top of the neck is notched, and over it a board ,  2 - 3 mm thick, is glued, made ​​of hard wood (usually ebony or walnut).

The total length of the instrument is 1055 - 1085 mm. Body length is 485-495 mm. Maximum width of the body is 360-380 mm, a maximum height of the hull 80 to 94 mm. The thickness of the upper board (ie the soundboard) is 2 - 3 mm. It has four strings that are tuned to tones: a - e - H – F#. The touch-tone scale is chromatic and includes  tones from F# to h1.

Its shares in the score are written in the bass key, and sound as written.

In larger orchestras, a Standing Cello - Čelo (like a small bass) is used, wich the player keeps upright between his legs during play. It builds from the same material and in the same way as normal Cello - Čelo and it has the same string, as well as tuning.
For the Standing Cello - Čelo  be stable in the standing position, on the underside of the hull frame, a"foot" is built, which can be extended or shortened (similar to a violin -cello). The "Foot" is made of wood or metal.

The total length of Standing Cello - Čelo is 1200 - 1300 mm. Hull length is 665-680 mm. Maximum width of the body is 4500 - 500 mm, a maximum height of the hull frame 90 to 105 mm. The Soundboard(glasnjaca) thickness is 2 - 3 mm.
The touch-tone scale is chromatic and the scope is the same as with a normal Cello - Čelo (F# - h1).

:This is how it sounds:

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