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Cellos and Basses

We have Cellos (also known as Violoncellos) and Basses (also known as String bass), Double bass, Upright bass, Standup bass, Acoustic bass, Bass violin, or Bass fiddles) made by Italian, German, English, French, Czech, Canadian and Chinese craftsmen are available here regularly.  Please inquire if you have a specific request for a fine old master instrument. 

Listed below are some of the fine Cellos and Basses we currently have in stock.

Included are 1/16 Cellos and 7/8 Cellos

We also have some special Cellos chairs.

NOTE: Some of our finest instruments are not listed on this site. Please inquire about specific requests.

All consignments will be considered.

Trade-ins are also welcome. We usually give two-thirds (or sometimes more) of the original price back on trade-in instruments and bows purchased here if they are in the same condition as when we sold them, barring normal usage. If you have an instrument or bow that was not originally sold to you by us, we will also be happy to consider it for trade-in.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted.

Photos available on request. E-mail us

Piergiuseppe ESPOSTI
1983 Cremona Italy
#4/4-2400
A full, rich, big-sounding professional cello made by a well-known and highly-respected Italian maker. Excellent condition. A pleasure to play. $50,000
RIEDSTRA and his workshop
#4/4-785
2001Stradivari model cello. Made by Henry Riedstra and his workshop in Stratford, Ontario in 2001. This fine quality cello has a big tone and quick response.  It is made of the finest European tonewood in the Cremonese style.  Henry Riedstra made the varnish as well $28,000
Made by Neuner & Hornsteiner 1886, Baiern, Mittenwald, Germany. Cello #4/4-4064
Presently in restoration in our workshop. Genuine, professional cello.
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$18000
"Istvan Ordig, Budapest, Hungary 1986 #62" cello Fine Hungarian cello. Shaded brown varnish. Very fine condition and sound. $12000
"Nicolas Bertolini, by J.T.Lamy, France. c.1935 Cello. #4/4-3475 Genuine French cello in very fine condition. Stradivari model. Dark red Brown. Sound projects very well. Made by Jerome Thibouville Lamy in Mirecourt, France. $12000
Dom.Montagnana c. 1950 Cello #4/4 - 1590 Dom.Montagnana c. 1950 Cello #4/4 - 1590
Very fine Hungarian-made cello c.1950. Modelled on a "Domenico Montanana 1738 Venice" cello. Attractive medium-dark orange-brown. Very fine sound and condition.
$9500
Calin Wultur, 2011 Cello. #4/4-2488 The top model Piatti #7, elite handmade cello by Master makers in the Calin Wultur shop of Reghin Romania. Made of the finest curly maple and tone-wood spruce. Beautiful varnish. Very good sound. Serial#107416. $9500
Paul Federer, 1988, #54II, Waterloo, ON. Cello. #4/4-3567 Well-made entirely by the well-respected, prize-winning, Canadian luthier Paul Federer who made over 150 violins, violas and cellos. Golden brown varnish. Very fine condition. Pleasant, enjoyable sound.. $9000
Johann Wilhelm Bindernagel shop cello c.1820 Gotha. #4/4-519 This is an old German cello from the Johann Wilhelm Bindernagel shop as indicated on its label. Nice old sound, medium power. Comfortable fit and lightweight. $8500
"Luigi Fabris 1871" copy. c.1890 Germany. #4/4-541 Old Cello c.1880, labelled "Luigi Fabris...1871".  Guarneri del Gesu model.  Sound is pleasing to play and listen to. It's warm, responsive, and resonant. We made some restorations to the original top plate recently. It's all back together and playing very well.
I even played it in a video for my grand kids!.
$8000
Andreas Eastman model 906
 
