I have been online since 2006 assisting cellists in making some of the most important decisions of their musical life - the purchase of a new or used cello, bow, or high-end carbon case. I take great pride in providing the extra customer service before the sale so that each of my customers is completely comfortable with their buying decision. If you have a question about a cello, bow, case or other product, don't hesitate to use the link on the product's page to email me with your question.
About LindaWest.com - I started this business when my daughter, Maya, started to play the cello in elementary school, and she has now graduated with a Bachelor's in music. When you email me, you are communicating directly with me and no one else. I do all the customer service because that is what has made my business great and what helps me stand apart from other online stores. I run a small, casual shop and it will always stay that way. I believe that music, and fine instruments, should be accessible to anyone. I will always do my best to understand your needs, and my desire is to exceed your expectations. You are welcome to come visit my showroom and shop, by appointment, if you are ever in Santa Barbara, CA. My online business is international, and I have successfully shipped as far away as Dubai, New Zealand, Russia, and Japan. My cellos always arrive safe and sound and ready to play!
Please check out my Customer Feedback section for many real testimonials.
Cello Setup - Since I specialize in the sale of custom set-up new cellos and used cellos, I am intimately familiar with each of the instruments that I offer. I typically play each cello extensively, typically recording soundbytes with a local symphony musician playing. Based on the needs of the instrument, I customize the setup, including hand-picking string sets, to optimize sound and playability.
Try Before You Buy! - I allow each customer to 'try before they buy'. Once you get your new cello, try it out for 14 days. If you don't like it, you can send it back for a full refund minus shipping. Please check my policies on trial instruments.
Shipping - I ship new or used cellos anywhere in the 50 U.S. States, Canada, and many other countries. If you have special shipping needs, please contact me directly. For cellos, I can usually get special rates dealing directly with my shipping companies. If you don't see your country during checkout, please email me directly and I'll have it added for you.
Cellos - I feature Eastman cellos, including Andreas Eastman, Rudolph Doetsch, Wilhelm Klier, Ling Wang and Rainer Leonhardt, to name a few. Any cello from the Eastman lineup can be ordered and set-up with cello parts of your liking. I also carry other makes as well as old restored cellos and newer used cellos. Please check my all cellos section for a complete listing with images and many sound files for all the the cellos I currently have in stock.
I am more than just a dealer for Eastman Strings - I set-up and adjust each cello personally. I play each cello and make changes to the set-up depending on each individual cellos needs. I spend as much time as it takes until the cello is performing at its best potential.
Most of my cellos come bundled with a bow and case choice as part of the total price. For certain lines I also offer you the unique choice of packages to custom setup your own cello before checkout.
Bows - I carry new cello bows, bass bows, viola bows, and violin bows. If you are looking for a new bow I have the complete line of Eastman bows, Coda bow, and Arcos Brasil hand-made bows, as well as bows that I make, and old bows I have restored. I am also excited to carry the Arcus professional carbon fiber bows from Germany.
Accessories - I sell accessories for all string instruments, including Les Bois D'harmonie tail pieces, New Harmony carbon fiber endpins, and my favorite rosins. If you don't see the cello or violin related item here that you are looking for please inquire. If I can't get it for you I will be glad to direct you to someone who can.
Services - I also provide the following services: bow rehairing for violin, viola, cello and bass bows, as well as bow and cello repair. I also am happy to upgrade cellos you may have bought elsewhere. At my shop, I provide string trials so you can experiment with different brands of cello strings to figure out what your cello likes.
Questions? If you have questions or special requirements, don't hesitate to email me. I answer all emails within 24 hours.