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.

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

Scott Cao 850 Montagnana

Just arrived and awaiting setup . . . Pricing is an estimate but we will be installing Pegheds and selecting from a variety of fine parts and strings.  Stay tuned!

Additional Info

  • Price $5,500.00

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

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

Mittenwald c. 1930

Restored German cello made in Germany c. 1930.  Case conveys with cello.  Contact us to schedule a trial of this instrument or get more details.

Back length 76cm
Upper bouts 35cm
Center bouts 24cm
Lower bouts 44cm
String length 71cm

Additional Info

  • Price $10,925.00

Scott Cao 017

This 4/4 cello has a carved spruce top, Chinese maple ribs and back.   Setup includes Pegheds,  Akusticus tailpiece (changed from rosewood shown in the picture),  NHM carbon fiber 8mm endpin set, upgraded French bridge and soundpost.   String setup includes Perpetual Edition AD with Versum GC for outstanding sound on this model cello.

                       

Additional Info

  • Price $2,200.00

Paolo Vettori

Italian hand-made cello by Paolo Vettori, Firenzi, 1984.  Bam case included.   Please contact us to audition this fine instrumentl, or get more details.

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

Damir Horvat

SOLD - This cello is based on a Montagnana pattern.  The one-piece back is of birdseye silver maple, and the two piece top is of Sitka spruce.  Oil-based varnish is dark brown and is but one factor in this cello's rich tone.  Features Pegheds, a custom Horvat tailpiece, Japanese bell alloy endpin.

 

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

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

Heinrich Gill Montagnana

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

Damir Horvat

Special model based by a Montagnana pattern, this cello has a two-piece back and ribs of big leaf maple.  The top is of Sitka spruce.  Finished in a dark spirit varnish.  Cello features Pegheds, hand-made tailpiece.

Back length 755mm
Upper bouts 345mm
Lower bouts 445mm
String length 719mm

Additional Info

  • Price $25,000.00

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 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

Damir Horvat Balestrieri model

This unique cello started with an 1800's cello top that survived when the rest of the cello did not -- likely Hungarian or Czech.   New ribs and back were hand-made and finished to match the top.   The pattern most closely resembling a Balestrieri.  Setup features Pegheds, asymmetrical pernambuco hybrid tailpiece, 10mm endpin.  Beautiful, full tone with quick response!

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

Additional Info

  • Price $20,000

Scott Cao 750E Gore Booth

Made in China of European tonewoods, set up by us with Pegheds, French bridge, Larsen and Versum strings, Akusticus tailpiece, NHM composite fitting with 10mm CF endpin.     Dimensions as follows:
Back length 760 mm
Upper bouts 345 mm
Center bouts 240 mm
Lower Bouts 440 mm
Playable string length 70.5 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,300.00

1800s European

SOLD - 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

 

 

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 850 Guadagnini

SOLD 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

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

7/8 Scott Cao

Won't be available until spring 2019.  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

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 

 

Damir Horvat Guadagnini

SOLD - Hand-made Guadagnini model by Damir Horvat.   Sitka spruce top, big leaf maple back, beautifully varnished.  Setup includes Pegheds, hand-made tailpiece.  This is a popular pattern in particular for cellists wanting a 4/4 cello with shorter back and string length for fit and comfort, without sacrificing sound.

Back Length  72 cm
Upper Bouts  34.5 cm
Lower Bouts  42.5 cm
String Length  68.5 cm

Global 500

SOLD - 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)