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.   Price range typically from $1700-$30,000.

Global 100

Chinese cello from Global, model 100, bears no label.   Carved two-piece spruce top, two-piece back and ribs of maple, finished in light golden brown varnish.  Setup includes Pegheds, Akusticus tailpiece, Despiau French bridge, NHM composite fitting with 8mm carbon fiber endpin. 
Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Center bouts 24 cm
Center bouts  43.5 cm
String length 69.8 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,500.00

H&G Professional Series

This European instrument is hand-finished inside and out by Damir Horvat exclusively for Cellos2Go.  The premium setup on this cello includes Pegheds, French bridge, 6-degree angle NHM fitting with Cube Acoustics alloy 10mm endpin, Horvat custom tailpiece, and a Krentz modulator.  We have another in the works, so stay tuned.  Each has a unique varnish and character. 

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

Additional Info

  • Price $8,000.00

Damir Horvat

Hand-made cello by Damir Horvat features a one-piece poplar back with two-piece Sitka spruce top.  This is a large pattern cello with a robust sound.  Setup includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, custom pernambuco tailpiece, and the 10mm endpin options broaden the tonal palette.  Available here for audition now. 

Back length  745 mm
Upper bouts  363 mm
Center bouts  275 mm
Lower bouts  445 mm
String length  703 mm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $25,000

Zetoni

The Zetoni model is relatively new here, but has been popular for its quality and price point.  This cello has been set up here with Pegheds, Despiau Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, Jargar/Flexocore strings, NHM composite endpin fitting with 10mm carbon fiber endpin.  There are other options which we can explore when you come in to try the cello.

Back length  760 mm
Upper bouts  355 mm
Lower bouts  445 mm
String length 700 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,700.00

German unknown maker

Carved Strad pattern cello made c. 1920-1940, stamped Germany at bottom rib, has undergone restoration and is ready for evaluation.  While tailpiece and fittings can be upgraded, with so many options available it might make sense for the new owner to decide to leave as-is or not. 

Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts 348 mm
Lower bouts 440 mm
String length  690 mm

William Moennig & Sons

Cello from the the workshops of William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, 1988.  Excellent condition. Two-piece spruce top cut on the quarter, two-piece maple back, rosewood pegs fittings.  Available for trial here in Columbia.
Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 34.2 cm
Lower bouts 44 cm
String length 69.8 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $24,000.00

Scott Cao 7/8

Model 750E in 7/8 size is a Stradivari pattern made of European tonewoods.  Setup includes Pegheds, NHM fitting with CF 10mm enpin, Belgian bridge.  If you are moving from a 3/4, this is the next size up but you may wish to consider a 4/4 Guadagnini model which has a similar back length but varies in other ways.  We us explain or better yet, some in and compare them both.

Back length 72.5 cm
Upper bouts  33.5 cm
Lower bouts  42.5 cm
String length 67.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,400.00

Henry Richard Knopf

Made in 1903, New York by German maker Henry Richard Knopf.  Cello is healthy, restored, and features PegHeds, a Horvat tailpiece, Chris Dungey endpin.  Contact us for more details.

Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts  340 mm
Lower bouts  430 mm
String length  717 mm

Paolo Vettori 1984

Italian hand-made cello by Paolo Vettori, Firenzi, 1984.  The former (and only) owner was a cellist with the Augusta Symphony, and enjoyed this cello during her career there.   Bam case included.  

Back Length 75.5 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts 43.4 cm
String Length 69.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $30,000.00

Teller

Roman Teller, 1965 Erlangen, Germany is available for audition here.  Details available upon request!

Damir Horvat M

Based on a Montagnana pattern, slightly reduced in size, this cello is revealing its power and brilliance as it plays in.  It takes a more aggressive attack.  While the back may appear one-piece with its swirl, it is two-piece with a reddish hue.  Set up includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, a custom tailpiece, and the NHM composite fitting accommodates an 8mm endpin so you can start with carbon fiber or upgrade to a Cube Acoustics or Japanese bell alloy endpin. 

Back length 735 mm
Upper bouts 355 mm
Lower bouts 440 mm
String length 695 mm

Scott Cao 750E M

This Montagnana 1739 copy is from Cao's Artistic Series.  Cello has an Italian spruce top, European maple back and ribs.  Setup includes Pegheds, Despiau French bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, NHM composite fitting with 10mm CF endpin, You may wish to try some popular 10mm options instead to further enhance the tone and resonance. 

