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.
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.
S501 M.J.H. Kessels, Tilburg, Netherlands, 1919$ 6,500.00
M.J.H. Kessels was a large Netherlands-based workshop manufacturing student quality musical instruments at a time when almost all violin-family instruments of this type were made in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia. It was founded in 1880 in Tilburg, a small city in the Netherlands noted for its woollen textiles, and closed, not altogether surprisingly, in 1940, after the outbreak of WWII. This 1919 cello, numbered #5164, is made in the style of Guarneri del Gesu, as noted on the label. The tone of the A string in particular is clear and warm. The cello has been fully restored in our workshops, and will prove to be a good, reliable instrument for a middle-grade student.
Start sale price: $6,500.00
S261 Labelled “Bergonzi”, China, 2007$ 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.