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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
  • This unique cello was set up by master maker and former Violinmaking School of America teacher, Carrie Scoggins. Scoggins completed the graduations, bass bar, and varnish work, representing the highest master-level expertise while allowing the instrument to be competitive in price. It offers a full, warm tone with a deep lower register that evenly transitions to a powerful upper register. Responding readily to various articulations and dynamics, each note on this cello is clear and precise, making it a good fit for the advancing, serious player.
    Front view of Cello: Scoggins Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT 2015 Back view of Cello: Scoggins Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Scoggins Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT 2015
  • 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 2013 Back view of Cello: William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2013 View of scroll for Cello: William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2013
  • 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 7/8 size cello, handmade in Bubenreuth, Germany by Gottfried Raabs in 1992 has a orange-brown varnish and a beautiful wide grain. This cello's quick response and fractional size makes for a great ease of playability. It's warm, deep tone makes this cello a perfect musical companion.
    Front view of Cello: 7/8 Gottfried Raabs, Bubenreuth 1992 Back view of Cello: 7/8 Gottfried Raabs, Bubenreuth 1992 View of scroll for Cello: 7/8 Gottfried Raabs, Bubenreuth 1992
  • This Daniel Rochino cello was made in 2000 in the workshop of Christopher Pu. It produces a bright, forward sound that is even and full throughout all registers. The cello responds quickly to varying articulations, producing a clear, precise spicatto and a smooth, healthy legato. Its brown-orange varnish is accompanied by beautiful, narrow flames along the back, ribs, upper and lower bouts, and scroll. This cello is ideal for the advancing student looking to expand their sound.
    Front view of Cello: Daniel Rochino, Chicago 2001 Back view of Cello: Daniel Rochino, Chicago 2001 View of scroll for Cello: Daniel Rochino, Chicago 2001
  • 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 fine cello displays an exceptional range of capabilities. Extremely responsive and supportive, the Delille produces a tone that can be lyrical, sweet, and noble by turns. Perfect for a highly advanced student, this articulate instrument will generously enhance the player's potential.
    Front view of Cello: Henri Delille, Belgium Back view of Cello: Henri Delille, Belgium View of scroll for Cello: Henri Delille, Belgium
  • This finely crafted Ruggieri model cello has a warm, resonate tone. It responds quickly and easily, and allows for beautiful dynamic contrasts. Its varnish is delicately antiqued, displaying a warm red-over-gold varnish which perfectly complements its sound. Handmade and wonderfully detailed, Jay Haide cellos are incredibly popular with students, teachers, and professionals alike.
    Front view of Cello: Jay Haide, Ruggieri Model, El Cerrito, CA 2014 Back view of Cello: Jay Haide, Ruggieri Model, El Cerrito, CA 2014 View of scroll for Cello: Jay Haide, Ruggieri Model, El Cerrito, CA 2014
  • This exceptional cello was crafted in the workshop of master maker Ming-Jiang Zhu. Zhu has won numerous awards for his work including two gold medals, two silver medals, and multiple certificates for workmanship and tone from the Violin Society of America?s International Competition. This cello exudes color and craftsmanship and produces a bright, lively tone. It provides a quick and easy response, projecting a robust, clear sound. A good choice for the advancing player, this cello displays a beautiful red-orange over brown varnish and intricate ascending flames on the back.
    Front view of Cello: Ming-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Giangzhou 2014 Back view of Cello: Ming-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Giangzhou 2014 View of scroll for Cello: Ming-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Giangzhou 2014
  • 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
  • Zhonglong Sheng is the Master Maker in the Amber Strings workshop. He has won numerous medals at VSA competitions for his precise and beautiful craftsmanship. This cello has a beautifully deep, rich and expansive tone, with very good response. It would be ideal for the advanced student.
    Front view of Cello: Zhonglong Sheng, Beijing 2012 Back view of Cello: Zhonglong Sheng, Beijing 2012 View of scroll for Cello: Zhonglong Sheng, Beijing 2012
  • 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

  • Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2015 (price: $4720.00)
    A cello made to professional standards by Eastman Strings, this Lombardi model cello is made from the highest quality selected spruce top and flamed maple back. Its finished look has a beautiful golden brown spirit varnish applied in the style of the great Italian makers. Its sound is clear and clean with plenty of color options available for the advancing player.
    Front view of Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2015 Back view of Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 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
  • The Jean-Pierre Lupot is an exclusive cello made for professional shops by the esteemed Eastman Workshop. It is made with a well flamed maple back and a select spruce top. A real beauty, it is elegantly antiqued with a stunning dark red-brown varnish. The tone of the cello is sweet, crisp and clean with plenty of projection.
    Front view of Cello: Jean-Pierre Lupot, Beijing 2012 Back view of Cello: Jean-Pierre Lupot, Beijing 2012 View of scroll for Cello: Jean-Pierre Lupot, Beijing 2012
  • 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
  • This cello finished in Los Angeles has a rich red-brown over gold varnish. Highly antiqued, it appears visually to be an older instrument. The cello has a clear defined tone with a glowing warmth to the sound.
    Front view of Cello: Francesco Moretti, Beijing 2009 Back view of Cello: Francesco Moretti, Beijing 2009 View of scroll for Cello: Francesco Moretti, Beijing 2009

Small Cellos

$3,500 to 5,000

  • 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