European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Silent CelloMade in Japan, Asia
Designed c. 2002
Designed by Yamaha Product Design Laboratory, Hamamatsu, Japan. Made by Yamaha Corporation, Hamamatsu, Japan.
Maple, spruce, ebony, beechwood, and aluminum
Currently not on view
2005-107-1Gift of Yamaha Corporation of America, Buena Park, California, 2005
LabelYamaha's line of "silent" string instruments was designed to be lightweight and thus more portable than conventional instruments. The abstracted, almost sculptural forms contain an electronic chip that allows the musician to recreate the virtual environment of an auditorium.