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Intermediate Cellos


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Intermediate Cellos

Cellos

$8,000 to 12,000

  • 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 cello, handcrafted in the Polish workshop of Jan Szlachowski in 2013, is one of the finest instruments of its kind. With a brilliant red-brown varnish, this cello is capable of projecting a huge, warm sound to the back of a room. Producing a warm, rich tone this cello would be the perfect companion to the advancing player.
    Front view of Cello: Jan Szlachtowski, Nowy Targ Poland 2013 Back view of Cello: Jan Szlachtowski, Nowy Targ Poland 2013 View of scroll for Cello: Jan Szlachtowski, Nowy Targ Poland 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 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 Montagnana model cello features a supple, pliable sound excellent for molding into a variety of tone colors. Made in 2014 by Calin Wultur, a Romanian maker, this cello would suit an advanced student well. The sound is sweet, with a deep, rich bass.
    Front view of Cello: Calin Wultur 'Montagnana #7', Reghin, Romania 2014 Back view of Cello: Calin Wultur 'Montagnana #7', Reghin, Romania 2014 View of scroll for Cello: Calin Wultur 'Montagnana #7', Reghin, Romania 2014
  • 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 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

  • Jay Haide, El Cerrito, CA 2012 (price: $4950.00)
    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, El Cerrito, CA 2012 Back view of Cello: Jay Haide, El Cerrito, CA 2012 View of scroll for Cello: Jay Haide, El Cerrito, CA 2012
  • 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
  • Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2012 (price: $4050.00)
    A new model cello made to professional standards by Eastman Strings, this Lombardi cello is made from the highest quality selected spruce top and flamed maple back. It has a golden brown varnish combined with a warm even responsive sound with deep bass register on the C string.
    Front view of Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2012 Back view of Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2012 View of scroll for Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2012
  • Marco Bosio, Beijing 2006 (price: $3900.00)
    This model is made in the Amber Strings workshop whose master makers are sent to Cremona to learn the European tradition of cello making. The Bosio model has a beautifully antiqued orange-brown varnish. Its tone is warm and complex with openness and ring with an easy response.
    Front view of Cello: Marco Bosio, Beijing 2006 Back view of Cello: Marco Bosio, Beijing 2006 View of scroll for Cello: Marco Bosio, Beijing 2006
  • 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

$5,000 to 8,000

  • 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: 3/4 William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2012 Back view of Cello: 3/4 William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2012 View of scroll for Cello: 3/4 William J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2012

$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