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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 for sale 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 competently restored by our qualified violin makers violin makers and offered ready to play.

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

SALE: 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: 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

SALE: Good English Cello, made around 1950

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


Fine 3/4 cello - top
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German 3/4 cello, circa 1860

Inventory No.: 2537
Provenance: Markneukirchen/Klingenthal
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 67.2 cm
Year: approx. 1860
Price: 5500.0 €

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Mittenwald cello from the Eugen Gärtner collection

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

Fine 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
  • 3/4 -Antique 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1880
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE: Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, c.1900
  • Bohemian student violin, c.1960/1970
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • SALE: Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • SALE: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • TONALLY IMPROVED: Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • Fine quality viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • 1/2 - Mittenwald violin, Sebastian Hornsteiner, 1970
  • 3/4 - small antique 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin, Eugen Gärtner stock
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Christoph Götting, contemporary elite master violin
  • Giovanni Lazzaro, Padova 1990: Italian violin
  • Hopf, Klingenthal, early violin approx. 1800
  • Violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910
  • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
  • H. Emile Blondelet, French violin, No. 235
  • SALE: French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth concert violin, Bubenreuth, 1965
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Fine Czech master violin after Guarneri, Schönbach, 1920
  • Josef Rieger, 1927: Old Mittenwald violin