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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
  • 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"
  • 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 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 2015 Back view of Cello: Jay Haide, Ruggieri Model, El Cerrito, CA 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Jay Haide, Ruggieri Model, El Cerrito, CA 2015
  • 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
  • Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2016 (price: $4900.00)
    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 2016 Back view of Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2016 View of scroll for Cello: Pietro Lombardi, Beijing 2016
  • 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
  • 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 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 2015 Back view of Cello: Peter Kauffman, Los Angeles 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Peter Kauffman, Los Angeles 2015

Small Cellos

$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 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