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Cellos

The cello (violoncello) is considered the stringed instrument 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 for sale, 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. Antique cellos for sale at Corilon violins: each one offered in perfect condition, ready to play, with 30 days returns, optional certificate, competently set up and approved by our qualified violin makers. Follow the link to see some of the cellos we have sold.

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

This recommendable old cello was crafted presumably in England in the late 20th centu ...

Inventory No.: 3684
Provenance: prob. England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.6 cm
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 4,000.00 €

Old Viennese cello by Anton Ostrizek, 1927
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This Viennese master cello is a true rarity and was crafted by Anton Ostrizek in 1927 ...

Inventory No.: 5133
Provenance: Vienna
Maker: Anton Ostrizek
Length of back: 74.6 cm
Year: 1927
Price: 6,500.00 €

Eduard Tauscher, cello approx. 1920 - table

As a young master luthier, Eduard Tauscher is said to have made his first violins fro ...

Inventory No.: 2633
Provenance: Erlbach near Markneukirchen
Maker: Eduard Tauscher
Length of back: 75.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 8,500.00 €


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

This historic Viennese cello is a magnificent instrument from Beethoven's day and was ...

Inventory No.: 3863
Provenance: Vienna
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 74.0 cm
Year: 1800 - 1820
Price: 16,500.00 €

cello by Collin-Mézin, 1923

Charles Collin-Mézin, one of the early 20th century’s leading French violin makers, c ...

Inventory No.: A113
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Collin-Mézin fils
Length of back: 75.7 cm
Year: 1923
Price: 22,000.00 €


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Markneukirchen violin by Louis Dölling, Jr., 1930's
  • Attractive antique Czech violin. 19th century
  • Contemporary master violin by Marc de Sterke
  • SALE Justin Derazey workshop, French violin dated approx. 1880
  • Antique French 1/2 violin. Mirecourt, c.1920
  • SALE Violin - handmade, 1980's
  • Old Saxon violin. Wilhelm Herwig, 1920's, warm, sweet sound
  • SALE Antique violin from Saxony.  Approx. 1870
  • SALE Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Jacques-Pierre Thibout: Fine French violin, Paris 1839
  • SALE Fine Mittenwald violin by Peter Hornsteiner, circa 1790 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • SALE H. Derazey workshop, fine 19th century French violin
  • Fine violin by Christian Olivier & Paul Bisch Paris 1927
  • SALE W. E. Hill & Sons violin bow by Edgar Bishop, circa 1930
  • Giuseppe Lucci, Rome 1967: fine Italian viola (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Northern German master violin - Franz Reber, 1922
  • SALE Outstanding antique German violin, approx. 1920
  • Umberto Lanaro, Padova 1968, Italian viola (certificate Robert Bein)
  • Fine Italian viola, Mario Bedocchi, 1922 (certificate by Eric Blot)
  • SALE Luigi Vistoli, Italian violin made in 1943 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPORVED French viola, Joseph Nicolas fils, 1849
  • Antique French 3/4 violin, J.T.L.
  • Markneukirchen master violin by Werner Voigt, Guarnerius model
  • Master violin after Gaetano Chiocchi