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. Made especially for William Moennig & Son.
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.
Jay Haide $5,500.00
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.
Francesco Moretti $3,600.00
A favorite among our customers; another cello from Amber Strings. 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) SOLD! New stock available in January 2023...
Novitzio model 521 $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.
McHugh Violins 2A $2,595.00
A fully carved cello with ebony trim, Helicore and Jargar strings, rich red-brown antiqued finish with shading. Bobelock bag and carbon bow.
McHugh Violins model 2 $2,260.00
A new model in our line-up; Straight clear honey brown finish, full ebony trim. With Bobelock bag and carbon bow.