A Carbon Fiber Symphony For Today’s Presidential Inauguration

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The NY Times posted a story about cellist Yo-Yo Ma taking the inaugural stage today, but instead of playing his $2 million 1733 Montagnana, he’ll be playing the $7,139 Luis and Clark carbon fiber cello.

Luis and Clark carbon fiber cello

Due to the carbon fiber build, the cello is unaffected by the temperature and humidity, something that can be detrimental to the antique instruments that professionals normally use.  Today’s weather forecast calls for a high of 31 F, a chance of snow flurries and 20mph winds.

At the “We Are One” concert at the lincoln Memorial on Sunday, the 44 musicians in the Joint Service Orchestra string section all played a variety of carbon fiber cellos, violins, violas and basses.  This was the first time that a major orchestra had exclusively used carbon fiber string instruments.

Stay tuned to our site for more posts on carbon fiber string instruments, we have a couple lined up in our queue.

Be sure to check out our carbon fiber store, where our specialty is in lifestlyle products.
  • Not sure what happened, but it looked like Yo-Yo Ma was playing a wooden cello? Maybe the carbon fiber was painted to look like wood? Does anybody know what the deal was?

  • Even if he played a wooden one, that’s a beautiful instrument.

  • Daniel

    my god i love this instrument it is a piece of beauty