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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.

Our Price $24,000.00
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. Perfect for the advanced player looking for a solo instrument.

Our Price $19,000.00
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. The tone of the lower register is earthy and rich, while the upper register has beautiful overtones. A highly unique voice.

Our Price $19,000.00
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. Very crisp upper register, with beautiful projection on the C string.

Our Price $19,000.00
Topa Workshop Topa Workshop Bird's Eye Maple 4/4 Cello


1-piece bird's eye maple back

Great projection, super easy to play, nicely resonant. Plays with an even tone across the strings and positions, even closer to the bridge. A great instrument for the ensemble player. Smooth, sweet sound.

Our Price $17,900.00
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 cello has plenty of power and great projection. Antique sounding instrument. Perfect for the advanced player, looking for a velvet sound.

Our Price $16,500.00
Cello 7/8 size - Szlachtowski Professional Grade Jan Szlachtowski Professional Grade 7/8 Cello

A complex, warm cello. This 7/8 is perfect for those in smaller stature, or have small hands. A smooth, consistent tone. Very rich velvety overtones, that glide easily within an ensemble or orchestra. Well suited for the advanced, or professional player.

Our Price $16,000.00
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. This cello has a sweet upper register, and is very easy to play for a professional cello. Lovely rich sound in the lower register, advanced cellists will be delighted with the complex sound.

Our Price $16,000.00
Cello Roland Wilfer Strad Emanuel Wilfer Master 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello


Clear, singing A string matched with a chocolatey low register. Nice dynamic range, will only get better and better with play time. The cello provides deep, rich lower notes, and soars on the A string.

Our Price $13,000.00
Jonathan Li 'Stradivarius' Master Grade 7/8 Cello Jonathan Li 'Stradivarius' Master Grade 7/8 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Gewa Air Hard Case and Silver-fitted Bow!




Lush, velvety-smooth voice that leads to a sweet, lovely A, this cello is easy enough for a beginner to play, and will purr pleasantly under more skilled hands.

Our Price $9,800.00
Calin Wultur Model #7 'Montagnana' - 4/4 Cello Calin Wultur Model #7 'Montagnana' - 4/4 Cello

Complete Outfit - price includes hard case and bow!



Very well balanced with lots of tonal complexity to play with. Loud and resonant with a beautiful tone.

Our Price $8,900.00
Werner Master Cello Hans Werner 525 'Master' - 4/4 Cello



Very colorful and robust, seriously responsive to vibrato. Very well-balanced with lots of complexity to play with.

Our Price $8,500.00
Calin Wultur model #7 'Stradivari' 7/8 Cello Calin Wultur model #7 'Stradivari' 7/8 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!




High performing, bright sound, in a compact 7/8 package. Beautifully responsive cello with a very soloistic voice. Easy to play, recommended for an intermediate-advanced player looking for a crisp, professional sound.

Our Price $8,495.00
Vivo Eurowoods Special Edition 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello Vivo Eurowoods Special Edition 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello

Complete Outfit - comes with a hard case and a bow!


Colorful and complex, very soloistic, but could easily blend into the ensemble.

Our Price $7,500.00
Vivo Limited Edition 'Stradivari' 7/8 Cello Vivo Limited Edition 'Stradivari' 7/8 Cello

Advanced players will be surprised at how much they can pull from this Limited Edition, but beginning players will not be frustrated by a temperamental instrument; this one is pretty easy to play, especially in the upper register.

Our Price $6,000.00
Vivo model 150E Rogeri 1717 Replica  4/4 Cello (c) Vivo model 150E Rogeri 1717 Replica 4/4 Cello (c)

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



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

Our Price $6,000.00
Vivo model 150E Rogeri 1717 Replica  4/4 Cello (a) Vivo model 150E Rogeri 1717 Replica 4/4 Cello (a)

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.

Our Price $6,000.00
Howard Core Select 'Rocca' - 4/4 Cello Howard Core Select 'Rocca' - 4/4 Cello

Complete Outfit - price includes hard case and bow


Slightly smaller body than a standard full size makes upper positions a little easier to reach. Great projection and ease of play, combined with a dynamically responsive instrument that maintains its tonal character even at pp, makes for a potentially fine solo instrument.

Our Price $5,200.00
Pietro Lombardi model 502 4/4 Cello Pietro Lombardi 'Stradivari' model 502 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes hard case and bow!

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.