Andreas EASTMAN cello model 906. Highly skilled makers make these superior cellos. Beautiful sound and very good projection. Hand-carved of highest quality spruce and finest flamed maple. Artistically applied shaded brown on a golden ground varnish. Best visual and tonal qualities. By special order
$975
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Xu Chang Sun, 2018 m304.Cello. #4/4-3584 High quality Stradivari model cello crafted from the finest, attractive tone woods by Master luthier Xu Chang Sun and his workshop in Beijing. Powerful, projecting, resonant sound. Mint condition. $7500
Jay Haide "Special" L'ancienne European wood 2020 Cello. #4/4-3980. Even better-sounding than the regular Jay Haide cellos due to the fine European tonewoods. Nice, antique varnish, slightly lighter in shading than the regular Jay Haide antique model. $6900
Bela von Kabay Shop, Made in Hungary, c1974"
#4/4-2533
Good Hungarian cello made of fine tone woods - spruce and maple. Was
played professionally in Europe.
$5500
"Jay Haide Ruggeri L'ancienne" 2019 cello. #4/4-4054  Attractive, antiqued, medium-dark reddish-brown varnish, and pleasant sound that projects well. $4950
Calin Wultur, Romania 2011
      SOLD
New Joseph Guarneri filius Andreas model cello. Beautiful spruce and maple selected for pleasant, smooth sound that projects very well. $4800
Andreas EASTMAN cello model 605      Superior sound with pleasing complexity. Very responsive with power when needed.  Hand-carved of very fine select spruce and well-flamed maple.  Attractively shaded varnish -- from dark orange-brown to lighter yellow-brown in some places in the manner of an older instrument.   Montagnana or Stradivari models. 
Model 605 is available in 7/8 size too.
$5000
Jay Haide Montagnana Venice-style Cello. #4/4-3639  Attractive "L'ancienne" antique style cello with big rich, warm sound.. $4950
Andreas EASTMAN cello model 405
#4/4-2780  
Very fine, full responsive sound. Hand-carved of select spruce and fine
flamed maple. Hand-rubbed oil varnish in attractive antique finish. Set up
with professional strings as most of our cellos are.
$4000
"Waldimar Salieri" 2016 BAROQUE CELLO 
#4/4-3414
This is a newly-made baroque cello of finest quality tone woods. It has a baroque neck, fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece and gut strings.  Highly figured beautiful maple and spruce of select quality for beautiful baroque sound. Nice workmanship. Enjoyable to play.This is the type of cello setup that would have been used in the time of Bach and Mozart, if you'd like to look and sound authentic. $3885
Andreas EASTMAN cello model 305  Very fine professional rich responsive sound.  Hand-carved of select spruce and flamed maple. Antiqued to look like an old German cello in dark reddish-brown varnish. $3500
Samuel EASTMAN cello OUTFIT model 100 Nice hand-carved cello with full, responsive sound. Professional setup. Ebony fittings with Wittner tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. Warm golden-brown. This includes a well-padded cello bag and strong bow with good horsehair. E-mail for
special pricing
Samuel EASTMAN cello OUTFIT model 200 Fine, rich, responsive sound. Higher quality materials, wood, and even finer workmanship than the 100 model. Professional setup. Warm golden-brown. A good wooden bow and well-padded bag are included. Fine professional strings are on this cello. E-mail for
special pricing
Antonio Stradivari model Czechoslovakian c.1950 Cello.#4/4-3386. Made in Czechoslovakia of spruce and maple. Red Brown varnish. $2850
Hofner, 1990 m6 German cello. #4/4-4036. Fine German workmanship in this fully carved spruce and maple cello with ebony fingerboard. Good sound. $2800
"Woodbridge Vivace" VC10019, 2004 Cello. #4/4-3845 Handmade of good spruce and nicely flamed Maple back, sides. We made and carved a new flamed maple neck and ebony fingerboard for it. It has the original scroll. Nice cello. $2550
Sheryl & Roth USA #SR55HE4 Cello. #4/4-3794 Well made in their workshop in China of fine tone-wood spruce and maple. Fully setup and shop-adjusted in the US, and by us here in Canada. $1995
"Gewa Pure" cello outfit, 2015.
#4/4-3227
4/4-3227 "Gewa Pure" cello outfit, 2015.
 This cello has semi-professional fine sounding Jargar strings from Denmark, German "Teller" bridge.
$1490
STENTOR
Model II Cello Outfit.
(British firm with workshop in China).  Hand carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back, ribs and neck. This is a complete outfit that we set up specially with professional strings, properly cut soundpost, bridge, dressed real ebony fingerboard and ebony pegs.  It comes with a good bow, and good padded black softshell case. An excellent value. $1450
YAMATI cello outfit
#4/4-3813
Fully carved spruce top and maple back cello. Made in 2009. Includes vinyl bag and wooden bow. $1450
"Antonio Stradivarius model, 2002" Cello. #4/4-3139
 Fully carved real spruce and maple cello, made in China. Good starter cello outfit.
$1295
Menzel cello outfit. New
Fully carved spruce and maple cello with upgraded Jargar strings for good sound. Bridge, pegs, tailpiece, endpin and soundpost perfectly adjusted in our Workshop. Bow and bag included.. 
$1295
1/16 EASTMAN cello model 100
Nice hand-carved cello with full, responsive sound. High grade strings.  All ebony fittings with Wittner tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. Warm golden-brown.
