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I pick my Best for Beginners instruments first due to their ease of play. They also must provide a level of quality to encourage practicing and advancement, and not hold a beginner back in anyway. These cellos will provide a good introduction to the instrument and can always be traded in when you are ready for a more advanced instrument. If you are also on a budget, look for cellos marked as both Best for Beginner and For The Budget-Minded and you can't go wrong. Like all of my cellos, they are setup in my shop by selecting strings and other accessories to bring out the best in each cello.

Read my How to Select a Cello for a Beginner Article for more guidance.

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Eastman SE100 Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes Eastman SE100 Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes


Completely hand-carved out of tonewoods with laminated ribs. Perfect starter instrument.

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Linda West 'Inspire' Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes Linda West 'Inspire' Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes

Complete outfit - includes Case and Bow!



Completely hand-carved out of tonewoods with laminated ribs. Perfect starter instrument. Geared Pegs!

Our Price $1,495.00
Linda West 'Inspire' 3/4 Cello - Used Linda West 'Inspire' 3/4 Cello - Used

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Completely hand-carved out of tonewoods with laminated ribs. Perfect starter instrument with geared pegs.

Our Price $1,495.00
Linda West 'Aspire' Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes Linda West 'Aspire' Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes

Complete outfit - includes Case and Bow!



Perfect upgrade starter instrument completely hand-carved out of solid tonewoods. Geared pegs.

Our Price $1,795.00
Vivo 'Prelude' Superior - 4/4 Cello (a) Vivo 'Prelude' Superior - 4/4 Cello (a)

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!

Beijing, 2020
A budget cello with playability attributes that appeal to even the well seasoned cellist.

Our Price $1,950.00

SOLD

Vivo 'Prelude' Superior - 4/4 Cello (b) Vivo 'Prelude' Superior - 4/4 Cello (b)

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!

Beijing, 2020
A budget cello with playability attributes that appeal to even the well seasoned cellist.

Our Price $1,950.00
Wu Ling model 100 4/4 Cello (a) Wu Ling model 100 4/4 Cello (a)

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Easy for anyone to play, with a warm, creamy, mellow tone that is easy on the ear.

Our Price $2,295.00
Wu Ling model 100 4/4 Cello (b) Wu Ling model 100 4/4 Cello (b)

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Easy for anyone to play, bright, forward with great projection.

Our Price $2,295.00
Wu Ling model 100 4/4 Cello Wu Ling model 100 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Easy for anyone to play, with a warm, creamy, mellow tone that is easy on the ear.

Our Price $2,295.00
Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello (a) Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello (a)

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Plenty of volume and complexity for intermediate students, but easy enough for a beginner to play

Our Price $2,495.00
Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello (b) Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello (b)

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Plenty of volume and complexity for intermediate students, but easy enough for a beginner to play

Our Price $2,495.00
Vivo 'Mirecourt' - 4/4 Cello Vivo 'Mirecourt' - 4/4 Cello

A good, solid well-played in instrument.  Easy to play, sounds great.

Our Price $2,950.00
Cello Andreas Eastman 305 cello Eastman Advanced series - Model 305 'Montagnana' 4/4 Cello



Powerful and affordable! A great cello for the advanced player on a tight budget or a beginner who doesn't want to technically grow out of their first cello too fast.



Our Price $3,050.00

SOLD

Wu Ling model 200 4/4 Cello Wu Ling model 200 4/4 Cello

Complete Outfit - includes hard case and bow!

Plenty of power, and easy to play, this one speaks easily. Sweet A string partnered with a gutsy lower register.

Our Price $3,200.00
Eastman Advanced Series model 405 'Stradivarius' 7/8 Cello Eastman Advanced Series model 405 'Stradivarius' 7/8 Cello

Complete outfit - includes hard case and bow!



A forgiving instrument that won't hold you back as you progress. Easy to play, and blends in nicely with the orchestra.

Our Price $3,495.00