Cellos for Beginning Students


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, or they risk losing interest and choose to quit playing. Teachers understand this all-too-well. They see instruments every day that are not adequate for the needs of the player. You WILL find cheaper instruments on the internet. We have seen these products in our workshop because customers bring them in for service. These instruments always require more work that is worth spending. A teacher that is a friend of our shop, calls these things "instrument-shaped objects" because they are not truly musical instruments. You will not find such a Cello on our website.


Segue Les Etoiles

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.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$889.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,049.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,059.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,319.00

Johannes Kohr K500

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.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,739.00
$1,679.00
$1,349.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,939.00
$1,879.00
$1,539.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,879.00
$1,829.00
$1,489.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,099.00
$2,019.00
$1,679.00

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.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,359.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,489.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,559.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,749.00

Johannes Kohr K515

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

Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,200.00

Segue Concertino Plus

A 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.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,979.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,119.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$2,169.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$2,399.00

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.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,149.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,225.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,230.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,299.00

Core Academy Model 35

The solid wood counterpart to the model 30.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,800.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,875.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,925.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,995.00

Segue Concertino 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.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,379.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,489.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,569.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$1,779.00

Johannes Kohr K40A

Fully laminated cello, economy model.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,500.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,679.00

Johannes Kohr K39

A laminated model, but a setup up from the Core Academy model. Aged maple neck.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$1,300.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$1,379.00