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Cello - Bernd Dimbath E Class 'Stradivari' Professional Grade Bernd Dimbath E Class 'Stradivari' Professional Grade 4/4 Cello



Bubenreuth Germany; 2015
Professional Instrument

Super powerful projection, especially on the bottom register, and a brilliant, vibrant tone appropriate for solo work. An absolutely inspiring professional-level instrument.

Cello - Bernd Dimbath C Class 'Strad' Master Grade Bernd Dimbath C Class 'Stradivari' Master Grade 4/4 Cello (b)

Bubenreuth, Germany; 2013

Nicely focused with both power and responsiveness. Well-balanced overall.

Cello - Bernd Dimbath C Class 'Strad' Master Grade Bernd Dimbath C Class 'Stradivari' Master Grade 4/4 Cello (a)

Bubenreuth, Germany, 2014
Master Grade Instrument



Friendly, warm and mellow, this would blend nicely in ensemble work.

Bernd Dimbath C Class 'Ruggieri' Master Grade 4/4 Cello Bernd Dimbath C Class 'Ruggieri' Master Grade 4/4 Cello



Model: Francesco Ruggieri anno 1695

Bubenreuth Germany, 2012
Professional Instrument

Sweet, singing upper register. Soaring and clear with few over tones. Huge lower end, good projection. Bold and resonant throughout.

Cello 4/4 size - Jan Szlachtowski Master Level Jan Szlachtowski Master Level 'Grancino' 4/4 Cello

Nowy Targ, Poland; 2018


Both resonant and focused, this one has plenty of power and great projection.

Our Price $16,500.00
Cello Dimbath/Gill Master Soloist model X7 'Ruggieri' Dimbath/Gill Master Soloist model X7 'Ruggeri' 4/4 Cello - Used



Bubenreuth, Germany; 2013
Gently used
Rich and big sound, full of colors to explore.


Cello 7/8 size - Szlachtowski Professional Grade Jan Szlachtowski Professional Grade 7/8 Cello



Jan's cellos are in high demand as people are discovering more and more the power, range and solo performance sound these instruments possess. This size is better suited for smaller players (5' 4" and under) or players with smaller hands.

Dimbath/Gill Master Soloist model X7 'Gofriller' 4/4 Cello - Used Dimbath/Gill Master Soloist model X7 'Gofriller' 4/4 Cello - Used

Matteo Gofriller 'Schneider'

2013
Gently Used

Rare X7 Gofriller has outstanding tone that has both power and sensitivity. Refined both visually and tonally. Finished with beautiful rich amber varnish. SWEET!! Very gently broken in for you.

Cello Dimbath/Gill Master Soloist model X5 'Gofriller' 4/4 Dimbath/Gill Master Soloist model X5 'Gofriller' 4/4 Cello



Bubenreuth, Germany; 2016

This cello plays and sounds like the much more expensive Dimbath C Class. It has a HUGE sound and incredible power with soloist projection.

Don Lenker Montagnana cello Don Lenker 'Montagnana' 4/4 Cello

Handmade by a local Central Coast luthier! Wonderful choral, resonant quality!

Our Price $12,000.00
Cello Emanual Wilfer Gofriller Emanuel Wilfer Master 'Gofriller' 4/4 Cello (b)

Möhrendorf, Germany, 2018
Soloist Instrument



This cello is responsive and resonant with a beautiful cathedral-like sound. Full bodied, with plenty of sustain. Crafted custom for Linda West Cellos by a German master craftsman.

Cello Emanual Wilfer Gofriller Emanuel Wilfer Master 'Gofriller' 4/4 Cello (a)

Möhrendorf, Germany, 2018
Soloist Instrument



Incredibly responsive and powerful-- this cello is exciting to play! It is accessible to players of any level. Hand-made special for Linda West Cellos by a German master craftsman.

Rainer Leonhardt ‘Conservatory’ model 704 4/4 Cello Rainer Leonhardt Conservatory model 704 4/4 Cello - Used



The strong core is balanced with a hearty low end, and a clean, smooth D string.

Raul Emiliani model 928 "Stradivari' 4/4 Cello Raul Emiliani model 928 "Stradivari' 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hybrid Carbon Case and Silver Bow!

