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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 2003 cello by Albert Bassi, from West Coast Strings in Los Angeles, is the perfect versatile instrument for an aspiring cellist. Its open, complex, earthy but clean sound offers an ample palette, and its easy response?especially in higher positions?will please any player! The back has wide flaming, accentuated nicely by the light brown varnish.
    Front view of Cello: Alberto Bassi, Los Angeles 2003 Back view of Cello: Alberto Bassi, Los Angeles 2003 View of scroll for Cello: Alberto Bassi, Los Angeles 2003
  • Established in 1952 in Bubenreuth Germany by Heinrich Gill, the Gill workshop has a long standing reputation for making exceptionally high quality instruments-this 2015 Heinrich Gill cello is evidence of this tradition. With an overall rich and lush tone the Gill cello exudes brilliance, honeyed sound, and a savory character. Coupled with an immediate and smooth acting response, the Gill cello combines a subtle paring of power and delicacy in its voice. With an even brown fine grain varnish and bursts of reddish-brown with blond antiquing on the back, this Gill cello would be perfect for an advancing student player.
    Front view of Cello: Heinrich Gill, Le Mans Model, Buebenreuth 2015 Back view of Cello: Heinrich Gill, Le Mans Model, Buebenreuth 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Heinrich Gill, Le Mans Model, Buebenreuth 2015
  • Krzyzstof Mroz graduated from the Technical School of Violin-Making in Nowy, Poland, and has owned and operated the Artistic Violin-Making Workshop under his own name. Mroz uses the best-tone wood in his instruments, aged for decades to produce a rich palette of colors and sounds. The Mroz cello is equal parts sweet & dark sounding. Its voice speaks fully, with seemingly limitless hearty tone and visceral character. When playing this cello one may note the ease with which the bow is drawn across the string, effortlessly producing a focused and precise tonal quality. The active response, expansive volume, and depth of sound make this cello ideal for the conservatory-level player. This cello exhibits a light brown varnish with subtle hints of blond stripping on the back.
    Front view of Cello: Krzysztof Mroz, Wroclaw, Poland 2015 Back view of Cello: Krzysztof Mroz, Wroclaw, Poland 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Krzysztof Mroz, Wroclaw, Poland 2015
  • John Wu-a student of renowned luthier Rene A. Morel-was born in the Republic of China and learned violin making at a very young age. He won an award for best violin sound quality in the Chinese National Violin Making Competition in China and received an award for sound and craftsmanship in the United States competition sponsored by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers. This John Wu Workshop cello can cut through any musical texture with an amazing balance of voluptuousness, sweetness, and authority. The uniquely precise yet visceral response of the instrument enables the player to produce sensitive albeit commanding pianissimos, or orderly spiccato bow strokes. Exhibiting a reddish-brown varnish with a speckled antique look, this instrument is ideally suited for the conservatory player.
    Front view of Cello: Luthier John Wu Workshop, Los Angeles, 2014 Back view of Cello: Luthier John Wu Workshop, Los Angeles, 2014 View of scroll for Cello: Luthier John Wu Workshop, Los Angeles, 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, Guangzhou 2015 Back view of Cello: Ming-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Guangzhou 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Ming-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Guangzhou 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"

$5,000 to 8,000

  • Made in West Germany 1989 by the makers Anton Stohr, Illner and Reidl, this cello is the perfect instrument for an advancing student player. With a lush and plentiful sound, one will notice the impressive resounding power this cello possesses. The roomy echoing of this SIR cello carries through any space with ease and plays with it a signature commanding response. Equal parts dark and open-sounding, this cello amazingly utilizes both a booming quality as well as a silky crystal-clear articulation that truly makes it a stand out. This cello is marked by its beautiful two-piece front complete with a uniquely textured and varnished grain.
    Front view of Cello: Anton Stohr, Illnerl, Reidl 1989 West Germany Back view of Cello: Anton Stohr, Illnerl, Reidl 1989 West Germany View of scroll for Cello: Anton Stohr, Illnerl, Reidl 1989 West Germany
  • 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
  • Made in 1999 in Chicago by Karl Hoffman, this cello is a unique find. With a visceral and hearty character, the Hoffman cello carries an emboldened warmth in its sound, which provides both the player and the listener with a crisp depth of sound. This cello beautifully combines darker, richer tonal content with an al dente articulation resulting in a vigorous and focused tone and response. With an even finely-grained finish and an exuberant texture this Karl Hoffman cello would be perfect for the intermediate player.
    Front view of Cello: Karl Hoffman, Chicago, 1999 Back view of Cello: Karl Hoffman, Chicago, 1999 View of scroll for Cello: Karl Hoffman, Chicago, 1999
  • Made in Beijing by Master Maker Leonardo Valli, this exceptional cello exhibits an evenly polished resonance, allowing for easy playability, control, and soaring lyricism. The ease with which one maneuvers the warm high register is balanced wonderfully with a clean lower, making the Valli cello an ideal instrument for the advancing intermediate student. The cello is beautifully adorned with an even light brown varnish with accenting stripes on the ribs and back.
    Front view of Cello: Leonardo Valli, Beijing 2016, Model 500 Back view of Cello: Leonardo Valli, Beijing 2016, Model 500 View of scroll for Cello: Leonardo Valli, Beijing 2016, Model 500
  • The Scala Corta 2016 cello is unique in that it is a full-size cello with a small string length and neck size. It was designed by master maker Stephanie Voss and made in Beijing specifically for the smaller hand. Studying the smaller string lengths of Brescian model instruments, Voss designed a cello that accommodates a smaller reach in proportion to the standard cello string length. This feature allows for an easy and well-ordered playability. Boasting a brilliant and resonant upper register and a rich core, the Scala Corta cello has a powerful sound and warm tonal center that coalesce into a mellifluous lyricism. Equally unique is the easily recognizable reddish-brown varnish complete with rich flames on the back and ribs and subtle hints of antiquing. With a natural feel and inimitable sound the Scala Corta cello is perfectly suited to the intermediate to slightly advanced player.
    Front view of Cello: Scala Corta, 2016 Back view of Cello: Scala Corta, 2016 View of scroll for Cello: Scala Corta, 2016
  • 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

