Inventor Portrait: Ernest Nussbaum

July 8, 2011

I took the last couple months off to have a baby, but now I’m back in the swing of things, so here’s the latest video from my Inventor Portraits series. 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:

Ernest Nussbaum Practicello

Ernest Nussbaum Practicello

Ernest Nussbaum Practicello

1 Comment

Great photos but to be honest I'm really impressed with Ernest's setup there. Something almost magical about that workshop. I hope his travel cello takes off (no pun intended).