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Discover old cellos, antique cellos and master cellos at Corilon violins: each one competently restored by our qualified violin makers violin makers and offered ready to play. Musicians of any musical persuasion are sure to discover interesting old cellos and antique cellos, 3/4 cellos and cello bows for sale with personality in Corilon violins online collection. Browse a selection of some sold cellos or 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. 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.

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

This recommendable old cello was crafted presumably in England and around 1950 by an  ...

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

This good English cello for sale was crafted around 1950 by an unknown master in a Br ...

Inventory No.: 2402
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.1 cm
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 5000.0 €

Mittenwald cello from the Eugen Gärtner collection
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Amongst the most highly regarded ateliers of the late 19th and early 20th century, th ...

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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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: 18500.0 €


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Alois Fütterer, Mittenwald violin c.1930
  • Violin of quality from Markneukirchen,. Kurt Raabs, 1930's
  • H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow, c.1930
  • 3/4 - French 3/4 violin bow. Ary France, Mirecourt
  • Older Markneukirchen violin, 1940's
  • SALE: Antique German 3/4 violin. For young talents, Markneukirchen
  • Gold mounted violin bow. Markneukirchen c.1920
  • Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow. Circa 1920
  • Cristiano Ferrazzi. Italian violin op. 120
  • German violin. Made by F. C. Louis, Saarbrücken, early 20th century
  • George Adolphe Chanot, soloist violin no. 212
  • Excellent French violin bow, Jerome Thibouville-Lamy (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Modern Italian violin. Lorenzo Bergonzi, Mantova, 1992
  • Antique violin from Saxony, after Antonio Stradivari, approx. 1880
  • French viola bow. Marc Laberte, silver mounted, c.1950
  • Master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel. Erlbach / Markneukirchen 1988
  • German viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • Czech Violin, c.1910. Warm, large sound
  • Old German violin. The Violin model after Maggini, Markneukirchen, approx. 1900
  • Antique Czech lion's head violin, approx. 1920 - tradidtion & fiddle
  • SALE: French violin. J.T.L. Mirecourt. c.1930
  • Fine Neuner & Hornsteiner 3/4 violin, Mittenwald, c.1850
  • German 3/4 student violin. Saxony, 1950ies
  • German violin by Boosey & Hawkes