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.   Some of our most popular cellos are on back order due to pandemic, but they are starting to trickle in.  Also, we are transitioning to a new website, so our efforts are going into building that one rather than adding new items here.    Current cello price range is ~ $2,500 to $40,000. 

Lawrence Wilke

Cello by Lawrence Wilke (1993) is in excellent condition and is available for trial.  Contact us for more details or to schedule an appointment.

Body length 765mm
Upper bouts 347 mm
Lower bouts 445 mm
String length 696 mm

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

Additional Info

  • Price $10,000

Sonora 7/8

This 7/8 cello is the size between 3/4 and 4/4.  Many people skip over it because they don't know it exists, but if your cellist is about 5'3" or so, the cello body fits the cellist proportionately.  The bow arm naturally falls within the zone, and the string length places the pitches closer together for a smaller hand.
Back length  725 mm
Upper bouts  330 mm
Lower bouts  418 mm
String length  670 mm

Additional Info

  • Price 3500.00

Paul Mangenot

Turn-of-the-century French cello made by Paul Mangenot is in fine condition and available here for trial. Contact us for more details or to arrange a visit.

Back length  775 mm
Upper bouts  360 mm
Lower bouts  460 mm
String length  693 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $35,000

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

Additional Info

  • Price $10,000.00

J. Neumann 3/4

An advancing cellist has moved out of his 3/4 J.I. Strings cello to one of our cellos so this J. Neumann model 35 is on the market.  It features an enhanced setup with Belgian bridge (Benning Violins), Larsen-Spirocore, NHM 10mm endpin set.  The outfit includes a Bucci CF bow and a hard case.   Contact us for more details.

Back length  693 mm
Upper bouts 320 mm
Lower bouts 410 mm
String length  632 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,500.00

Edward Campbell

Hand-made cello, 1977, by Edward Campbell of Chimney's Violin Shop in PA.  It had one owner, Richard Maag, and the cello sat after he passed.  Some restorative work has been performed at Horvat Fine Violins here, with care taken to keep its Chimney's Bridge as a tribute to the maker.  It has geared Boxwood pegs, a Horvat tailpiece, and it is going to find its voice again.  Mr. Campbell was a master luthier and winner of many VSA awards.  

Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts 450 mm
String length 700 mm

Heinrich Gill

This beautiful cello is a model 394, Montagnana pattern made in 2006.  The previous owner has made enhancements in the setup, and it is a powerful instrument. 

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

Additional Info

  • Price $11,000.00

Zetoni 250

This Model 250 has been sold, but another is in the works.  Stay tuned!


Back length 760mm
Upper bouts  355 mm
Lower bouts  445 mm
String length 698 mm



Horvat

Handmade cello by Damir Horvat.  This reduced Montagnana pattern has a two-piece maple back, top of Sitka spruce.  Setup includes PegHeds, French bridge, custom tailpiece, NHM fitting for 10mm endpin.  Just arrived here and is available for audition.

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

Mathias Thoma

This cello outfit should be available for trial and sale shortly.  It's been delivered by its former owner, and requires the usual inspection and evaluation.  Cello was made in Germany 2005, conveys with bow stamped Math. Thoma Germany.  Light-weight foam-core case.

Back length 755 mm
Upper bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts  440 mm
String length  698 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,300.00

Marten 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

Koberling

From the workshop of Johann Koberling, Germany, 2002.  Cello has been well cared for by the original owner, and is now consigned with us as it seeks a new home.  Setup done at Sachs. 
Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts360 mm
Lower bouts 440 mm
String length 690 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $13,000.00

Scott Cao

This model 150 "Scotti" has been previously owned and well cared for.  The setup includes Pegheds, upgraded bridge and strings, and is ready for a new cellist.  We are pairing this with a new Revelle carbon composite bow and a Bobelock padded bag. 

Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts 445 mm
String length 700 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $1550.00

Horvat Gofriller

Handmade cello by Damir Horvat.  The top is Sitka spruce; the two-piece back and ribs are 30-35 year-old Romanian Poplar.  Based on the Schneider Gofriller.  Setup includes PegHeds, Belgian bridge, custom tailpiece, Larsen's new Il Cannone strings, and NHM fitting for 10mm endpins.  Soooo comfortable and responsive.  Schedule a visit to see how you sound on it.

