At Gainesville Violins, there is an instrument for everyone! From entry level student cellos to professional workhorses. Every instrument is expertly setup and adjusted to help you bring out everything it can offer.
Our selection includes handmade moderns and century old antiques with a story all their own. Every instrument we sell carries a lifetime warranty to be free from defect, and that travels with the violin regardless of owner.
Instruments shown below are just a sample of our larger collection.
Since finding the right cello is such a monumental and personal choice, feel free to spend the day finding the perfect instrument for your needs.
7/8 Krystian Schaf
An exceedingly powerful and sweet cello that gives you the tone of a 4/4 with the ease of playing that a 7/8 affords. Marked down dueto cosmetic damage.
Emanuel Feuermann - Cello
Emanuel Feuermann Cello rentals include a case, bow, and rosin. Each E.F. is fitted with Thomastik strings or better, a Wittner tailpiece with built in fine tuners, a custom cut Aubert French bridge, and a custom fitted soundpost all adjusted for the best sound possible.
Included in the price is $5 rental insurance per month.
The rental periods are for 3 months at a time. If you are unsure of the size needed, please email or call and we will help you find what you need.
Please note that there are various styles that vary by size and some instruments will be used, differences will appear from instrument to instrument.
Hans Otto 201
This 4/4 Hans Otto is a wonderful student cello with easy playability. Fitted with Alphayue strings from Thomastik.
Hans Otto 301
The Hans Otto 301 4/4 cello is an advanced student cello with a stronger more complex tone than the 201. Fitted with Thomastik Alphayue strings and a Wittner tailpiece.
Krystian Schaf - SOLD
1710 Strad copy, Krystian Schaf marked down $900 due to cosmetic damage. A very powerful cello with lovely overtones, perfect for the advanced student.
This Primo cello is our new rental instrument, from West Coast Strings. A perfect rental that is fully carved with a sound that will blow away all other cellos in the orchestra!
Alfredo Primavera - Cremona
This magnificent cello is an Alfredo Primavera made in 1978 in Cremona Italy under the guidance of Virgilio Capellini. It is a fine example of Primavera's early work. Set up with Spirocore and Larsen strings and an Aubert Luxe bridge. Boasting a powerful resonance and sweetness of tone. An ideal instrument for the professional cellist that demands the most out of their instrument. Primavera made both meticulous reproductions of Stradivari and Montagnana at this time, and this particular cello is a Stradivari design.
The cello was appraised by David Michie Violins in Philadelphia.
"Alfredo Primavera comes from a well-known family of violinmakers; his grandfather Giuseppe; originally from Abruzzo in Italy, emigrated to the United States at the beginning of the nineteenth century and founded the House of Primavera in Philadelphia, today known all over the world. His father Adolfo was born in Philadelphia in 1930. He came to Cremona in 1947 and graduated the International Violinmaking School in 1951. In 1967 he returned to Philadelphia where he took over the family business on the death of his father, remaining with the business until his death in 1996.
Alfredo was born in 1954 and from childhood he frequented his grandfather's workshop. When he was thirteen he began studying violinmaking under the guidance of his father particularly specializing in the restoration of antique instruments. In 1972 he moved to Cremona to attend the International Violinmaking School where he was a pupil of the master Pietro Sgarabotto and Gio Batta Morassi. He graduated in 1975 and after working for two years in master V. Capellini's workshop he opened his own workshop in 1977 in front of the violinmaking school in Cremona. As well as his violins and violas of fine craftsmanship, be is also specialized in the production of violoncellos which faithfully follow the models of Stradivari and Montagnana.
His instruments are characterized by their meticulous finish and excellent acoustical qualities. They are particularly requested by professional musicians, andare sold in the United States, England and Japan. Alfredo Primavera is a connoisseur and expert of twentieth century Italian violins with a wide experience in buying selling and authentication."
Ruby - Decorated Maggini
This vibrant cello has a very resonate body that rings for days. The model is the Decorated Maggini - Ruby by Maple Leaf Strings of Cincinnati. As with the original Maggini, double purfling throughout and extensive purfling on the back, are masterfully done. Set up with anAubert bridge, Helicore strings, Perisian eye pegs, tailpiece with built-in fine tuners and a carbon fiber endpin.
Created in the spirit of the famous Haddock violin, this cello has an expertly applied red-brown antique varnish over high quality, well seasoned maple and spruce. Finished by expert Luthiers, specifically optimized for tonal clarity, response and projection in the construction process.
Set up with ebony fittings, one fine tuner, and helicore strings.