The Hofner HOF-5-VC is a quality student cello made in Germany isn't a relic of the past. With modern technical efficiencies and good old German know-how. the Höfner HOF-5 model is a great step-up cello that uses fully solid. lightly-flamed maple and aged spruce and a shaded golden-brown spirit varnish. This crisp. clean modern look is a refreshing alternative for some customers to more heavy “antiquing”. Ebony pegs. endpin. Despiau "C" level French bridge. Wittner tailpiece. Adjusted with D’Addario Helicore strings. 4/4 & 3/4 sizes.