Our Price $5,049.00
Andreas Eastman cello Andreas Eastman VC605 'Montagnana' "Cosmic Sunburst" - 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Warm and open. Big, open bass and a sweet A-string that is full and buttery. The instrument packs a punch, but the tone does not sacrifice in beauty. Vibrato speaks wonders on this cello.

Our Price $5,000.00
Cello C.L.Wynn model 520 Strad C.L. Wynn 520 'Montagnana' - 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!



Deep, woody lower register, nice singing A string. A very complex instrument, with beautiful overtones. The cello speaks in a dynamic fashion, with quite a rich voice.

Our Price $4,950.00
Jean-Lupot Cello Model 501 Jean-Pierre Lupot 7/8 Cello



The Lupot's tonal color is warm and round with plenty of resonance and depth. Approaches as a "played in" cello, with a very easy-going sound. The quality is nice and uplifting, and has an even play through.

Our Price $4,700.00
Vivo Zetoni model 100 4/4 Cello Vivo Zetoni model 100 4/4 Cello

Complete Outfit - price includes hard case and bow!


Powerful, projects well. Excellent response, speaks easily with a light bow. A great instrument for a professional looking for a gigging cello, as it speaks wonders beyond its price.

Our Price $4,500.00
Vivo L Maestro 'Strad' 3/4 Cello - Used Vivo L Maestro 'Strad' 3/4 Cello - Used

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.

Our Price $4,200.00
Cello - Scott Cao STC 750E copy of G. B. Guadagnini 1777 Scott Cao - "Best Friend" 750E '1777 Guadagnini copy', 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!

European tonewoods

Nicknamed 'Best Friend', this Guadagnini copy is pleasant throughout with a mature, relaxed sound. Guadagnini patterns are slightly smaller than 4/4, a bit bigger than 7/8, making them perfect for those of smaller stature or limited reach.

Our Price $4,200.00
Cello Andreas Eastman 305 cello Eastman Electro-Acoustic 305 'Stradivari' 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Comes with a proprietary pickup embedded in the varnish beneath the bridge. You can't even see it! Sounds great!

Our Price $3,500.00
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
Johannes Seibert model 300 Johannes Seibert model 300 - 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Our Price $3,200.00
Johannes Seibert model 300 Johannes Seibert model 300 - 4/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes Hard Case and Bow!


Our Price $3,200.00
Wu Ling model 200 4/4 Cello (b) Wu Ling model 200 4/4 Cello (b)


Complete Outfit - includes hard case and bow!

Easy to play, this one is clear and focused with great projection.

Our Price $3,200.00
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. A large, crisp sound across the register, very easy to play. A great cello for the solo-inclined musician, as it speaks well above its price range.

Our Price $3,200.00
Eastman Advanced Series model 305 'Stradivarius' 7/8 Cello Eastman Advanced Series model 305 'Stradivarius' 7/8 Cello

Complete outfit - includes hard case and bow!

Strong and balanced, it pulls an open, clear, warm tone, with a big, bold C string. Beginning to intermediate students will be well-rewarded with plenty of punch, and a nice, even sound. The A string sounds like a baby blue color, with a responsive amount of volume and strength.


Our Price $3,040.00
Cello Andreas Eastman 415 cello Eastman Advanced Series model 415 'Stradivarius' 1/2 Cello - Used

Complete Outfit - comes with a gig bag and a bow!



European Tonewoods
Powerful! It has amazing maturity for a fractional cello; a prodigy on a budget could play the heck out of this one and leave a lasting impression.

Our Price $3,000.00
Angel Taylor model 220 4/4 Cello Angel Taylor model 220 4/4 Cello

Complete Outfit - comes with a hard case and a bow!



A dark instrument with a smokey voice. This cello plays with an even tone, and sounds like a high-quality performance instrument. The sound is rich and is very easily played with even the lightest of hands.

Our Price $2,500.00
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 (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.

Our Price $1,950.00
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
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 '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
Rare Giovanni Battista Grancino Cello - 1716 - Fine Italian cello Rare Giovanni Battista Grancino Cello - 1716 - Fine Italian cello

Giovanni Battista Grancino


Milan, Italy - 1716

This fine Italian cello has a buttery complex character that is even and easy to play. This instrument, nearly three hundred years old, is in quite extraordinarily fresh condition.

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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.

Inquire for Price!

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!

Please inquire for price due to fluctuating exchange rates

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.

Please inquire for price due to fluctuating exchange rates
Cello - Mezzo Forte Carbon Fiber mezzo-forte Design 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!

Please inquire for price due to fluctuating exchange rates