The idea for a nice and practical solution for cellists needing to transport their instrument
by foot came after an extended period of time during which I had to carry my wife’s cello.
I would often look with disdain on the built-in wheels that her case had – after all, they
were merely adding to the weight! Though the idea to have wheels on your cello case is a
great one, the ones found on today’s cases are not very useful.
To solve the problem I set about to create a set of wheels that could be attached to my
wife’s case. She had two provisions:
- No changes to the case allowed, in any way (no drilling holes etc.)
- The device had to be light
Finally, ten prototypes later there was a product that we all ended up loving and in the
spring of 2008 the Legato Wheels company, was created.
Chris Quinn of Quinn Violins
A sincere thanks and acknowledgment must go to Chris. From the very first day that I met
him, he has proved to be an indispensable resource of constant encouragement, product
advice and friendship. As my business headquarters shares a building with Quinn Violins,
I have had ample opportunity to talk to Chris about the development of the Legato
Wheels. As he himself is a cellist and an expert on products for musicians, his enthusiasm
end encouragement for this product was invaluable in the truest sense. He also bought
my first four Legato Wheels…
Best regards and happy cello strolling,
Founder and President of Legato Wheels, LLC
550 La Casa Ave, San Mateo CA 94403