Hi guys, I was in a local shop the other day to pickup some sheet music for my little brother. They had this room full of Cellos. I was just hanging out at the time so I asked the owner if I could check them out. He was very nice and showed me various models in the $900 to $1800 range. I tweaked around with one being used to a EBG and frets to boot... and gradualy figured out a couple of melodies... Then I noticed they had a bow there. I figured it would be cool to try to bow it... and so I began to replay the little tune I was making up by bowing... man it was such a sweet rich and buttery tone. I had a lot of fun. Now I am really thinking about buying one of these. They also were teaching a Viola lesson while I was there. That's another awesome sound... it was so mysterious sounding.