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.

Ling Hua

Cello by Shanghai maker Ling Hua, 2006 in Shanghai, has arrived here.  Previously owned, this cello has performed well through a DMA program.  Made of Austrian tonewoods, Posture pegs have been installed.  Schedule a visit to audition this cello
Back length 76cm
Upper bouts  35cm
Lower bouts 44.5cm
String length 70.2cm

Scott Cao 750E Gore-Booth

Cello is a Gore-Booth pattern, made of Italian spruce and European 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 $2,950.00

Paolo Vettori

Italian hand-made cello by Paolo Vettori, Firenzi, 1984.  Bam case included.  This consigned cello cannot be shipped for evaluation.  Please contact us to make arrangements for trial, or get more details.

Back Length 75.5 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts 43.4 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $30,000.00

Scott Cao 850 Guadagnini

This 4/4 model is a Guadagnini, and while the back and string lengths make it comfortable for a person wanting a smaller cello, the contours and proportions make it sound terrific.  Italian spruce top with Bosnian maple back and ribs.  Setup includes Pegheds.

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

 

Additional Info

  • Price $5,200.00

DMC

Chinese-made carved cello bearing DMC label.   Set up at Cellos2Go with Pegheds, 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

Additional Info

  • Price $2,800.00

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 pattern most closely resembling a Balestrieri.  Setup features Pegheds, asymmetrical pernambuco tailpiece.  We prefer not to ship this cello at this time, but may be able to get it to a satellite location for audition.

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

Additional Info

  • Price $20,000

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

Global 100

This unbranded cello is made of Chinese tonewoods and finished with a light golden brown varnish.   Setup at Cellos2Go includes Pegheds, Despiau French bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, New Harmony Music composite fitting with 8mm endpin.

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

Additional Info

  • Price $2,500.00

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

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 $5,500.00

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

SIR

 

SIR Special, hand made in West Germany 1991 by Stohr Illner Riedel is in impeccable condition with detailed carving on the scroll.  You are invited to audition this cello in Columbia, but it is not a cello we will ship on trial.
Back Length  76 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts  44 cm
String Length  69.3 cm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $12,000.00

1800s European

This unique large-pattern cello's heritage is hard to pinpoint because it displays multiple European influences.  It bears no label, is healthy with well-executed repairs, and produces a high-end sound.  Posture pegs are installed.  Bam HighTech 4.4 conveys with cello.  Dimensions: 
Back Length 77 cm
Upper Bouts 35.8 cm
Center Bouts 25 cm
Lower Bouts 45.5 cm
String Length 69.5 cm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $11,500.00

Scott Cao 750E Guadagnini

The Guadagnini pattern is on back order again.  Cello features Italian spruce top, European maple back and ribs.  Pricing will change with setup options, which includes Pegheds, New Harmony Music CF endpin with composite fitting, Akusticus tailpiece, Despiau bridge, string setup.  This model bears similarity to some 7/8 dimensions but is wider through the center bouts, a stretch in the middle, longer from the rib to C-peg.  Many people who come looking for a 7/8 find this to be the perfect fit.  Contact us for more detailed explanation as to how/why specific dimensions may matter to you.

Back Length 72 cm
Upper Bouts  34 cm
Lower Bouts  42 cm
String Length  68 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,000.00

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

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

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

Guadagnini

SOLD - 4/4 Guadagnini model has top carved of Russian Spruce, ribs and back of European maple, finished with dark brown varnish.   Our set-up includes Pegheds, Akusticus tailpiece, NHM 10m endpin with fitting, Despiau Belgian bridge.

Back length 72 cm
Upper bouts 33.5 cm
Center bouts 25 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68.5cm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,600.00

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

Samuel Shen

This model 200 with carved spruce top, willow back and ribs, is one of our most affordable cellos and may be available to rent for up to one year.  The willow is a bit exotic looking and the cellos have a warm tone.  We make sure each cello has its fingerboard properly planed, cut and fit a Despiau bridge, new soundpost.  Base price $1650.00 and ultimately will depend on the setup which may include Pegheds for ease of tuning.  Some will have superior quality or more economical strings.    If you are a petite cellist, this cello is only available in this large pattern.  All this will be discussed when you contact us. 

Back length 76.5cm
Upper bouts 35cm
Lower bouts 44cm
String length 69.5cm
Ribs 13-13.5cm

Additional Info

  • Price $1650.00

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 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

Scott Cao 950 Davidov

SOLD   Signature Series "Davidov" crafted from high-quality Italian spruce and European maple, varnished and set up in the Campbell, CA studio.  Setup includes Pegheds, NHM endpin/fitting, Belgian bridge.

Back length 76cm
Upper bouts 34.5cm
Lower bouts 44 cm
String length 70cm

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $7,000.00

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

Wilhelm Klier

SOLD - 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