The Magnetic Cello is an analog electronic musical instrument created by Cal Poly SLO student David Levi.
- Flexible tuning. It instrument can be tuned to almost any range. The interval between strings and the compression (the space between notes on the same string) can also be adjusted by turning a few knobs.
- The same profile as an acoustic cello. The Magnetic Cello has the same dimensions as an acoustic cello, making it easy for acoustic cellists become adept at the instrument. The instrument is also lighter and thinner than an acoustic cello.
- Versatile electronic output. The output signal of the instrument can be fed to any standard effect pedal or filter, expanding the potential of the instrument.
- The instrument will cost about half of a standard acoustic cello.
The instrument is expected to be available in summer 2012. See the Magnetovore site for details.