Back length  750mm
Upper bouts  370 mm
Lower bouts  450 mm
String length  698 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $3500.00

Heinrich Gill 394

Model 394 Montagnana "Sleeping Beauty" pattern made in Bubenreuth, Germany, 2006.   Cello is in excellent condition, having had one previous owner.  Deep, full sound.  Setup includes Frirsz tailpiece, NHM composite fitting with 10mm endpin, Versum strings, French bridge 

Back length 750 mm
Upper bouts 365 mm
Center bouts 260 mm
Lower bouts 460 mm
String length 700mm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $11,000.00

Cornelissen

Hand-made cello by Marten Cornelissen, Op. 133 (1972).  This cello has had one owner and is in excellent condition, having just been examined by Nicholas Frirsz before arriving here.  Come and experience this fine instrument!

Back length  750 mm
Upper bouts  345 mm
Loqwe bouts  445 mm
String length  695 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $40,000

Scott Cao 850 M

Copy of a Montagnana 1739 has a two-piece Italian spruce top with Bosnian maple ribs and two-piece back.  This cello's enhanced setup features Pegheds, Belgian bridge, 6-degree angle NHM fitting with 10mm CF endpin* (Endpin upgrade options include hollow CB, X-long CF rods, Cube Acoustics alloy, Memminger titanium).   
Upper bouts 37 cm
Center bouts 26 cm
Lower bouts 44.5 cm
String length 69.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $5,500.00

Kohnemann 1859

In case you are interested in a cello with a past, this Diedrich Kohnemann hand-made German cello has just arrived.   Contact us for information on this special cello.
Back length 750 mm
Upper bouts  340 mm
Center bouts 230 mm
Lower bouts 435 mm
String length  700 mm

Additional Info

  • Price 0.00

Damir Horvat

Hand-made cello by Damir Horvat features a cedar top, big leaf maple back and ribs .  Setup includes Pegheds, custom tailpiece, and the NHM fitting accommodates a range of 10mm endpins from ultralight carbon fiber solid or hollow, x-long, to heavy tuned alloy.  Schedule an appointment to experience this fine instrument.

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 36 cm
Lower bouts 45.5 cm
String length 69 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $22,000.00

Heinrich Gill 334

Model 334 made in Germany, 2012.  Impeccably cared for by previous owner.  Two-piece top of mountain spruce, two-piece back of European tonewood.  Set-up includes a Dov Schmidt "harp" tailpiece, Perfection pegs.  The C peg to the set is available should you prefer it to the Posture Peg.  NHM composite fitting with 10mm CF endpin. 

Back length 765 mm
Upper bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts 450 mm
String length  695 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $6,500.00

Edward Campbell 1977

Coming attractions . . . this hand-made cello from Chimney's Violin Shop was owned by Dr. Richard Maag throughout his career.  This is more significant to people in South Carolina -- Furman U in particular -- and Colorado.  It is scheduled to undergo some minor restoration after being in hibernation, and will be available as soon as the work is completed.

Vivo Guadagnini

Guadagnini model made in China has top carved of Russian Spruce, ribs and back of European maple, finished with dark brown varnish.  Cello features Pegheds, a Horvat custom tailpiece, NHM fitting for 10mm endpin so you can choose from hollow or solid carbon fiber, or upgrade to a Cube Acoustics alloy endpin.  The Guad is the model of choice for players wanting a 4/4 size that is smaller, has a shorter playable string length, without sacrificing sound.

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

Additional Info

  • Price $5,500.00

Scott Cao 850 Guadagnini

This popular 4/4 model should be set up and ready to audition by mid-November.  Players wanting a small cello but not a 7/8 migrate to this pattern.  The 850 features Italian spruce top with Bosnian maple back and ribs.  Our setup usually includes Pegheds and we like to select from a variety of endpins, tailpieces and strings here so not every cello is the same, and can be fine-tuned to your preferences.  Pricing will depend on the ultimate setup.

Back length 71.5 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Center bouts  25.5 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $5,400.00

Samuel Shen

Samuel Shen model 200 is one of our entry level cellos, since we do not work with laminates or hybrids.  This cello has a spruce top with a rather exotic-looking willow back and ribs.  While the sound for the price is very good, the pattern is large so it may not be suitable for all players in this price point.  Base price is $1800 but the setup  can vary from budget to premium so price will vary with the specific cello.  Pegheds are usually the first thing we add.
Back length  765 mm
Upper bouts  360 mm
Lower bouts  450 mm
String length  707 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $1800.00