$3,500 to 5,000

  • This outstanding cello was hand-crafted in Beijing, China in 2015. Beautifully varnished with a brown-orange color that accentuates the unique flames on its ribs and back, this instrument has a lively, mature tone. It displays exceptional power and projection that is evenly matched between its upper and lower registers, and offers a quick and articulate response. With a clear, resonant core to each note, this cello is perfect for the intermediate player looking for an instrument that will encourage and allow them to experiment with their musicality.
    Front view of Cello: Giovanni Valli, Beijing 2015, Model 300 Back view of Cello: Giovanni Valli, Beijing 2015, Model 300 View of scroll for Cello: Giovanni Valli, Beijing 2015, Model 300
  • 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
  • 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
  • Revelle Model 850, 2016 (price: $4400.00)
    Energetic and lithe in both its sound and responsiveness the Revelle cello is brimming with a passionate fervor and eagerness. Allowing the player to maneuver the instrument with a chocolatey richness this Revelle cello is full of sizzling overtones and an innate powerhouse core. With a robust flamed varnish this cello would make an appropriate instrument for the up and coming cello student.
    Front view of Cello: Revelle Model 850, 2016 Back view of Cello: Revelle Model 850, 2016 View of scroll for Cello: Revelle Model 850, 2016
  • Vincent Termini, Beijing 2003 (price: $4000.00)
    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 7/8 size means that this particular instrument would be a perfect choice for an advancing student with a small hand. It has a smaller body, thinner neck, and a shorter string length than a comparable full size with just as much tone. The sound is thick and rich with a smooth and easy response.
    Front view of Cello: Vincent Termini, Beijing 2003 Back view of Cello: Vincent Termini, Beijing 2003 View of scroll for Cello: Vincent Termini, Beijing 2003
  • This beautiful Peter Kauffman cello was handcrafted in 2015 in the workshop of West Coast Strings. It has a light golden yellow-brown varnish and a gorgeous one-piece back. This cello has a round and open tone that projects brilliantly. The tone is produced with no extra effort from the player making it an excellent cello for the advancing student.
    Front view of Cello: Peter Kauffman, Los Angeles 2016 Back view of Cello: Peter Kauffman, Los Angeles 2016 View of scroll for Cello: Peter Kauffman, Los Angeles 2016
  • 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 is from the acclaimed Alberti workshop. It pulls a very even, earthy and complex sound and has lightning-fast response. The varnish is ornage with red hues. It would be suitable for the committed student and amateur adult.
    Front view of Cello: Cello:  Eduardo Espero, Beijing 2010 Back view of Cello: Cello:  Eduardo Espero, Beijing 2010 View of scroll for Cello: Cello:  Eduardo Espero, Beijing 2010

Small Cellos

$8,000 to 12,000

  • Since returning to Russia several years ago, Goronok's cellos have become increasingly sought after here in the U.S..This 3/4 cello represents something even more rare; a master-made fractional cello. Its tone is thick and textured, capable of soloist power while mantaining chamber-like nuiance. It would be the ideal choice for a promising young cellist in search of an instrument that will take them to new heights.
    Front view of Cello: 3/4 Michael D. Goronok, Cleveland 1999 Back view of Cello: 3/4 Michael D. Goronok, Cleveland 1999 View of scroll for Cello: 3/4 Michael D. Goronok, Cleveland 1999

$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

  • 3/4 Michael Gerlach, 2007 (price: $3800.00)
    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
  • 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