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Professional Cellos

Cellos

Rare and Exceptional

  • Crafted in 2011, this outstanding cello was built in the workshop of Bernd Dimbath in Bubenreuth, Germany, and is perfect for the advanced cellist. It has a projecting, bright upper register that provides substantial volume and color with ease. The lower register has seemingly no end to its power with a rich depth to the tone. Quick and articulate, each note responds readily with a crisp, clear core to its sound. This cello has a gorgeous orange-brown over gold varnish with tasteful antiquing and beautiful flaming on the ribs and back.
    Front view of Cello: Bernd Dimbath, Buebenreuth 2011 Back view of Cello: Bernd Dimbath, Buebenreuth 2011 View of scroll for Cello: Bernd Dimbath, Buebenreuth 2011

$25,000 to 50,000

  • Carrie Scoggins is a 1983 graduate of the Violin Making School of America and has been a teacher at the school since 1984. She is also a highly regarded maker and a member of AFVBM. This cello is one of the finest examples of her work. It has a beautiful focused tone with lots of projection and a very easy response which makes it a pleasure to play. The varnish is a golden brown.
    Front view of Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2008 Back view of Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2008 View of scroll for Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
  • This fine cello by Carrie Scoggins presents itself boldly with an open, projecting sound. It is well-balanced, with a consistent volume through all registers. Completed with a luminous finish, this cello makes a statement as an excellent solo instrument for the professional cellist.
    Front view of Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009 Back view of Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009 View of scroll for Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
  • Daniele Scolari, a graduate of the International School of violin making in Cremona in 1979, is a highly regarded master maker who has won numerous awards and is respected world wide for his exacting craftsmanship, perfectly chosen materials and for the captivating sound of his instruments. Red-gold varnish and highly flamed, this instrument is indicative of the Cremonese makers. This fine cello has a sweet upper register with an ease of response and is perfect for the up and coming soloist and young professional.
    Front view of Cello: Daniele Scolari, Cremona 2007 Back view of Cello: Daniele Scolari, Cremona 2007 View of scroll for Cello: Daniele Scolari, Cremona 2007
  • Giorgio Grisales graduated from the International School of Violin Making in Cremona in 1988 and has won many awards for his work from the international violinmaking competitions. This cello produces an incredibly warm, deep, rich tone. Its beautiful one-piece back and dark-varnished flames complement its lovely sound. With a quick, easy response, this cello is well suited to a professional player.
    Front view of Cello: Giorgio Grisales, Cremona 2014 Back view of Cello: Giorgio Grisales, Cremona 2014 View of scroll for Cello: Giorgio Grisales, Cremona 2014
  • Made in 1989 by Laurence Furse of Salt Lake City, this powerful cello combines a bold lower range with a clear, lyrical upper register. The response is quick and agile, allowing for a wide range of tone colors. With a lovely dark finish and distinctive grain, this instrument would be perfect for an aspiring professional cellist.
    Front view of Cello: Lawrence S. Furse, S.L.C. 1989 Back view of Cello: Lawrence S. Furse, S.L.C. 1989 View of scroll for Cello: Lawrence S. Furse, S.L.C. 1989
  • Winner of the Violin Society of America's Certificate of Merit for Workmanship in November of 2000, renowned maker Marco Maria Gastaldi is known for his fine craftsmanship. This cello, made in 2002, has a clear, full, bright tone that is even throughout all registers. This gorgeous tone allows the player to achieve rich pianissimos and bottomless fortes with ease, creating lush dynamic contrasts. Its impressive sound quality matches its outstanding exterior, displaying a light orange-brown varnish and beautiful flames on the back, ribs, upper and lower bouts, and scroll. With its quick response adjusting immediately to the nuances of the bow, this cello is ideal for the professional player, encouraging endless exploration of articulation and dynamics.
    Front view of Cello: Marco Maria Gastadli, Cremona 2002 Back view of Cello: Marco Maria Gastadli, Cremona 2002 View of scroll for Cello: Marco Maria Gastadli, Cremona 2002
  • Known internationally for his fine craftsmanship, Jason Viseltear has been making instruments since 1995. His outstanding work has won him several awards through the Violin Society of America and is featured in collections at Harvard, Yale, and Colburn, among others. This particular cello was built in 2005 and comes from the workshop of Viseltear and Young, a partnership which lasted until 2006. True to Viseltear?s workmanship and style, this cello has a huge, powerful sound that continues evenly throughout all registers, engulfing the room. It manages a perfect balance between sweet and clear, each note bright and articulate at its core without sounding harsh. The cello responds readily, achieving a full tone without requiring much effort, but also handles the demands of intense playing without bottoming out. While it is a powerhouse, it produces beautiful pianissimos, offering a wide palette of colors and dynamics. This cello displays a beautiful varnish and intricate fluting around the edges, and is ideal for the professional player looking for power, clarity, and sensitivity.
    Front view of Cello: Viseltear & Young, New York, 2005 Back view of Cello: Viseltear & Young, New York, 2005 View of scroll for Cello: Viseltear & Young, New York, 2005
  • Raymond Melanson has won multiple medals and awards at the Violin Society of America's International Violinmaking Competition as well as at other prestigious competitions nationwide. A master maker for over 30 years, Melanson crafted this cello in 2015. It has a buoyant, robust upper register which carries evenly into a full lower register with depth and roundness. The instrument provides a quick, crisp response, allowing each note to have a true core and tone of its own. Ideal for the advanced cellist, this cello displays gorgeous flames on the ribs and back and a beautifully antiqued orange-brown varnish.
    Front view of Cello: Raymond Joseph Melanson, Rochester, MA 2015 Back view of Cello: Raymond Joseph Melanson, Rochester, MA 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Raymond Joseph Melanson, Rochester, MA 2015