I started teaching myself cello about a year ago and then took about 10 lessons from my niece who graduated from University of Oregon with a degree in music and cello being her main instrument. That helped me get kick started.
This electric cello is simply amazing. The build is fantastic and the sound can sound very much like a “real” acoustic cello or it can sound other worldly.
I did not need the more expensive version with active electronics because I don’t do live gigs but only play in my home studio.
The best thing is that you can pluck it as a stand up bass or bow it as a cello.
I love this cello and its truly become a part of me. I rate it 11 out of 10.