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Intermediate Cellos


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Intermediate Cellos

Cellos

$8,000 to 12,000

  • This cello was crafted in the Cleveland workshop of Michael D. Goronok in 2003. Known for having exceptional sound quality for the money, this master-made 7/8 cello is no exception. It produces a round, full sound and, being a Soloist Edition, is powerful and even throughout all registers. The cello provides a crisp response, pulling a core from every note, and is perfect for the advanced player looking for a smaller instrument. It has a light orange-brown varnish and beautiful flames on the ribs and back.
    Front view of Cello: 7/8 Michael D. Goronok, Clevelend 2003 Soloist Back view of Cello: 7/8 Michael D. Goronok, Clevelend 2003 Soloist View of scroll for Cello: 7/8 Michael D. Goronok, Clevelend 2003 Soloist
  • This beautiful Albert Bassi cello was handcrafted in 2004 in the workshop of West Coast Strings in Los Angeles, California. With a glossy, amber-brown varnish, this cello produces a full, warm sound with ease. Featuring a mature, rich tone quality, this cello is perfect for the advancing player.
    Front view of Cello: Albert Bassi, Los Angeles 2004 Back view of Cello: Albert Bassi, Los Angeles 2004 View of scroll for Cello: Albert Bassi, Los Angeles 2004
  • Carefully handcrafted this year in the Polish workshop of Jan Szlachtowski, this cello exemplifies the fine craftsmanship that Szlachtowski has come to be known for. With a beautiful light-orange-brown varnish and delicate flaming, this cello resonates endlessly, exhibiting a full, open sound. Its tone is even across all registers and very sweet, yet powerful. Ideal for the excelling cellist, the instrument readily responds to various articulations, all while maintaining a smooth texture to the sound.
    Front view of Cello: Szlachtowski Workshop, Nowy Targ Poland 2015 Back view of Cello: Szlachtowski Workshop, Nowy Targ Poland 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Szlachtowski Workshop, Nowy Targ Poland 2015
  • This stunning instrument was handcrafted in Indianapolis by Sofia maker Todd Matus. With a beautiful red-brown varnish, this cello creates a full, warm tone with ease. This cello would be the perfect companion for the maturing soloist.
    Front view of Cello: Todd Matus, Sofia 2015, "Premium Master" Back view of Cello: Todd Matus, Sofia 2015, "Premium Master" View of scroll for Cello: Todd Matus, Sofia 2015, "Premium Master"
  • Made in the workshop of the award-winning maker, William J. Hu, this beautiful cello is an example of the highest model to come out of the Snow workshop. Dressed in a translucent golden brown varnish which allows the beauty of the wood to shine through, this cello has an appealing tone with the ability to shape and mold the sound and with large projection.
    Front view of Cello: William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2014 Back view of Cello: William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2014 View of scroll for Cello: William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2014

$5,000 to 8,000

  • This violin exemplifies the extraordinary level of craftsmanship coming out of China. It speaks very well and has a crisp, focused sound. It would be perfect for a young player who wants to develop a big, soloistic sound.
    Front view of Cello: Giacomo Casini, Beijing 2013 Back view of Cello: Giacomo Casini, Beijing 2013 View of scroll for Cello: Giacomo Casini, Beijing 2013
  • This beautiful instrument sustains a mellifluous sound consistent with its rich, flamed honey varnish. It was made in 2001 by Xuechang Sun, winner of top medals in craftsmanship and cello tone at the National Violin Making Competition in China. The cello responds easily, with smooth string crossings and articulate spiccato strokes. A masterful instrument for molding sound, this well set-up cello would be an excellent fit for an advanced player.
    Front view of Cello: Xuechang Sun, Beijing 2001 Back view of Cello: Xuechang Sun, Beijing 2001 View of scroll for Cello: Xuechang Sun, Beijing 2001
  • Made in 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio, this cello is a copy of A. Stradivari?s work. It has a beautiful and open sound, and is incredibly even throughout all registers. This cello speaks easily and is very smooth to play, making it ideal for the advancing player. Its round, warm tone is wonderfully accompanied by its rich, brown varnish. It also has delicate and detailed purfling, and mild flames on the upper bout.
    Front view of Cello: 7/8 New Cleveland, 1996 Back view of Cello: 7/8 New Cleveland, 1996 View of scroll for Cello: 7/8 New Cleveland, 1996

