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Cellos

Cellos (violoncellos) are considered the stringed instruments that most closely resembles the male human voice. The cello tone does indeed have a unique, singing character which especially antique cellos project with huge volume, an incomparable range of nearly five octaves and an extravagant wealth of registers. From baroque music to jazz and even to popular music, there is hardly a genre that is not played with old cellos. Far more than a mere “little bass”, as its name suggests, cellos as being the deepest voice in the violin family have a musical radius that extend from solo performance to various ensemble combinations. Constructing a versatile stringed instrument as the cello may be described with little exaggeration as the crowning achievement of the luthiers’ art. Discriminating musicians of any musical persuasion are sure to discover interesting old cellos and antique cellos, 3/4 cellos and cello bows with personality in our online collection. Search our website for cellos of a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "German cello" or "3/4 cello" into the search box. Discover old cellos, antique cellos and master cellos at Corilon violins: each one professionally restored by the luthiers in our violin shop and offered ready to play.

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French 3/4 cello by J.T.L.
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Antique French 3/4 cello by J.T.L., approx. 1880

Inventory No.: 2093
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: J.T.L.
Length of back: 69.5 cm
Year: approx. 1880
Price: 4500.0 €

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English cello, 1984, H.E. Runnacles  - table

English cello, mid 20th century

Inventory No.: 3684
Provenance: prob. England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.6 cm
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 5000.0 €

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Good English Cello, made around 1950

Inventory No.: 2402
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.1 cm
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 5500.0 €


Wilfried Leonhardt, Mittenwald - 3/4 sized cello, ca. 1970 - table

3/4 Cello by Wilfried Leonhardt, Mittenwald

Inventory No.: 2381
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Wilfried Leonhardt
Length of back: 68.8 cm
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 6000.0 €

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Fine 3/4 cello - top

German 3/4 cello, circa 1860

Inventory No.: 2537
Provenance: Markneukirchen/Klingenthal
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 67.2 cm
Year: approx. 1860
Price: 6500.0 €

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Mittenwald cello from the Eugen Gärtner collection

Mittenwald cello from the Eugen Gärtner collection

Inventory No.: 2714
Provenance: Mittenwald / Stuttgart
Maker: Eugen Gärtner
Length of back: 75.5 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 8500.0 €

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Eduard Tauscher, cello approx. 1920 - table

Old German Cello by Eduard Tauscher, circa 1920

Inventory No.: 2633
Provenance: Erlbach near Markneukirchen
Maker: Eduard Tauscher
Length of back: 75.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 9500.0 €

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Very beautiful Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820 - top

Very beautiful Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820

Inventory No.: 3863
Provenance: Vienna
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 74.0 cm
Year: 1800 - 1820
Price: 18500.0 €


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Mario Gadda, Italian violin suitable for soloists, 1995 - warm, radiant tone
  • 3/4 - German 3/4 master violin, A. Fritsch, 1950
  • Antique French Mirecourt violin, approx. 1920 - warm, somewhat mellow tone
  • Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • Franco Abanelli, Italian violin - Bologna, 1997
  • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
  • Outstanding Czech Violin by Mathias Heinicke, student of Eugeni Degani in Venice, 1911
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow
  • Lothar Seifert, strong silver mounted viola bow, c.1980
  • Lightweight violin bow by Otto Dürrschmidt, silver mounted
  • F. C. Pfretzschner, powerful, active violin bow - silver
  • Recommendable Italian violin, 1970's, probably Giudici - warm, golden sound
  • Old German violin, c.1900, with a warm, large sound
  • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1910
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen, fine 1922 violin - Guarnerius model
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1960's
  • Interesting Southern Italian violin, early 20th century
  • Italian violin, Primo Contavalli, 1973 (certificate Benjamin Schröder)
  • Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame, Venice
  • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
  • WORKED OVER/ NEW SOUND SAMPLE: 3/4 - violin, elegant French "Copie de Stradivari"
  • Fine Viennese master violin by Franz Angerer, 1898