If you want to take a cello on a flight, you have two options: check it into baggage or buy it a seat. Well, that was until Ernest Nussbaum came along. With what start by placing his own cello on brown packing paper and tracing it, Ernest built the Prakticello – which fits into a case just 30 inches long.
While it’s not intended to replace a cello you’d find on the stage of Carnegie Hall, even some of the world’s greatest cellists travel or practise with it, including Yo-Yo Ma, Frans Helmerson and Heinrich Schiff.
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