We are excited to carry a wide range of cellos, from many popular distributors and makers. Our full sized, fully carved instruments range from around $2000 and go up to around $15,000. Historically, our most popular range is from $2000 to $6000, and this is why there are more to consider here. Ideally a customer might try a few in our showroom, then perhaps take two favorites for a short trial to show a colleague or teacher.
Most of the instruments are set up in our workshop. We do like the Wittner composite tailpieces, but we can use wood alternatives if a customer desires. We start with Helicore C and G, and Jargar D and A for our basic models. A little up the range you’ll see our standard Helicore/Larsen pairings, and in some cases Spirocore tungsten/Larsen pairs, or Spirocore tungsten/Versum Solo pairs, to produce the very best sound possible.
Wilhelm Herrman Hammig, 1889 $20,000.00
A fine German cello from the end of the nineteenth century. Recently set up with new bridge and Helicore/Versum string pairs.
Gunther Reuter $18,000.00
A handmade cello from 1978 in the proud German tradition of this well-known Chicago shop.
White and Keppeler $15,000.00
A handmade collaboration of two New Mexico makers in 1994.
Frederick Wyss, 2017 $7,600.00
Beautiful German cello with rich orange brown varnish.
Carl Gottlob Schuster, 1928 $5,000.00
Nice older restored German cello from Markneukirchen.
Jay Haide $4,995.00
Superb handmade Chinese cellos from the shop of Ifshin Violins. These are available in various patterns, such as Ruggieri, Guadagnini, Stradivari or Montagnana, as available...currently, we have two in stock.
Anton Dietl $4,500.00
A 1970's German cello, red brown varnish.
C.L. Wynn model 520, 2017. $3,795.00
Very clean workmanship, honey brown varnish
Francesco Moretti 3,259.00
A favorite among our customers! Brown antiqued varnish, professional strings. The cello is sold complete with a Bobelock padded bag, and a woven style carbon graphite bow. (Core 200 series)
CA Strings model 2, 2010 $2,995.00
Used but very clean example from CA Strings. Nicely figured wood, clean workmanship and a very evenly applied varnish
Novitzio model $2,468.00
A nicely made cello from Amber Strrings, with a yellow brown varnish, and slightly antiqued look. A fully padded Bobelock bag and a woven style graphite bow complete the outfit.
Paolo Lorenzo, 2008 $2,450.00
A used cello from J&J strings (West Coast Strings)
California Strings model 1 $2,390.00
Three available!! Handmade Chinese, beautiful workmanship, light brown varnish. Sold complete with Bobelock bag and fiberglass bow.
Rosalia model cello $1,987.00
A new cello, and a consistent seller at this price point. Really attractive light brown with shading; includes Bobelock bag and fiberglass bow