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What is the most important aspect of a beginner instrument? The simple answer is playability. Young people should not be discouraged by an instrument that is difficult or impossible to manage. Pretty soon, a young player will lose interest and eventually want to quit. Parents should know that a student will be more committed on a well constructed and adjusted instrument.Teachers understand this all-too-well. They see instruments every day that are not adequate for the needs of the player. We apply the same expectations to the setup and adjustment of a simple instrument, as we do for a high-end instrument.

You WILL find cheaper Cellos on the internet. We have seen these instruments in our workshop because customers bring them in for service. These instruments always require more work that is worth spending. The customer should have spent a little more in the first place to get an instrument that was adequate. A teacher that is a friend of our shop, calls these things "instrument-shaped objects" because they are not truly instruments. You will not find a $300 Cello on our website. It's about value, not price. Our selection starts at a level that is the minimum acceptable quality according to the vast majority of teachers, and therefore the minimum reasonable investment. If you are serious about supporting a student's desire to succeed in music, DO NOT buy a $300 Cello off the internet. There, you just did all the research you need to do about how much to spend on a student Cello.

An Outfit includes a Bow and Padded Bag, or you can purchase the instrument only. With the standard setup, a basic model bag and basic quality Brazilwood or Fiberglass bow are included (your choice). With the DeLuxe setup, a better padded bag and upgraded bow are included.

 

Segue Les Etoiles is the most affordable instrument we offer. Les Etoiles means "The Stars" in French, as in Twinkle, Twinkle. It is one of our primary rental instruments. Laminated top, back and sides. Real hardwood fittings, ebony fingerboard, and a detailed adjustment are all included on this instrument. Made for us by one of the most well-known and respected Chinese workshops.

Segue Les Etoiles
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10
$759.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$895.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10
$899.00
Oufit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$1,119.00

Johannes Kohr K500 has been a sweetheart model among many violin shops as their choice for entry level, fully carved model. The making of these instruments has been continuously improved over the years. You will find it difficult to locate another Cello that competes as favorably as the K500. The wood is beautiful and the varnish is very deep and rich for an instrument in this price range.

Johannes Kohr K500
Instrument Only
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4
$1,750.00
1/2 $1,700.00
1/4 $1,500.00
Outfit
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4
$1,900.00
1/2 $1,850.00
1/4 $1,650.00

 

Segue Concertino, a hand finished instruments from the Segue line as entry level quality instruments. Solid wood, carved construction. These modern Chinese made instruments are popular for beginning students, rental programs, and school music programs around the country. They feature a high level of Spruce, Ebony and Maple for their price.

Segue Concertino
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10
$1,159.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2
$1,269.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10
$1,329.00
Oufit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$1,489.00

Johannes Kohr K515. Better wood selection and a more sophisticated varnish process make the K515 a step up from the hugely succesful K500.


Johannes Kohr K515
Instrument Only
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$1,800.00

Segue Concertino Plus is slightly improved version of the standard Concertino. Materials used are upgraded as compared to the Concertino. Better flame, and greater attention to finish detail are noticable improvements.

Segue Concertino Plus
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2
$1,629.00
1/4, 1/8 $1,529.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2
$1,739.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$1,779.00
1/4, 1/8 $1,669.00
Oufit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$1,979.00

 

Core Academy Model 30. Intended for rental fleets, school music programs and other institutional uses, but offered here because of the exceptional value. As the name implies, Core is Kohr, the same well-known brand as Johannes Kohr and August Core. Laminated construction.

Core Academy Model 30
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$919.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,019.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$997.50
Oufit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,229.00

 

 

Segue Les Etoiles Hybrid Antique. This model has a solid top, and a beautiful antique looking varnish. It offers better tone and appearance, while preserving most of the durability and low cost benefits of a laminated construction instrument.

Segue Les Etoiles Hybrid Antique
Instrument Only-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,379.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$1,489.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
$1,569.00
Oufit-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4, 3/4, 1/2
$1,779.00
 

 


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