OMG !! I'm in love! This is a shop favorite! It purrs and roars.

SOLD

Eastman model Frederich Wyss 703 cello Frederich Wyss Model 703 'Guarneri del Gesu' 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Easy to play, warm and smokey with a sweet A string. Beautiful red tones in the varnish.

Vivo Rogeri 1717 Replica All Euro Woods 4/4 Cello Vivo Rogeri 1717 Replica All Euro Woods 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


2018

Great option for a serious music major or aspiring soloist.

Vivo Limited Edition 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello Vivo Limited Edition 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!

When Vivo creates a cello that stands out as having especially good depth, nuance and power. They give it the "Limited" label.
Vivo Limited Edition never disappoints! They hold their own when compared to cellos twice their price. If you're a music major on a tight budget this is it!


2018

SOLD!

Vivo model 150E Rogeri 1717 Replica  4/4 Cello Vivo model 150E Rogeri 1717 Replica 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



2018

Rich & dark with great projection and volume. Great option for a serious music major or aspiring soloist.

Vivo 'Big Red' 3/4 Cello Vivo 'Big Red' 3/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!




Huge sound from a 3/4 size cello. Complex and rich, mature voice from 40 year old European tonewoods.

SOLD

Vivo model 150E Guadagnini 1777 Replica 4/4 Cello Vivo model 150E Guadagnini 1777 Replica 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


2018

Slightly smaller than a full size for a more comfortable fit for smaller players.

Cello - Mezzo Forte Carbon Fiber mezzo-forte Hybrid Electric/Acoustic Carbon Fiber 4/4 Cello


Hand-made in Germany
ELECTRIC!!

The first fully carbon cello available on the worldwide market at an affordable price. Great instrument for those who have to deal with the weather often. Unaffected by extreme climate changes, and impervious to water, unlike traditional wood instruments. 5 year guarantee! 2 week wait.

Our Price $5,350.00
Cello - Mezzo Forte Carbon Fiber Orchestra line mezzo-forte Orchestra Line Acoustic Carbon Fiber 4/4 Cello



Hand-made in Germany!

The first fully carbon cello available on the worldwide market at an affordable price. Unaffected by extreme climate changes, and impervious to water, unlike traditional wood instruments. 5 year guarantee!

Our Price $5,250.00
Calin Wultur Model #5 'Piatti Strad' 4/4 Cello Calin Wultur Model #5 'Piatti Strad' 4/4 Cello

2018



Slightly smaller pattern makes this a joy to play and it has a HUGE sound for a Strad!

Pietro Lombardi model 502 4/4 Cello LindaWest.com Pietro Lombardi 'Stradivari' model 502 4/4 Cello



Copy of Stradivari

Beijing, 2015

Both full of soloist potential as well as forgiving to less than perfect technique, this cello will make an exceptional companion for anyone; from the student cellist wanting a cello that won't stifle musical growth to the young, advanced cellist who needs a showy cello for recitals and concerto competitions.

Pietro Lombardi model 502 4/4 Cello LindaWest.com Pietro Lombardi 'Strad' 4/4 Cello - Used



Bejing, 2012
Limited Edition European Spruce top plate!
This nicely played-in Lombardi has a velvety smooth voice with good full tonal color. Resonant and balanced across the strings in both texture and volume for seamless string crossings.

Cello - Mezzo Forte Carbon Fiber mezzo-forte Design Line Acoustic Carbon Fiber 4/4 Cello

IN STOCK! 4-string cello

Hand-made in Germany!


The first fully carbon cello available on the worldwide market at an affordable price. Unaffected by extreme climate changes, and impervious to water, unlike traditional wood instruments. 5 year guarantee!

Our Price $5,000.00
Pietro Lombardi model 502 3/4 Cello Pietro Lombardi 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello - Used

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



Model: 502

Beijing, 2016

A beautifully flamed maple back and a highly select spruce top. Each instrument is meticulously calibrated for optimum sound production.

4/4 Jean-Lupot Cello Model 501 2015 Jean-Pierre Lupot 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



Would be a excellent choice for an advancing student whose technique is ready to explore their full potential.