Outfit price with good K. Holtz bow and well-padded bag is $1480.00
$1295
1/10 EASTMAN cello model 100
Nice hand-carved cello with full, responsive sound. High grade strings.  All ebony fittings with Wittner tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. Warm golden-brown. $1680
1/10 STENTOR
Model II Cello Outfit.
(British firm with workshop in China).  Hand carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back, ribs and neck. This is a complete outfit that we set up specially with professional strings, properly cut soundpost, bridge, dressed real ebony fingerboard and ebony pegs.  It comes with a good bow, and good padded black softshell case. An excellent value. $1095
1/8 STENTOR
Model II Cello Outfit.
(British firm with workshop in China).  Hand carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back, ribs and neck. This is a complete outfit that we set up specially with professional strings, properly cut soundpost, bridge, dressed real ebony fingerboard and ebony pegs.  It comes with a good bow, and good padded black softshell case. An excellent value. $1095
1/8 Student model
Cello outfit.  New 2001
#764
Handcarved in Beijing from fine spruce and maple. With good wooden bow and good cello bag. $895
1/4 Andrew Schroetter German cello outfit. (used)
#6005
Fine cello made of good spruce and maple. Good bow and bag. $2200
1/4 EASTMAN cello model 100
Nice hand-carved cello with full, responsive sound. High grade strings.  All ebony fittings with Wittner tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. Warm golden-brown.
Outfit price with good K. Holtz bow and well-padded bag is $1480.00
$1295
1/4 STENTOR
Model II Cello Outfit.
(British firm with workshop in China).  Hand carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back, ribs and neck. This is a complete outfit that we set up specially with professional strings, properly cut soundpost, bridge, dressed real ebony fingerboard and ebony pegs.  It comes with a good bow, and good padded black softshell case. An excellent value. $1095
1/2 size Old German cello Fine old brown 1/2 size German cello. Great tone $6500
1/2 German cello labelled: "Copy of Antonio Stradivari - Munchen c. 1960
#1419
Very fine sound quality. High grade spruce top and fine quality maple back and sides $3500
1/2 STENTOR
Model II Cello Outfit.
(British firm with workshop in China).  Hand carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back, ribs and neck. This is a complete outfit that we set up specially with professional strings, properly cut soundpost, bridge, dressed real ebony fingerboard and ebony pegs.  It comes with a good bow, and good padded black softshell case. An excellent value. $1095
1/2 KISO Suzuki cello outfit 1973
#402
Well repaired condition. Small 1/2 size. Laminated back and sides with solid spruce top. $595
1/2 cello Made in Czechoslovakia (used)
#739
Laminated top and back. With cello bag. $750
1/2 EASTMAN cello model 100
Nice hand-carved cello with full, responsive sound. High grade strings.  All ebony fittings with Wittner tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. Warm golden-brown.
Outfit price with good K. Holtz bow and well-padded bag is $1480.00
$1295
1/2 Markneukirchen, Germany. cello outfit 1988 (used)
#13/13
Laminated spruce top,  maple back and sides. Ebony fittings.
(Presently rented out)
$1250
3/4 Karl Knilling cello outfit.
#0122
Made in Romania about 1980. Good spruce and maple tone woods $1500
3/4 Wilhelm Eberle, German cello c. 1960
#173
7/8 size neck on 3/4 cello. Laminated top and back. With Brazilwood bow and cello bag. $880
3/4 Karl Weber, Dresden (shop in China) Model 25 cello outfit (used)      SOLD
#429              
Good sounding solid carved spruce and maple cello. With bow and cello bag. $2500
3/4 Giovanni Basino cello
#1297            
High grade 3/4 cello. Hand carved solid spruce top; handcarved maple back and sides.  Made for us in Beijing in 2005.   It's a fine sounding and good looking instrument in new condition. $2000
3/4 Suzuki Japanese Outfit made in Japan in 1969.   Hand carved solid Spruce top and laminated maple back. $750
3/4 Czechoslovakian Made in Czechoslovakia. Laminated dark red-brown cello outfit. $750
3/4 STENTOR
Model II Cello Outfit.
(British firm with workshop in China).  Hand carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back, ribs and neck. This is a complete outfit that we set up specially with professional strings, properly cut soundpost, bridge, dressed real ebony fingerboard and ebony pegs.  It comes with a good bow, and good padded black softshell case. An excellent value. $1095
3/4 EASTMAN cello model 100
Nice hand-carved cello with full, responsive sound. High grade strings.  All ebony fittings with Wittner tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. Warm golden-brown.
Outfit price with good K. Holtz bow and well-padded bag is $1480.00
$1295
"Christian Gliga, 12.2015" 7/8 cello. #7/8 - 3802 High quality professional Gama model 7/8 size cello made in Reghin Romania by Christian Gliga and his Workshop. Very fine condition with only one small hard to see repair on the top at the left side of the saddle. Excellent sound.
(Very reasonablely priced)..
$3950
7/8 size Samuel Eastman model 100 cello outfit
 Fine quality, consistently fine workmanship and sound. Dependable, fully carved spruce and maple cello. With bow and very well padded bag with handles and pockets where you want them.
Competitive price. please call us.
 
