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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
Vivo 'Etude' - 4/4 Cello Vivo 'Etude' - 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



Beijing

Fully solid carved cello with inlayed purfling and ebony fingerboard. Geared pegs!

Our Price $1,695.00
Wu Ling model 100 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello Wu Ling model 100 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!

Special Model for Beginners

Start your cellist off right with a cello that will encourage practice and promote growth as a young musician. This is a fully carved cello from solid woods with ebony fittings. This is a fine instrument set up properly for playability and tone. Brand new.

Our Price $1,695.00
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
Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes hard case and bow!

Hand-selected by Linda at the 2019 NAMM Convention!
Dark, woody, moody and mellow for those who love that gypsy sound.

Our Price $1,895.00

SOLD

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.

Our Price $1,950.00
Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello (c) Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello (c)

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!

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

Our Price $1,950.00
Vivo 'Zetoni' model 300 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello Vivo 'Zetoni' model 300 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello

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.

Our Price $2,350.00
Vivo 'Zetoni' model 300 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello Vivo 'Zetoni' model 300 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Beijing, 2018

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.

Our Price $2,450.00

SOLD!