Vivo Zetoni model 100 4/4 Cello Vivo Zetoni model 100 4/4 Cello



Powerful, projects well. Excellent response, speaks easily with a light bow.

Vivo Zetoni model 150E 4/4 Cello Vivo Zetoni model 150E 4/4 Cello

Responsive cello from the top of Vivo's line-up sports European maple tonewoods, giving it a crisp, clear sound, with a big, spunky C string.

Albert Nebel model 601 'Stradivari  - 4/4 Cello Albert Nebel model 601 'Stradivari - 4/4 Cello

Made in Germany



Superbly unique tone quality and an overall amazing sound for a budget-minded price. This instrument would be an exceptional choice for the advancing cellist who is seeking a cello that will inspire continued growth.

Pietro Lombardi model 502 7/8Cello LindaWest.com Pietro Lombardi 'Stradivari' 7/8 Cello - Used




Model: 502

Beijing, 2016

Our Price $3,400.00
Cello Vivo Zetoni model 200 Strad Vivo 'Zetoni' model 200 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello (a)

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



Deep, dark and mellow, this is a juicy cello that's easy to play, yet won't hold you back when you want to express yourself more fully.

Vivo 'La Viva' Baroque 4/4 Cello Vivo 'La Viva' Baroque 4/4 Cello



This beautifully flamed, and newly crafted baroque cello is by one of our most popular makers, Vivo. Both resonant and clear, it has that classic, reedy baroque sound.

Cello Vivo Zetoni model 250E Strad Vivo 'Zetoni' model 250E 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


European Tonewoods

Appropriate for beginners because of its ease of play, these are also responsive enough for the technical demands of an advanced cellist.

SOLD

Cello Vivo Zetoni model 250 Strad Vivo 'Zetoni' model 250 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello

Soloist projection with a quick response. Plays easily for an intermediate player yet would support even the most advanced player.

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



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.

Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!


Beijing, 2018
A budget cello with playability attributes that appeal to even the well seasoned cellist.

Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello Wu Ling model 150 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!

Cello - Vivo 'Mirecourt' Strad 4/4 Vivo 'Mirecourt' Strad 4/4 Cello


Price includes a case and a bow

This cello by Vivo is the best value for beginners. The voice is warm and buttery. Resonant voice that is even and open. These are very fun to play, so easy.

SOLD

Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello Vivo 'Prelude' Strad - 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes case and bow!


Beijing, 2018

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

Wu Ling model 100 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello Wu Ling model 100 'Stradivari' 3/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Gig Bag 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. Comes with bow and padded bag.

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

Complete outfit - includes Gig Bag and Bow!



Beijing

Fully solid carved cello with inlayed purfling and ebony fingerboard.

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

Complete outfit - includes Gig Bag and Bow!



In Stock:
  • 4/4
  • Can be ordered - 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8, 4/4

Perfect upgrade starter instrument c ompletely hand-carved out of solid tonewoods.

Our Price $1,600.00
Linda West 'Inspire' 3/4 Cello - Used Linda West 'Inspire' 3/4 Cello - Used

Complete outfit - includes Gig Bag and Bow!


Completely hand-carved out of tonewoods with laminated ribs. Perfect starter instrument. Complete package, case and bow.

Our Price $1,300.00
Linda West 'Inspire' 3/4 Cello - Used Linda West 'Inspire' 3/4 Cello - Used

Complete outfit - includes Gig Bag and Bow!


Completely hand-carved out of tonewoods with laminated ribs. Perfect starter instrument. Complete package, case and bow.

Our Price $1,300.00
Linda West 'Inspire' Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes Linda West 'Inspire' Cello - 4/4 and fractional sizes

Complete outfit - includes Gig Bag and Bow!




In Stock:

  • 1/4, 3/4 and 4/4 sizes
Can be ordered - 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8, 4/4

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

Our Price $1,300.00
Violin Bow Arcus Carbon Fiber  C-series Arcus C-Series Carbon Bow - VIOLIN



Ideal for students and amateurs because unlike most affordable bows they play flawlessly and their rich and complex sound keeps motivating the player.

Starting at $925.00