7/8 Giovani Basino 
Artist model cello     
#486
Fine sound and very fine workmanship. Made in Beihing, 2000. Fine spruce and maple tone woods. Hand carved in Beijing. $2895
Several German, Czech and Korean student cellos Old and new, in 1/4, 1/2, 3/4,  4/4 sizes and one 1/8 size with case  -- Most with carved spruce tops and carved maple backs, sides, neck and scroll. $850-
$2500
Cello chair by "Adjustrite USA."
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Cello chair by "Adjustrite USA." FULLY adjustable in height folding cello. - player chair. Set at medium notch of 7 settings in the picture. The chair that matches your exact height at ages 6 - adult. $349
Cellist's Studio Chair Adjustable height "Studio Chair" for use by cellists or teachers. Black metal frame, vinyl comfortable seat.. $299

String Basses
Note
: 3/4 size is the standard size for Basses.
We sometimes have 5/8, 7/8 and 4/4 size basses too. Please check by email.
All prices in Canadian Dollars
CURRENCY CONVERSION

Xue Chang Sun
3/4 bass, 2002
#344
Professional 3/4 "Master Artist" model string bass. Antique Brown Oil finish. Handsome curly maple back, sides, neck and scroll, with highgrade tonewood spruce top. Ebony fingerboard. 41.5 inch string length. "D" neck. Violin type corners. Very fine resonant sound. Brass heads. $8500
 
Henry Riedstra Modern Cremona, Italy model, 3/4 arch back Bass with fine aged European woods. Not available yet
Peter Chandler
3/4 BASS
This is a well carved bass made of Canadian spruce and Canadian maple with ebony fingerboard. It is a fine example of workmanship since it also has the head of a lion carved in place of the usual scroll. Very intriguing and attractive. Recent new setup. It has a very good resonant sound. Made in 2006. Price by request
Andreas Eastman basses and outfits
Various models and sizes.
3/4 size or 7/8 size. All carved spruce top and carved maple back, sides neck and scroll. Attractive brown varnish.
Prices on request. Ranging from $5500 - 7900.
$5500 - 7900
Samuel Eastman Bass Model 200 3/4 or 7/8 size. Fully carved spruce and maple, 'upright' String Bass.
Handmade, with Brass Tyrolean head tuners, Ebony fingerboard and ebony tailpiece. Helicore orchestra (warmer) strings, or Hybrid (brighter).
$Inqure
Stentor Conservatoire new 3/4 bass Outfit Our #4003 Very fine condition. Nice curly maple back and sides. Good quality spruce top. Brown finish. Good sound. Fully set up in our shop. Bass Bow and bag included. $3900
Samuel Eastman Bass Model 305 1/4, 3/4 or 7/8 size.Fully carved spruce and maple Bass with an attractive dark, red-brown, German, antique-style varnish. Responsive with tonal integrity. Professional French tuning machines on the pegbox.
Available with violin corners or Gamba corners. Also available in a 5-string model (for only $600 extra). Comes with helicore hybrid, or helicore orchestra strings..
$7500 - $8000
Samuel Eastman Bass Outfits.
Various sizes.
1/2, 3/4 or 7/8 size. Carved Spruce top and laminated maple back and sides, with carved maple neck and scroll. Very fine sound. Nice darker brown varnish.   Well-padded bass bag. $3000 - $4250
Norman Sinom, 2000 Bass. #cdvd19-1645 Fully hand-carved spruce and maple bass, with good oil varnish. Has a special "Hipshot" gizmo on the tailpiece that lets you play down to low C on the E string. Attractive sound. $2950
Eastman 1/2 size bass, Fine laminated Eastman 1/2 size bass, model 85. $2700

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