Prelude Superior

The cello shown has been SOLD but we will be getting another one in. 
Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts 450 mm
String length  690 mm

Additional Info

  • Price 2,000.00

Damir Horvat

Based on a Montagnana pattern, slightly reduced in size,  revealing its power and brilliance as it plays in.  It takes a more aggressive attack. Cellists wanting a slightly smaller cello without sacrificing sound will appreciate the comfort factor with back and string length.    Setup 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

Roman Teller

Roman Teller, 1965 Erlangen, Germany is available for audition here.  It
Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts  350 mm
Lower bouts 440 mm
String length 700 mm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $10,000

Damir Horvat

Handmade cello features a cedar top, big leaf maple back and a beautiful custom tailpiece which all contribute to its beautiful tone.  Setup includes Pegheds, French bridge, NHM fitting for 8mm endpin which allows you to choose from carbon fiber, Japanese bell alloy, or Cube Acoustics endpins depending on the resonance and nuancing you prefer.  Note the string length if you are a player hoping for a more comfortable left hand. 
Back length  760 mm
Upper bouts 360mm
Center bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts 455 mm
String length 690 mm

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.  While available for sale as is (under $20,000) , the cello will benefit from restorative work.  It is in line, but we hate to not let you know about the cello because it is playable and thus can be evaluated as long as you know the details behind it.  Cello has some wonderful workmanship.   It is not a cello we will ship for evaluation.  
Back length 750 mm
Upper bouts  340 mm
Lower bouts 435 mm
String length  700 mm

Additional Info

  • Price 0.00

Scott Cao 017E

SOLD  and others are on pandemic back order currently. This model cello is made of European tonewoods and set up here by luthier Damir Horvat with a variety of quality parts.  This one has PegHeds, a Belgian bridge, Wittner Ultra tailpiece, NHM composite fitting with 10mm diameter carbon fiber endpin.  Larsen A and D, Flexocore G and C.                             
Back length    760mm
Upper bouts  340  mm
Lower bouts   440 mm                   
String length     698  mm               

Scott Cao 750E Artistic Series

The model 750E is a special cello for several reasons, one of which is the number of patterns available.  Not all 4/4 cellos have the same back or string length, width and depth.  It is akin to trying on clothes and shoes where not every item has the same contours and cuts, thus some fit and others don't.  We have sold out of all the models and have more on back order, and they are starting to trickle in over the next few weeks.  But if you have a new cello in your future, keep us in mind.  Models include Guadagnini, which may be an option for those considering a 7/8 for comfort reasons but find this short-pattern cello works fabulously.  A 7/8 Strad is also available.  If you want a robust-bodied Montagnana or Rocca, those patterns are also options.   So are some others, which we will picture below.  Pricing isn't a function of which pattern, but how it is set up.  View some of these options our cellists have recently purchased.  (1) Guadagnini (2) Montagnana (3) Rocca (4) Gore Booth.  Cellos are made of European tonewoods, set up here with Pegheds, and a variety of quality parts and strings.

                        

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $3,500.00

Scott Cao Montagnana

This model 750E is part of the Artistic Series, this copy labeled Montagnana 1739.  Made of European tonewoods, setup done here includes Pegheds, Larsen & Versum strings, Akusticus tailpiece, upgraded bridge and soundpost, NHM composite fitting with 10mm hollow CF endpin. 

Back length 750 mm
Upper bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts 450 mm
String length 698 mm 

Additional Info

  • Price $3,400.00

Scott Cao 750E Rocca

The model 750E Artistic Series features patterns by multiple makers, and Rocca is one of them.  This is a large pattern cello, and while the one pictured has been sold, we can order one if you are looking for a robust cello.   Made of European tonewoods, its premium setup usually includes Pegheds, NHM  fitting for 10mm endpin -- and we have several options here (alloy, titanium, hollow and solid carbon fiber, x-long lengths), bridge may be French or Belgian, and you may want a custom tailpiece by Damir Horvat.  

Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts 355 mm
Lower bouts 450 mm
String length  703mm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,500.00

Scott Cao 7/8

The cello pictured here has been sold, and we have another on back order, likely not due until 2021.  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

Scott Cao 750E Guadagnini

We have a few of these on order, but only one we just set up that's ready to go.  This small pattern 4/4 cello is popular with cellists preferring a shorter string length, or who may be contemplating a 7/8.  Most people do not understand or appreciate the specific differences between them, and we're happy to explain it to you.  Keep in mind not all 7/8 have the same dimensions or body style!  This one is set up with Pegheds, NHM endpin fitting for a 10mm endpin, French bridge, Versum Soloist with Perpetual Edition DGC  for clarity of tone and projection.
Back length  718 mm
Upper bouts  340 mm
Lower Bouts  425 mm
String length  680 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,500.00

Scott Cao 017E 7/8

This model is on pandemic back order currently.  Made of European wood, and set up here at Cellos2Go.  PegHeds have been installed, the bridge is French with Larsen AD and Flexocore silver-tungsten CG strings.   f you are moving up from a 3/4, or downsizing from a 4/4, there are some considerations other than these dimensions.  Contact us or schedule a visit for details!
Back length        72.5 cm
Upper bouts       33.5 cm
Lower bouts       42.5 cm
String length      68  cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,400.00

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

 

Samuel Shen

This carved cello is a model 200 with spruce top and willow back  It's had Pegheds installed and bridge, string, tailpiece enhancements for better sound and performance. 
Back Length 760 mm
Upper Bouts  350 mm  
Lower Bouts  442 mm 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $2,000.00