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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

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 €

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
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • German viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • Antique French violin. J.T.L. Mirecourt
  • 1/2 - Excellent Italian 1/2 violin by Carlo di Citta, 1999
  • 3/4 - Fabulous French 3/4 violin, J.T.L. "L'incomparable" made in 1894
  • 1/2 - Antique French 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Compagnon c.1880
  • 3/4 - Violin by E. L. Gütter. Markneukirchen, approx. 1920
  • Excellent 1960's Markneukirchen violin bow
  • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone
  • German Violin bow. By Albert Thomä, Markneukirchen
  • Lightweight violin bow by C. A. Hoyer. Markneukirchen c.1940
  • Czech 7/8 violin. "Lady's violin", c.1940
  • French violin, Didelot by Laberte, Mirecourt, 1920's
  • Guillaume Maline: Rare violin, France, circa 1820
  • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • SALE: Richard Grünke: Fine contemporary violin bow
  • Fine German master bow, Hermann Prell school
  • Professional violin bow by Carl Albert Nürnberger (certificate Klaus Grünke)
  • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
  • Modern Italian violin of the Pollastri-school: Bruno Piastri, 1993
  • Old Italian violin, Officina Claudio Monteverde, Cremona 1921
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna - concert master choice!
  • Modern violin for sale by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995
  • Justin Derazey, French violin dated approx. 1880