Inventor Portrait: Ernest Nussbaum
[cross-posted from my photography blog]
This is Ernest Nussbaum, inventor of the Practicello.
The Practicello is a full height cello that breaks down to fit in carry-on luggage. It’s not intended to be good enough to play in a concert, but its just meant for cellists who want to practice while they travel without needing to pay for an extra seat on the airplane to bring their instrument. And since it doesn’t resonate as loudly as a cello with a full body, it’s not going to annoy the people in the hotel room next door.
Here are some more photos from our shoot: