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When a student reaches a high level of proficiency an instrument with greater versatility is required. Many new and difficult techniques will confound the student if the instrument is simply not capable of producing the desired response. A better bow or different strings will not do enough. Nuanced response, wider dynamic range, more powerful projection, and high aesthetic qualities are some characteristics of instruments in this price range. We know this might be the instrument on which a student wins his or her first competition, or begins post-secondary level studies. We have taken care to select instruments with these requirements in mind.

We stock a large selection, but the best way to shop is to contact us by email and let us know a little about which models seem appealing to you in terms of the size, price range, tone, and appearance. We can use your preferences to make a specific recommendation of instrument our outfit which is in stock. We also offer a 10 day in-home trial. So, please do not hesistate to contact us. There are no stupid questions. We love email. Thanks in advance for contacting us.

Segue is our private line of instruments from China. We source these from numerous workshops and are constantly looking for better values to offer you. European Workshops is our private line of European made products.

European Workshops-Germany Prominence is a German carved instrument that is finished in the US. Premium aged European tonewoods are used as well as choice fittings. The varnish is a light antiqued style with dark color. These instruments are the most popular German instruments on the market today. Also known as "Doetsch" brand.

European Workshops-Germany
Prominence Model
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3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 $3,395.00


European Workshops-Germany Zenith are a step up from Prominence. They contain the same high level of materials, but the varnish is more sophisticated and extra attention is given to the graduations of the top, back and ribs, so responsiveness is improved slightly. You will not find a better value in any Cello from Germany. Also known as "Klier" brand.

European Workshops-Germany
Zenith Model
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3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 $3,995.00


European Workshops-Germany Cello Boutique are a collection of exceptional cellos based on a variety of models. From the Frederich Wyss workshop. They are modeled after various patterns; Stradavari, Guarneri, Montagnana, Gofriller.

European Workshops-Germany
Cello Boutique
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4/4 Stradavari Model
4/4 Guarneri Model
4/4 Gofriller Model
4/4 Montagnana Model

Segue "Antique". Segue is our private line of instruments from various Chinese workshops. The Antique model represents the top of the line. We hand pick each of these from a variety of workshops, so the best available offering from any of our sources becomes this model.

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August Kohr 915. A Cello under $5,000 that can go toe to toe with instruments priced much higher. This model has an important look, due to the high quality of materials and varnish process, as well as an important sound.

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