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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.

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. $45,000
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 $20,000
Andrea CASTELLANI 2005 This fine Italian cello maker was born in 1968 in Cervio, Italy and graduated from the professional School of Violin Making in Cremona, Italy 1993. The cello has golden oil varnish, the best quality of woods and workmanship, and produces an excellent full, responsive, big professional tone. A Certificate of Authenticity (with photos) from the maker accompanies the instrument. $20,000
Lothar Tews, 1998. Fine cello by Canadian Cello maker. Golden oil varnish. Fine tone and condition. Inquire
Johann Wilhelm Bindernagel shop cello c.1820 Gotha. 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
Old German cello
# 541
Old Cello c.1880, labelled "Luigi Fabris...1871".  Guarneri del Gesu model.  Sound is warm, responsive and powerful. We made a new top for this cello out of the finest old tone wood, and varnished it to match the instrument, since the old top was damaged. $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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Calin Wultur, Romania 2012
Model 7           SOLD
#4/4-2741
This is fine copy of a cello made by Joseph Guarnerius filius Andreas in the early 1700's. Serial #108298. Beautiful, fully carved spruce and maple selected for prominant sound with full tone that projects well.
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
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
EASTMAN cello model 605        This cello is of superior quality and sound. Finest quality maple and aged spruce, detailed workmanship, and lightly antiqued varnish. Rich and powerful tone with a pleasing complexity. We cut and fit the bridge and set it up with professional strings, and German Wittner tailpiece. $5000
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
Andreas EASTMAN cello model 405
#4/4-2780   SOLD
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.
 
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. $3250
Xue Chang SUN
#CJBD12     SOLD
Domenico Montagnana of Venice" model. Medium orange-brown on a golden
ground. Good sound with a little bit of edge for concertizing.
$2895
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
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
Jay Haide cellos
     
New plain varnished (Jay Haide), and antique varnished - Jay Haide a
l'ancienne - cellos. Very pleasant sounding and beautiful modern cellos in
various sizes.
E-mail for
special pricing
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.
Outfit price with good K. Holtz bow and well-padded bag is $1480.00
$1295
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
7/8 Giovani Basino      SOLD
Master model cello
Very fine sound and workmanship. Very fine spruce and maple tone woods. Professionally hand carved in Beijing. $4500
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."
PHOTO        SOLD
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.
Regular $349 Canadian. Our price $299.
$299
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
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Calin Wultur, Romania
#3/4 - 2807 Elite model 7
A Vincenso Panormo of England Elite model 7 bass. It is fully carved of Spruce and Flamed maple of the finest selected tonewoods, and made by the best master makers in the Calin Wultur Shop. $10600
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. $6500
 
Calin Wultur, Romania   SOLD
#3/4 - 2806 Elite model 6
A Vincenzo Panormo of England Elite model bass. Excellent fully-carved spruce and curly maple specially selected tone wood. The Elite model is made only by the their master makers.  
Calin Wultur, Romania   SOLD
#3/4 - 2805 Elite model 5
A Tomasso Carcassi of Italy Elite model bass. Very fine fully-carved spruce and curly maple. The Elite model is made only by the their master makers.  
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. $7500
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
3/4 Joseph Jan Dvorak, Czechoslovakia Good Handmade bass by Strunal in Czech Republic. Like new condition. Fully carved spruce top and maple back and sides. Has high quality Pirastro Flexocor German strings. $3950
Peter CHANDLER       SOLD
#66/174 1/2 - size #CSC1

 
A 1/2 size Bass made in 2004. This is his 174th instrument, and his 66th string bass! It has a detachable neck making it easier to transport a long distance, and easy to put together at your destination.  
Samuel Eastman Bass Outfits.
Various sizes.
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. $4500
Stentor Model II new bass  2017     SOLD A fine fully carved bass with spruce top and maple back and sides. Fully setup and ready to play.. $3500
Stentor Model 1850 Bass Outfits New and some used -- Solid carved spruce top and laminated maple back, sides, and neck. Good sound. Includes good Stentor bow and good Stentor bag. Height adjustors are included in the bridge, as are better strings. Please inquire
Joseph Jan Dvorak model 50/1
c.2006. #CCB517       SOLD
Laminated bass. 3/4 size standard upright string bass. Excellent condition.  
German laminated large 3/4 bass c.1960                   SOLD Very fine playing condition. Naturally worn original varnish.  
Eastman 1/2 size bass, 2008
#1/2 - 1794
Fine laminated Eastman 1/2 size bass, model 85. $2100
Chinese "ETUDE"    SOLD 3/4 size basses. Solid carved spruce tops. Nice finish. Laminated maple back and sides.  

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