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.

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.

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

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

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

Zetoni

Vivo's Zetoni model is Chinese made, spruce top with maple back and ribs.  Our setup includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, NHM 10mm endpin set, Akusticus tailpiece.  Bow and case purchased here in conjunction with cello are discounted, so you select your own outfit.

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts  35 cm
Lower bouts  44 cm
String length  69.7 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.

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

Paolo Vettori

Italian hand-made cello by Paolo Vettori, Firenzi, 1984.  Bam case included.   Described most recently by a cellist as a soloist's instrument, a "race horse." 

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

Scott Cao Guadagnini

The top on this model 750E is made of Italian spruce; the ribs and back are European maple.  Our setup this time features PegHeds geared pegs, Despiau French bridge, New Harmony Music composite fitting with 10mm CF endpin, Akusticus tailpiece.  If you are considering a 7/8 cello, this model 4/4 has some similar dimensions and may be a good fit.  Contact us and learn the differences or come in and try it here! 

Back length 72 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts  42 cm
String length 68.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,500.00

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

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

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

Heinrich Gill

Model 394 Montagnana pattern made in Bubenreuth, Germany, 2006.  More details upon request.

 

Additional Info

  • Price $11,500.00

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 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

Scott Cao 850

Copy of a Montagnana 1739, this cello's enhanced setup features Pegheds, Belgian bridge, 6-degree angle NHM fitting with 10mm endpin* (endpin options available).   We also have a model 850 awaiting setup in a popular Guadagnini pattern.  All model 850 cellos feature Italian spruce tops, Bosnian maple ribs and back. 
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

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Teller

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

Ernst Henrich Roth

Made in Germany (Bubenreuth/Erlanger) 1982, this cello is looking for a new home.  Contact us for more details or to schedule an appointment for test drive.
Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts  35 cm
Center bouts  24 cm
Lower bouts  44 cm
String length  70 cm

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.  Currently undergoing some minor restoration after being in hibernation, it will be available as soon as the work is completed.

Scott Cao Montagnana

Model 750E in the Montagnana pattern is arriving early October, will be set up here.  This cello features Italian spruce top with European maple back and ribs, and other than Pegheds we haven't yet decided what the setup will include this time.  Stay tuned for more details and final pricing.  Cellos of this model previously have had the dimensions: 

Back length 75 cm
Upper bouts 37 cm
Lower bouts 44.5 cm
String length 69.7

Additional Info

  • Price $3,200.00

Scott Cao 750E Montagnana

Awaiting its turn for setup, this Montagnana pattern should be ready later in November.  The top is Italian spruce, the two-piece back and ribs are of European maple.  Ultimate pricing will be determined by its setup, as we have a variety of parts from which to choose!

 

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

German unknown maker

Coming attractions . . . Strad pattern cello made in Germany is undergoing restoration.  It had a sweet sound when it showed up, and will sound even better when it's healthy again with some upgraded parts!  Hoping to have this ready by the end of November.

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