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.

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

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

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

Heinrich Gill 394

Montagnana pattern, 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 $12,000

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

H&G Professional Series

Our own model starts as a white European cello, and is finished inside and out by Damir Horvat exclusively for Cellos2Go.  Each cello is finished with a unique varnish - one is in the works currently.  The setup on this cello will includes Pegheds, and the rest remains to be seen. 

 

 

Scott Cao model 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). 
Back length 750mm
Upper bouts 370mm
Center bouts 260mm
Lower bouts 445mm
String length 695mm

Additional Info

  • Price $5,500.00

Damir Horvat

Cellists who don't want a smaller cello but a more comfortable string length will appreciate this fine hand-made cello.    Setup includes Pegheds, a custom tailpiece, and players tend to prefer a heavier tuned alloy endpin in this cello.  But you can draw your own conclusion when you come in to try it. 

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

Additional Info

  • Price $22,000.00

Samuel Shen

This model 200 with carved spruce top, willow back and ribs, is our most affordable cello.  The willow is a bit exotic looking and the cellos have a warm tone.  Setup on this cello includes Pegheds for ease of tuning, Despiau French bridge, upgraded soundpost, Wittner tailpiece, fingerboard planed.

Back length 76.5cm
Upper bouts 35cm
Lower bouts 44cm
String length 70.5cm

Additional Info

  • Price $1850.00

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

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

H&G Signature Series

Our own model starts as a white European cello, and is finished inside and out by Damir Horvat exclusively for Cellos2Go.  Each cello's varnish is unique in color.  The setup on this cello includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, Frirsz tailpiece, 6-degree NHM endpin set. 

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 750E Guadagnini

The Guadagnini pattern cellos will be available in October finally.  We did not expect the delay.  These cellos feature an Italian spruce top, European maple back and ribs.  Setup options often include Pegheds, a variety of tailpieces, carbon fiber or metal alloy endpins in 8 or 10mm, French or Belgian bridge, and a string setup that ultimately suits your ear.  Pricing will vary with setup, and new tariffs may come into play as well.  We expect this cello to fall into a $3000-$3500 range. 

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

Additional Info

  • Price $3,000.00

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

Scott Cao 850 Guadagnini

This popular 4/4 model should be set up and ready to audition in October.  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 varety 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 72 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $5,400.00