We have a wide variety of cellos available for sale in our showroom. Every cello has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our cellos, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right cello for your playing style and aspirations.

Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the cello unless indicated.

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    B912 3/4 size, Chinese, handmade, with hard case

    $ 4,000.00

    This small sized cello is a good example of the better quality student instruments currently made in China. The wood of both back and belly is well selected and the fingerboard is of ebony. Comes with case.

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    S410 “Symphonica Antique” cello, Asia, early twenty first century

    $ 6,000.00 $ 4,900.00

    Although purchased in England and without a label to indicate a country of origin, this attractive-looking cello, with its red-brown varnish and handsomely-flamed maple back, is almost certainly of Asian manufacture. Good-quality ebony fittings have been complemented with a professional set up in our workshop to give it good playability and an even, resonant tone. The cello comes with a German “Erich Steiner” bow and a Hiscox hard cello case in very good condition, and will make an excellent instrument for students in the middle grades.

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    $6,000.00 $4,900.00 including hard case and bow

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    B934 3/4 size ‘Handarbeit aus Mittenwald’, Germany 1960

    $ 6,000.00

    It is unusual to find smaller cellos of this quality, suitable for either a young but advanced student or someone of small build. The varnish is applied in the French Mirecourt style and the “Stradivari” modelling is slim and elegant. The cello comes with a bow and soft bag.

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    S479 Unlabelled European cello, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 6,500.00

    With its honey-brown varnish and quilted-flame maple, this European cello probably originates from the large manufacturing workshops in and around Markneukirchen or Klingenthal during their heyday, over a hundred years ago. The lower strings have a resonant tone while the upper register is warm and balanced.


    Start sale price: $6,500.00

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    S261 Labelled “Bergonzi”, China, 2007

    $ 7,900.00

    In the decade following the year 2000, a number of well-made violins and cellos were imported into New Zealand from China under the trade name “Bergonzi”. This cello is a typical example, finished with a warm, dark brown, spirit-based varnish, which complements the strikingly-flamed maple back, ribs and neck on the back. The workmanship of the edges and other details is crisp and assured. The instrument is responsive and balanced across all four strings; the A and D strings are particularly resonant.

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