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.

3/4 Klier

3/4 size Wilhelm Klier cello, made in Germany (2007) with Bobelock hard case

Back length 70cm
Upper bouts 33 cm
Lower bouts 41 cm
String length 64.2 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $4,200.00

Global

This cello bears no label, but is a Global model 500.  Setup includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, 10mm carbon fiber rod with silicon carbide tip insert, Versum strings.  Dimensions:
Back Length 76 cm
Upper Bouts  34.5 cm
Lower Bouts  43.7 cm
String Length  69.8 cm
Endpin fitting requires extra depth in the case (8 mm)

Additional Info

  • Price $6,000.00

Mittenwald c. 1930

Restored German cello made in Germany c. 1930.  Case conveys with cello.  Contact us for further details on this instrument.

Back length 76cm
Upper bouts 35cm
Center bouts 24cm
Lower bouts 44cm
String length 71cm

Additional Info

  • Price $10,925.00

Global 100

This unbranded cello is made of Chinese tonewoods and finished with a light golden brown varnish. 

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts 43.5 cm
String length 70 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,500.00

Heinrich Gill 364

Model 364 made in Germany, 2008. 

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

Additional Info

  • Price $6,500

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

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $12,000.00

DMC

Chinese-made carved cello bearing DMC label.  Set up at Cellos2Go with Despiau French bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, New Harmony composite fitting with 10mm endpin

Back length 76.5 cm
Upper bouts  35.5 cm
Lower bouts 45 cm
String length  69.8 cm

Scott Cao Signature 950

Part of the Signature Series of hand-made cellos crafted from high-quality Italian spruce and European maple, varnished and set up in the Campbell, CA studio .  We will be offering a Davidov model shortly, so stay tuned for photos and details.  Pricing may vary depending on setup.

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $7,000.00

Heinrich Gill 394

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

Additional Info

  • Price $13,000

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

Additional Info

  • Price $4.000

H&G Signature Series

Our own series begin as white European cellos, and each is uniquely finished inside and out by Damir Horvat.  Setup on this cello includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, Frirsz tailpiece, 6-degree NHM endpin set, and an exceptional dark brown varnish.

Back length  76.5 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  44.5 cm
String length  69.5 cm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $7,500.00

Damir Horvat Guadagnini

This hand-made cello is based on a Guadagnini pattern.  The top is  made of Sitka spruce; the back is of big leaf maple.  This 4/4 cello has a shorter body and string length with very specific curvature and design making it an alternative for those considering a 7/8 but wanting a 4/4.  Come and experience it.

Back Length  72 cm
Upper Bouts  34.5 cm
Lower Bouts  42.5 cm
String Length  68.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price call

Klier

Wilhelm Klier cello, Guarneri del Jesu pattern, made in Germany 2004.  Setup includes Bois d'Harmonie tailpiece, NHM 10mm CF endpin set, Belgian bridge. 
Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 36 cm
Lower bouts 45 cm
String length  69.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $4,400.00

H&G Professional Series

Many hand-made attributes are present in this European cello which was taken from its white status to the beautiful cello you see here.  From interior detailing and graduation to the fine hand-varnishing, this cello was completed here in Columbia by Damir Horvat for us.  It is varnished in a rich dark brown and set up with Pegheds, 5-degree angle NHM carbon fiber endpin set, Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece. 

Back Length 76.5 cm
Upper Bouts 36 cm
Lower Bouts 44.5 cm
String Length 69.5 cm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $7,500.00

Damir Horvat

This unique cello started with the top from a late 1800's cello -- likely  Hungarian or Czech.   The rest of the cello is hand-made and finished to match the face.   Setup features Pegheds, asymmetrical pernambuco tailpiece. 

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

Additional Info

  • Price $20,000

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

 

Additional Info

  • Price $5,000

7/8 H&G Professional Series

SOLD - Another will be in the works soon.     It can be challenging to find a higher level cello in a 7/8 size.  This is one of the European white cellos that Damir Horvat refines from the inside out, ultimately finishing it in a beautiful hand varnish, this one completed with a French polish.  Not all 7/8 have the same dimensions, and this one is similar to the 4/4 Guadagnini giving cellists another good option.  Setup includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece.  Some good case options will fit this model, including Bam Shamrock.
Dimensions:
Back length 73.5 cm     Rib to C-peg  30 cm
Upper bouts  34.7        Center Bouts 24 cm    Lower Bouts  43 cm
String length 68 cm
Rib depth 12.5 - 13 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $8,000.00

Scott Cao 750 Guadagnini

More expected in July - Cello features Italian spruce top, Chinese maple ribs and back.  Setup includes New Harmony 10mm CF endpin, Akusticus tailpiece, French bridge.  Pegheds can be installed at additional cost.  This is a small pattern 4/4 cello with a very comfortable string length.  You need not be petite to be a good fit for this cello, but it is a good option if you are considering a 7/8.  We're happy to explain - just contact us!

