Welcome to our Cello Marketplace!

If you are looking for or wanting to sell a cello, this is the place for you. Listings are free to all CCS members.

To place an ad, simply send to info@clevelandcello.com the text as you would like it to appear. We also will post a maximum of four (4) photos.

Attention All Cellists and Cello Teachers

Beautiful cello, French Mirecourt School, 1821

Maker: F. Breton Brevete

Papers from Wm. Moennig and Sons, Philadelphia and Julie Reed-Yeboah Fine Violins, New York.

Valued at $30,000, price negotiable.

Contact: (216) 371-5675 or (216) 554-5990

Jonathan Li Master Grade Montagnana Cello VC503 2012

Price: $7,500 or best offer. Can also sell without the case.

The time has come for me to sell my Jonathan Li Montagnana 2012 cello. This is Eastman Strings' master grade instrument. It's been a great instrument for me- I've played it all year during my studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music- I've just decided that I'm so small that a 7/8 size instrument will fit me better. All of the photos were taken in our lovely practice room facility on campus!

This instrument was originally sold in the shop of Linda West who set up the cello and gave it a beautiful set of boxwood pegs and a boxwood Bois D'Harmonie tailpiece. I bought it in Kansas City from a cello teacher and have since had it worked on by the renowned luthier Karl Roy. Mr Roy did a tonal adjustment of the instrument and gave it a new sound post and his own carved Belgian bridge. Since these adjustments the cello has really sounded wonderful and it has fit my needs well as a young aspiring professional cellist.

The cello also comes with my great Hightech by Bam case- It's the model with wheels. It's a fantastic case that retails now new for around $1700.

This is Eastman Strings' statement on the Li cello model:

The Jonathan Li VC503 Cello from Eastman Strings 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.

If you'd like to hear some sound examples of the instrument just message me! I have some clips I could send your way.

If you're at all interested in the cello, please send in an offer! I'll consider any serious offer you make.

Email: mstraw@oberlin.edu

Roth Cello for Sale

Appraised by Terry Carlin at $5,000; we are asking $3,700, negotiable.  Interested persons can contact William Schoeffler at 216-482-7435 or at william6389@gmail.com

Mid-19th century Tyrolean cello for sale

The instrument has a medium grained, two-piece spruce top, a two piece maple back with irregular flames descending from the center join, and matching maple ribs and scroll.  The varnish is brown over a gold ground. The instrument has an identifying label inside the bass f-hole which reads:

Vincenzo Ruger detto il Per Cremona 1737

Measurements (mm): Length of back 733, upper bout 335, middle bout 226, lower bout 420.  It has had a new fingerboard, new bridge, carbon-fiber tailpiece, soundpost, carbon fiber endpin and brand-new Hill-style pegs along with a lovely French polish.  

Appraised in 2013 for $16,500.  For further information or to make an offer, please contact Kristin Smith at  E-mail: kristinmsmith81167@gmail.com or call (479) 264-1351

Half Size Cello for Sale

Half size Hoffman made in 2012, nurtured by one owner. Case and extra set of strings included for $900.

Email Milo: m.moonwolf@gmail.com