Where to buy Cello?

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said: Apr 5, 2007
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Thank you very much for all your advice with my first son’s violin.

His brother has been learning the cello and I think we need to move up to 3/4 size. While looking for the best way to buy, I wonder whether it is better to buy one from local shop or from online retailer, such as Sharmusic or Southwest strings. I am thinking of spending around 2,000 dollars on Cello plus some more on bow and case.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Jennifer Visick said: Apr 6, 2007
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
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Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
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Consider all options, and consult your teacher….

You may want to check out http://www.stringworks.com/, I have heard very good things about their maestro cello line, and it is in your price range. (Although, now that I have looked more closely at their website, they may not sell them at the size you want. Never hurts to call and ask, though).

P.S. wherever you purchase from, always take the instrument home for a week first, to try it out, before purchasing. Online shops should allow you to return the instrument (you pay shipping) if you end up not wanting to purchase it.

Karra said: May 6, 2007
 Cello
Stockholm 113 43, Sweden
51 posts

I second what RanieJen said about consulting your teacher- they will know about the local shops and the quality of the instruments, trustworthiness of the luthier, etc.
I’ve only seen a few StringWorks cellos, but so far I like what a see for the most part. Another place you should check out would be Cellos2go.com
Good luck!

“It may very well be music that will one day save the world”— Pablo Casals

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