Cellos

Our changing inventory includes new and previously-owned cellos.  Sound and characteristics of an instrument reveal themselves as each player brings their own skill set to the cello, and what each person perceives and prefers can vary.  Thus we do not attempt to describe the sound of an instrument when it can change with player, bow, strings - elements we explore with you here.

Cellos vary in body style and dimensions, so if you have trouble playing comfortably, or in tune, we should discuss this.  Pricing can vary on the same model cello due to differences in setup.  Some cellos are one-of-a-kind while others are routinely ordered, but may not always be in stock or on the site.  Contact us -- it's the best way to get current information.

Scott Cao 7/8

This model 017 is made of Chinese tonewoods, and available in a 7/8 size which is usually a good fit for cellists approximately 5'1" to 5'4".  Contact us for details. 

Back Length  72 cm
Upper Bouts  33.5 cm
Lower Bouts  42.5 cm
String Length  67.2 cm

  • Price $1,900

Scott Cao 850

Scott Cao's model 850 Guadagnini is a small-pattern 4/4 and may be ideal for a cellist considering a 7/8.  Italian spruce top with Bosnian maple back and ribs.  Pricing is approximate and varies with setup.

Back length 72 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68 cm

 

  • Price $5,000

Y. Chen 7/8

7/8 size Montagnana pattern cello with antique finish by Shengfu Zhao of Cleveland Violins.  (2013) 

Back length 73 cm
Upper bouts 35 cm
Lower bouts 43.3 cm
String length 67.3

 

  • Price $10,000

Scott Cao 750EM

Scott Cao's model 750 Montagnana model has Italian spruce top with European maple back.     Pricing is approximate and varies with setup.

Back length  74.6 cm
Upper bouts  36.6 cm
Lower bouts  44.5 cm
String length  69.7 cm

 

  • Price $3,000

Pietro Lombardi

Eastman 502, Montagnana pattern (2011) 

Back length 75 cm
Upper bouts 36.5 cm
Lower bouts 45 cm
String length 69 cm

  • Price $4,600

Calin Wultur

Calin Wultur Montagnana #6  made in Romania, set up here with Pegheds, Frirsz tailpiece, NHM angled endpin set.

Back length 74cm
Upper bouts 36cm
Lower bouts 44.5cm
String length 69.5cm

  • Price $7,000

Pietro Pallotta

Rare, antique hand-made cello, Italy, 1799.   Price is negotiable.  Cello history provided upon request.  Video of excerpts performed here on this cello:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjNWidMnMv8

Back Length  72.5 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts  46 cm
String Length  69.5 cm

  • Price $18,000

Damir Horvat

Hand-made cello created around a late 1800's top (likely Hungarian or Czech).   Setup features Pegheds, pernambuco tailpiece. 

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 35 cm
Lower bouts 44 cm
String length 71.5 cm

  • Price $20,000

Blaurock

Handmade cello by Michael Blaurock is a copy of the famous Matteo Goffriller currently played by Zuill Bailey.  (Posture Peg on the C string)

Back length 77 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  46.5 cm
String length  69.3 cm

 

  • Price $25,000

Scott Cao 017

Made (2017) of Chinese spruce and maple though this model is available in European wood at a higher cost.  Setups vary and will impact pricing.  Dimensions are for 4/4 but other smaller sizes are available.  Upgrades often include Pegheds.

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 34.5 cm
Lower bouts  44.3 cm
String length  70.2 cm

  • Price $1,900

Calin Wultur

Model 4 made in Romania of European tonewoods, set up here with Pegheds, Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, Versum strings, CF 8mm endpin set.

Back Length 76 cm
Upper Bouts  35.5 cm
Lower Bouts  45 cm
String Length  69.5 cm

  • Price $2,800

Kallo Bartok

Made in Hungary, 2003

Back length 73.8 cm
Upper bouts 35 cm
Lower bouts 43.5 cm
String length 69 cm

  • Price $6,000

Heinrich Gill

Model 394 made in Germany, 2006.  Enhancements include Pegheds, Frirsz tailpiece

Back length 75.2 cm
Upper bouts 36.5 cm
Lower bouts 45.8 cm
String length 70 cm

  • Price $14,500

Heinrich Gill

Model 364 made in Germany, 2008. 

Back length 75 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  45.5 cm
String length 69.4 cm

  • Price $6,500

Heinrich Gill 304

Model 304 made in Bubenreuth, Germany (2000)

Back length  76 cm
Upper bouts  35.5 cm
Lower bouts  44.5 cm
String length  69.2 cm

  • Price $5,000

Scott Cao 750

Scott Cao's model 750 features an Italian spruce top with Chinese maple back and ribs.  Guadagnini 4/4 is a small-pattern cello and if you are considering a 7/8, you should inquire about this cello.  Pricing is approximate and will vary with setup.

Back length 72 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68 cm


  • Price $2,900

SIR

 

SIR Special, hand made in West Germany 1991 by Stohr Illner Riedel is in impeccable condition.  Note detailing on scroll.


Back Length  76 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts  44 cm
String Length  69.3 cm

 

 

  • Price $14,000

Signature Series

You won't find this cello anywhere else. Luthier Damir Horvat transforms a quality European white cello into an exceptional instrument with craftsmanship and details found in hand-made cellos.  Our own brand H&G (Horvat & Gunst).  Pricing will vary slightly depending on setup

Back length 76 cm
Upper Bouts  35.5 cm
Lower Bouts  44.3 cm
String Length  69.3 cm

  • Price $7,500

F. Kirichnek

Master cello made in West Germany, 1993, by Franz Kirichnek.  Setup includes Pegheds, Kenneth Kuo tailpiece.
Back length  76 cm
Upper bouts  35 cm
Lower bouts  43.7 cm
String length  69.3 cm

  • Price $18,000

Scott Cao 750E

This Strad Gore-Booth model is made of European spruce and maple.  Setup includes Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, NHM endpin set.
Back length  75.7 cm
Upper bouts  34 cm
Lower bouts  44 cm
String length  70.2 cm

  • Price $3,050.00

Collin-Mezin

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Testore

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