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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.

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' Strad - 4/4 Cello (c) Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello (c)

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!

Beijing, 2019
A budget-priced cello that performs far beyond its price level.

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

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!

Beijing, 2019
A budget cello with playability attributes that appeal to even the well seasoned cellist.

Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello (a) Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello (a)

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!

Beijing, 2019
A budget cello with playability attributes that appeal to even the well seasoned cellist.

Vivo 'Zetoni' model 300 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello Vivo 'Zetoni' model 300 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello

Complete Outfit - price includes hard case and bow!

Beijing, 2019

This Vivo cello would be suited for a quickly advancing, enthusiastic cellist who is on a budget, but requires a cello that will not hold them back as they advance into high level repertoire.

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

Complete Outfit - includes hard case and bow!

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Wu Ling model 200 4/4 Cello (c) Wu Ling model 200 4/4 Cello (c)

Complete Outfit - includes hard case and bow!

An excellent start up cello for the aspiring cellist in the family, and you won't grow out of this one very quickly.

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.