This Prakticello model was made by Gerardus deGroot in Silver Spring, Maryland back in 2015. New, this model retailed for $1,450.
Cosmetically, the instrument is in very good condition; functionally, the bridge is crooked, but stable (pictured).
The Prakticello ®, designed by Ernest Nussbaum, is for professional and amateur cellists as a take-apart practice cello for trips on which they don’t need or don’t want to take their expensive cellos, but would like to stick to their practice schedules and keep their fingers nimble. It was also designed to cause minimum disturbance to others when practicing in, for example, a hotel room, an apartment, an office, dorm room, backpacker or anywhere else and makes a great portable foldable cello.
The instrument feels just like an ordinary cello and is not a silent cello but has a quiet, pleasant, acoustic tone. The Prakticello ® comes with Jargar and Larsen strings and it has a Akusticus tailpiece with four fine tuners as well as a standard bridge, carbon fiber endpin, and Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) fingerboard. Visit the Prakticello website to learn more about the instrument!
All parts fit into the lightweight carrying case which can fit into the overhead compartment on an airplane or into the trunk of a car, making traveling with a cello easier than ever. Dimensions of the case are 5.5 x 6.5 x 30 inches (14 x 17 x 76 cm). The instrument plus case weigh barely 8 lb. (3.6 kg).
The original carrying case, dowel wax, peg lubricant, and disassembly instructions included!