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Rosalie Cancun said: Dec 21, 2016
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hi,
I am thinking of spending around 4,000 dollars on Cello. The question is where can i buy a good one for my son? from internet or a local business?

thanks

Stephanie Hughes said: Dec 22, 2016
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Try sharmusic.com in Ann Arbor, Michigan. a great company and also good customer service who offers and specializes in a complete range of cello, violin instruments and has been in the business for many years who are very reputable. i bought a violin from sharmusic recently and I am very happy. Good luck. Stephanie

John Kaboff said: Dec 22, 2016
John Kaboff
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
Vienna, VA
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I suggest calling tonarelli strings in Atlanta. I play on their bussotti model Cello as a third cello at my vacation home. It outplays most modern American Cello’s between 15 and $30,000. There are other cellos are good but this is the best and it is the second most expensive but within your budget

John Kaboff, Cellist & Teacher

Maria De Alba said: Dec 22, 2016
Maria De Alba
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
Bosques de las Cumbres Monterrey, NL, Mexico
4 posts

I suggest robertson’s violin.

María De Alba

Estudio Cello Suzuki Monterrey

Jennifer Visick said: Feb 8, 2017
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
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Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
1019 posts

Where do you live? There are many excellent luthier’s shops and knowing your approximate location would help in narrowing down recommendations for local shops.

For purchasing on the Internet, Shar is good, but also check out Stringworks.com.

Margaret Watts Romney said: Feb 9, 2017
Margaret Watts RomneySAA Staff
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
Boulder, CO
15 posts

Hi Rosalie,
It greatly depends on what region of the country you live in. If you live in a dry desert region, you should work with a local instrument seller. Wood goes through a huge number of changes from a humid to a dry climate, and this can cause cracks in the instrument. I’ve learned this the hard way. I lived and taught in Utah, really liked cellos from Potter Violins, encouraged my students to buy from them, cellos were shipped out, and within a year, all of them had cracks up the front of them. Heartbreaking!

In a desert region, the luthiers should take the front and back off the instrument, let the wood climatize for some time (a week?), and then glue it back together.

Best of luck!

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