I use 2 cellos for the ambiencellist project.
One was made in 1774 and is acoustic, the other was made in 2008 and is Electric.
The Thomas Smith cello was made in 1774, in a pub called the "Harp and Hautbois" in Pall Mall, London. To put it's age into perspective, in 1774 Captain Cook was exploring the world.
I use Belcanto Gold strings, have fitted a Stahlhammer endpin.
The electric cello was made in 2008 by Ned Steinberger. It's got 6 strings, tuned E A D G C F.
The computer I use for ambiencellist is a MacBook Pro. I improvise using Ableton Live software and a variety of software synthesizers and effects.
Absynth by Brian Clevinger and Native Instruments, Camelspace by Camel Audio, Uhbik by U-He and other effects by Ohmforce and Sugarbytes are all routed through Live and controlled via midi.
Acoustic-Electro-Ambient cello music is born!