Cellos for Advanced Players


When a player reaches a high level of proficiency an instrument with greater versatility is required. Many new and difficult techniques will confound the player if the instrument is simply not capable of producing the desired response. A better bow or different strings will not do enough. Response to a variety of bow strokes, 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.


Johann Edler

German carved instrument by Lothar Semmlinger, and finished by Bill Weaver in the US. Copes of Testore or Montagnana. Montagnana copies have a facsimile Montagnana label.

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$6,250.00
$6,250.00

Franz Sandner FS500A

German made, with tastefully antiqued deep brown to golden finish. Easy response in all dynamic ranges.

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$7,000.00

European Workshops-Germany Reiner Leonhardt

Part of our European Workshops boutique series. German made, master level instruments in various patterns.

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$13,649.00

European Workshops-Germany Prominence

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.

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$4,599.00

European Workshops-Germany Zenith

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.

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$5,695.00

European Workshops-Germany Boutique Series

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.

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$7,250.00
$7,250.00
$7,250.00
$7,250.00

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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$4,800.00

August Kohr 915

A Cello under $6,000 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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$5,500.00

Jurgen Klier

Stradivari model made in Germany. Violin model shown below, for example of varnish appearance.

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$4,450.00

Jonathan Li

The Jonathan Li is crafted of the most select, stunning flamed maple back with a straight medium-grain spruce top. A refined, golden colored oil varnish enhances the tonal quality of this instrument. Each instrument is meticulously calibrated for optimum sound production.

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$9,130.00

Raul Emiliani

Outstanding tonewoods, expert craftsmanship, and artistic varnish come together in these professional instruments. Carefully tuned plates and bass bars contribute to the superb tone of these instruments. Antique style Oil Varnish applied in the US.

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$7,999.00

Ranier Engel

Similar to the Elder model, in that it is carved in Germany, and varnished in the US. The wood is not as highly figured.

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$4,950.00

Thomas Karvina

Made in the shop of Joseph Bakos in Prague. Poplar back and sides. Poplar makes for an "older" sound.

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$4,950.00