I first played this cello in a demo room [...] in NYC. I fell in love with it from the first touch. The quality and sound is absolutlely amazing!!! I tried it with several bows and as any instrument, the better quality bow you use, the better the sound. I decided on the higher quality $900 bow and playing through a 100 watt yamaha amplifier which produced the best sound I have ever played even at a low volume. I really liked the reverb feature and got so much enjoyment from the cathedral setting. The first time I played it in the demo room there were employees and customers alike stopping by to listen. I love it!