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Cheap Cellos for Sale

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Are you looking to find the absolute best deal on a new cello instrument? Thankfully there are still high quality cheap cellos for sale online.

Did you know the cello is the second largest member of the string musical instrument family? It is also an essential component of a symphony orchestra.

Cellos have four strings. They produce tones an octave lower than the viola. Interesting, their voice is similar to the human bass. If you’re looking to purchase a cello, you can find cheap cello for sale to start.

Fun fact: the cello is made in two sizes, full and fractional. Selecting a proper sized cello can be complex. It should fit your body because your arms, legs, and body length must all correspond with your cello.

Three cello categories are important to be knowledgeable of:

1. Student: models are designed for beginners and often made by machine.

Blue Student Cello

2. Intermediate: models are designed for players who understand the fundamentals of good playing, and are crafted with better quality workmanship (often by hand).

3. Professional: designed for the professional player and a favorite among serious students, these cellos are made of the finest wood.

Student cellos are often made of maple, which is excellent for high friction parts (the pegs and fingerboard). These models are usually dyed to resemble ebony, the choice material of professional models. You can find cheap violas for sale by searching for secondhand, but most new models will fit into a modest budget. Teachers recommend:

Florea Recital II at $300 to $600
Bellafina Model 50 at $400 to $800
Engelhardt ES5 Series at $500 to $1,000

Solid Wood Cello
Intermediate cellos offer better sound. Pegs and fingerboards are generally made of ebony.

Most intermediate models have some amount of handcrafting involved. Some intermediate models closely resemble professional models without the price tag. Recommended brands include:

Engelhardt E120OF at $800 to $1,500
Engelhardt School Model at $600 to $1,200
Knilling Perfection I at $800 to $1,000

Professional cellos are constructed of the finest wood and are almost always 100% handcrafted. Recommended brands include:

Karl Willhelm Model 55 at $2,900 to $4,000
Karl Willhelm Model 2000 at $3,900 to $5,300

Remember: you can find a bargain on a student, intermediate, or professional cello; cheap cellos for sale can be found most often online. Now you don't have to spend too much to get a great high quality instrument that will last you for years to come.



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