$3,500 to 5,000

  • This spectacular cello has a big bold sound with plenty of color and warmth. It responds easily and has great projection. The varnish is antiqued; a dark red color over gold. Jay Haide cellos have become tremendously popular with teachers and students, as well as professional musicians. They represent one of the best values in a handmade cello available today.
    Front view of Cello: Jay Haide, Strad Model, El Cerrito, CA 2015 Back view of Cello: Jay Haide, Strad Model, El Cerrito, CA 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Jay Haide, Strad Model, El Cerrito, CA 2015
  • Lothar Semmlinger is a maker in Germany who works with both of his sons. This instrument has a deep red-brown varnish with a tone that is even, colorful, and smoothe.
    Front view of Cello: Lothar Semmlinger, Germany 1990 Back view of Cello: Lothar Semmlinger, Germany 1990 View of scroll for Cello: Lothar Semmlinger, Germany 1990
  • Romano DeLuca, Beijing 2010 (price: $4600.00)
    This model is made in the Amber Strings workshop whose master makers are sent to Cremona to learn the European tradition of violin making. The De Luca model has a beautifully antiqued golden brown varnish. Its sound is complex yet clear with an even tone and ring.
    Front view of Cello: Romano DeLuca, Beijing 2010 Back view of Cello: Romano DeLuca, Beijing 2010 View of scroll for Cello: Romano DeLuca, Beijing 2010
  • Antonio Ramirez, 1998 (price: $4500.00)
    The Ramirez cellos from Michael Goronok's line of cellos have long been appreciated and sought after for their exceptional quality of sound for the money. In pristine condition, the varnish of the 1998 Antonio Ramirez cello features a unique, light tawny hue. The cello produces a warm, sweet tone well suited to the intermediate player desiring a more lyrical, sensitive sound.
    Front view of Cello: Antonio Ramirez, 1998 Back view of Cello: Antonio Ramirez, 1998 View of scroll for Cello: Antonio Ramirez, 1998
  • Rudoulf Doetsch, Germany 1997 (price: $4000.00)
    This wonderful Rudoulf Doetsch cello was handcrafted in Erlangen, Germany and finished in the United States in 1997. Doetsch cellos are known for their openness and warm present sound. This cello is magnificently even across all registers and produces a warm, smooth tone. The advancing cellist will find that the instrument responds readily to various articulations, quickly producing what the player asks of it. Matching its warmth and depth of sound, this cello is a lovely red-orange over gold varnish.
    Front view of Cello: Rudoulf Doetsch, Germany 1997 Back view of Cello: Rudoulf Doetsch, Germany 1997 View of scroll for Cello: Rudoulf Doetsch, Germany 1997
  • This fine instrument was crafted in 1984 by Lothar Semmlinger, a German instrument maker based in Baiersdorf, Germany. Semmlinger instruments are known for their ease of playability, and the excellent quality of sound they offer for the advancing student. This cello displays an even, warm tone. It responds quickly to the player, and provides a very resonate sound. This Semmlinger cello has a lovely, warm orange-brown varnish.
    Front view of Cello: Lothar Semmlinger, Baiersdorf 1984 Back view of Cello: Lothar Semmlinger, Baiersdorf 1984 View of scroll for Cello: Lothar Semmlinger, Baiersdorf 1984

Small Cellos

$3,500 to 5,000

  • This exceptional Joseph Mahler cello was built in Germany in 1998. Finely crafted, it has a surprisingly resonant and mature sound for a fractional sized instrument. Its tone is bright but refined, achieving an even quality of sound throughout all registers. With a beautiful dark-red-brown varnish, the instrument responds quickly and sensitively to what the player asks of it, making it the perfect fit for an advanced beginning student.
    Front view of Cello: 3/4 Joseph Mahler, Germany 1998 Back view of Cello: 3/4 Joseph Mahler, Germany 1998 View of scroll for Cello: 3/4 Joseph Mahler, Germany 1998
  • This Vincent Termini cello is hand-crafted to Givens Violins' exacting standards from select tonewoods in Beijing. It has a lovely red-brown over gold, hand-applied, multi-layer spirit varnish in the German style of early 20th century Markneukirchen. The sound is thick and rich with a smooth and easy response. This is the perfect cello for a serious young player.
    Front view of Cello: 3/4 Vincent Termini, Beijing 2001 Back view of Cello: 3/4 Vincent Termini, Beijing 2001 View of scroll for Cello: 3/4 Vincent Termini, Beijing 2001
  • This instrument was crafted in the workshop of Michael Gerlach in Germany, and varnished in the United States. Made in 2007, this cello is impressive for its size. It has a deep, rich lower end and a warm tone overall. It responds quickly to various articulations, making it perfect for the advancing young player. The cello's mature, lush sound is matched by a beautiful red-brown varnish.
    Front view of Cello: 3/4 Michael Gerlach, 2007 Back view of Cello: 3/4 Michael Gerlach, 2007 View of scroll for Cello: 3/4 Michael Gerlach, 2007