While plugged in, the Series+ 501 cello keeps the natural warmth of a traditional cello while adding edge and a whole new dimension of musical possibilities. The Jean-Pierre Lupot is made with a well-flamed maple back and a select spruce top. The elegantly antiqued spirit varnish has reddish pigment with deep red wine hues. The unique pickup system is embedded into the spruce top of the instrument before varnishing with no disturbance to the bridge. Our proprietary 3.5 mm jack is located behind the endpin making it virtually unnoticeable. Each Series+ instrument comes with a lightweight, low-profile cable that provides a seamless connection to your amplifier or individual playing setup, making this the easiest and most comfortable design to “plug in” on the market.