Cellos

Our changing inventory includes new and previously-owned cellos.  Sound and characteristics of an instrument reveal themselves as each player brings their own skill set to the cello, and what each person perceives and prefers can vary.  Thus we do not attempt to describe the sound of an instrument when it can change with player, bow, strings - elements we explore with you here.

Cellos vary in body style and dimensions, so if you have trouble playing comfortably, or in tune, we should discuss this.  Pricing can vary on the same model cello due to differences in setup.  Some cellos are one-of-a-kind while others are routinely ordered, but may not always be in stock or on the site.  Contact us -- it's the best way to get current information.

Scott Cao 850

Scott Cao's model 850 Guadagnini is a small-pattern 4/4 and may be ideal for a cellist considering a 7/8.  Italian spruce top with Bosnian maple back and ribs.  Pricing is approximate and varies with setup.

Back length 72 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $5,000

Paolo Vettori

Italian hand-made cello by Paolo Vettori, Firenzi, 1984.  Contact us for more details

Back Length 75.5 cm

Upper Bouts  35 cm

Lower Bouts 43.4 cm

Additional Info

  • Price 00.00

F. Kirschnek

Master cello made in West Germany, 1993, by Franz Kirschnek. 
Back length  76 cm
Upper bouts  35 cm
Lower bouts  43.7 cm
String length  69.3 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $13,000.00

Damir Horvat

Hand-made cello created around a late 1800's top (likely Hungarian or Czech).   Setup features Pegheds, pernambuco tailpiece. 

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 35 cm
Lower bouts 44 cm
String length 71.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $20,000

Heinrich Gill 394

Model 394 made in Germany, 2006.  Enhancements include Pegheds, Frirsz tailpiece

Back length 75.2 cm
Upper bouts 36.5 cm
Lower bouts 45.8 cm
String length 70 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $13,000

H&G Professional Series

Many hand-made attributes are present in this European cello which was taken from its white status to the beautiful cello you see here.  From interior detailing and graduation to the fine hand-varnishing, this cello was completed here in Columbia by Damir Horvat for us.  It is varnished in a rich dark brown and set up with Pegheds, 5-degree angle NHM carbon fiber endpin set, Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece. 

Back Length 76.5 cm
Upper Bouts 36 cm
Lower Bouts 44.5 cm
String Length 69.5 cm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $7,500.00

SIR

 

SIR Special, hand made in West Germany 1991 by Stohr Illner Riedel is in impeccable condition.  Note detailing on scroll.


Back Length  76 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts  44 cm
String Length  69.3 cm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $12,000.00

Scott Cao 017

Made (2017) of Chinese spruce and maple though this model is available in European wood at a higher cost.  Setups vary and will impact pricing.  Dimensions are for 4/4 but other smaller sizes are available.  Upgrades often include Pegheds.

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 34.5 cm
Lower bouts  44.3 cm
String length  70.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $1,900

Heinrich Gill 304

Model 304 made in Bubenreuth, Germany (2000)

Back length  76 cm
Upper bouts  35.5 cm
Lower bouts  44.5 cm
String length  69.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $4,500

Damir Horvat

Hand-made cello with a one-piece birds eye maple back, Sitka spruce top.  It is based on a Goffriller pattern. 

Back length  77 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  46 cm
String length  69.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $20,000.00

Klier

Wilhelm Klier cello, Guarneri del Jesu pattern, made in Germany 2004.  Setup includes Bois d'Harmonie tailpiece, NHM 10mm CF endpin set, Belgian bridge. 
Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 36 cm
Lower bouts 45 cm
String length  69.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $4,400.00

Heinrich Gill 364

Model 364 made in Germany, 2008. 

Back length 75 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  45.5 cm
String length 69.4 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $6,500

3/4 Klier

3/4 size Wilhelm Klier cello, made in Germany (2007) with Bobelock hard case

Back length 70cm
Upper bouts 33 cm
Lower bouts 41 cm
String length 64.2 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $4,200.00

7/8 Scott Cao

This 7/8 size cello is a model 017, made of Chinese spruce and maple.  It is the next sequential size when moving from a 3/4.  Part of the decision has to do with body size (height often up to 5'4") but taller people with small hands or reduced flexibility find the shorter string length helpful for comfort and playing in tune!  Base price is $1900 with upgraded bridge, soundpost, tailpiece but other options include Pegheds, endpin and a variety of string brands.

Back Length  72 cm
Upper Bouts  33.5 cm
Lower Bouts  42.5 cm
String Length  67.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $1,900.00

Blaurock

Handmade cello by Michael Blaurock (1998) is a copy of the famous Matteo Goffriller currently played by Zuill Bailey. 

Back length 77 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  46.5 cm
String length  69.3 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $25,000

Scott Cao 750E

Sold -Strad Gore-Booth model is made of European spruce and maple.  Setup includes Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, NHM endpin set.
Back length  75.7 cm
Upper bouts  34 cm
Lower bouts  44 cm
String length  70.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,050.00

Scott Cao 950

Hand-made in the Campbell, CA studio from high-quality Italian spruce and European maple.  Guarneri pattern featured but others are available. 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $7,000

Calin Wultur

SOLD - Made in Romania of European tonewoods, set up here with Pegheds, Belgian bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, Versum strings, CF 8mm endpin set.

Back Length 76 cm
Upper Bouts  35.5 cm
Lower Bouts  45 cm
String Length  69.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,800

Pietro Pallotta

SOLD - Rare, antique hand-made cello, Italy, 1799.   Cello history provided upon request.  Video of excerpts performed here on this cello:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjNWidMnMv8

Back Length  72.5 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts  46 cm
String Length  69.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $18,000

Scott Cao 750 Guadagnini

Cello features Italian spruce top, Chinese maple ribs and back.  Setup includes New Harmony 10mm CF endpin, Akusticus tailpiece, French bridge.  Pegheds can be installed at additional cost.  This is a small pattern 4/4 cello with a very comfortable string length.  You need not be petite to be a good fit for this cello, but it is a good option if you are considering a 7/8.  We're happy to explain - just contact us!

Back Length 71.8 cm
Upper Bouts  34 cm
Lower Bouts  42 cm
String Length  68 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,900.00