Cello #1, cherry


This cello is not for sale, but I can make another one like it in 2-4 months. If you would like to come and try it out before you commission one to be built you’re very welcome, just let me know.  A cello like this one would cost $1300, other wood choices would cost more depending what they were.

This is the first cello I have built.  It is full 4/4 size, made from cherry wood with a spruce soundboard, bass bar and soundpost and a jatoba fingerboard. The pegs and endpin are ebony and were purchased premade. I used Henry Strobel’s book to build this cello and followed his patterns. The finish is Tru Oil. The strings on it now are D’Addario Preludes. The tailpiece is a Wittner with built in fine adjusters. I will be happy to answer your questions.

I am not able to ship cellos due to size. They would need to be picked up here or have other arrangements made. I apologize for the inconvenience.

—To see a video demonstration of this cello please follow the link below.  I have no cello playing skills so this video is courtesy of a generous visitor.—