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Where can I get a quality cello?

Asked by coconuts (9points) September 14th, 2010

I’m 12 years old and I am looking for a quality cello that doesn’t that cost me much more than $450-ish… Any ideas?

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amazingme's avatar

Where you can purchase a cello of good quality for you budget really depends on where you live, I feel. I know where I live I had many of places that I could’ve purchased my cello from. For example, I got my cello from a violin shop called Brobst.

So I recommend doing research on the instrument shops in your area and checking their prices and reviews. Shops usually let you play the instrument you’re interested in before purchasing or renting.

I really recommend that you just don’t go ahead a buy the first cello you see that’s in the price range. Most shops have payment plans. I knew I couldn’t afford my $2,000 cello straight up, but the store let me have a payment plan, where I would pay maybe $200 a month until it is payed off.

So, really you just need to search your area, and also maybe search ebay or craigslist. I recently bought a new cello case that would’ve been $300, but the lady selling it sold it to me for $75 and it’s in mint condition.

I really hope this helps!! The cello is a beautiful instrument and can take you many places in life. I know it has for me. :D

toaster's avatar

Ebay might be up your alley, just be smart about it. High resolution pics to check for intricate flaws, reputable seller, what percent feedback feedback (usually 95%+ just to be sure) etc.

kariered's avatar

If you get one off the internet be very careful. Lots of people end up buying an instrument off the web, then realize it’s unplayable then have to take it to a shop and spend more money to get it set up correctly. It’s a lot different than buying an electric guitar.

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