Back Length 71.8 cm
Upper Bouts  34 cm
Lower Bouts  42 cm
String Length  68 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,900.00

Paolo Vettori

Italian hand-made cello by Paolo Vettori, Firenzi, 1984.  Contact us for more details

Back Length 75.5 cm

Upper Bouts  35 cm

Lower Bouts 43.4 cm

Additional Info

  • Price 00.00

Samuel Shen

Samuel Shen 4/4 carved cello made in Suzhou, China.  Spruce top, willow back and ribs.  Price will vary with setup which often includes Pegheds, NHM carbon fiber endpin set, Akusticus tailpiece.  String selection can vary from economy to premium.   Back length 76 cm, string length 69.3 cm.

 

Additional Info

  • Price $1650.00

Damir Horvat

SOLD  Hand-made cello with a one-piece birds eye maple back, Sitka spruce top.  It is based on a Goffriller pattern. 

Back length  77 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  46 cm
String length  69.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $20,000.00

Scott Cao Montagnana

SOLD - Scott Cao's model 750ES Montagnana model has an Italian spruce top with European maple back and ribs, finished with a special antiqued varnish. 

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

 

Additional Info

  • Price $3,400.00

Scott Cao 750E

Sold -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

Additional Info

  • Price $3,050.00

Scott Cao Signature Series

We are awaiting another cello hand-made in the Campbell, CA workshop.  This one is a model 1500, copy of a famous instrument, Italian spruce top with European maple, and fine detailing.  Price may vary slightly with setup.  Stay tuned for details and photos.

Additional Info

  • Price $11,000.00

Scott Cao 017E

7/8ths size cello made of European tonewoods.  Setup includes Pegheds, Jargar - Flexocore strings, NHM carbon fiber endpin set, Despiau French bridge.

We also sell this cello in 4/4 size.  See comparison below.  Keep in mind 7/8 dimensions vary with maker and model.  These are valid for the Scott Cao 017, which is also available in Chinese wood for a lower price point.

Back length        72 cm       76 cm
Upper bouts        33 cm      34.5 cm
Lower bouts       42.5 cm    44.3 cm
String length       67.2 cm   70.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,200.00

H&G Professional Series 3

SOLD - Many hand-made attributes are present in this European cello which was taken from its white status to the beautiful cello you see here.  From interior detailing and graduation to the fine hand-varnishing, this cello was completed here in Columbia by Damir Horvat for us.  It is set up with Pegheds, 10mm NHM carbon fiber endpin set, French bridge, Frirsz Acousticon tailpiece.

Back Length 76.5 cm
Upper Bouts 36 cm
Lower Bouts 44.5 cm
String Length 69.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $7,500.00

Calin Wultur

SOLD - 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

Additional Info

  • Price $2,800

7/8 Scott Cao

This 7/8 size cello is a model 017, made of Chinese spruce and maple.  It is the next sequential size when moving from a 3/4.  Part of the decision has to do with body size (height often up to 5'4") but taller people with small hands or reduced flexibility find the shorter string length helpful for comfort and playing in tune!  Base price is $1900 with upgraded bridge, soundpost, tailpiece but other options include Pegheds, endpin and a variety of string brands.

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

Additional Info

  • Price $1,900.00

Quintus Carbon Fiber

3/4 size Black carbon fiber cello shading to translucent towards center showing CF weave design.  (2000)  Composite pegs, complete scroll.  Details upon request! 

Dimensions:

Back - 68 cm
Upper Bouts - 31 cm
Lower Bouts - 38.5 cm
String Length - 64 cm
Ribs - 11-11.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $1,500.00

Quintus Carbon Fiber

SOLD  3/4 size carbon fiber cello with a wood-look finish (2001)

Dimensions:

Back - 68 cm
Upper Bouts - 31 cm
Lower Bouts - 38.5 cm
String Length - 63.6 cm
Ribs - 11-11.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $1500.00