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.
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!
Maple Leaf Strings - Chaconne
Inspired by the Italian classics, the Chaconne is marked by its fine attention to detail and its well balanced tonal qualities. Setup with an Aubert Bridge and Helicore strings.
Maple Leaf Strings - Ruby
The "Forma Buono" (Good model) Stradivarius design this cello is made after has a lovely tone, malted maple back, and rich red color. Setup with Aubert bridge and Helicore strings.
Core Select Stainer copy. This cello has a warmth and complexity of tone that gives it a distinct place among the Core instruments. Fuller arching, and wide placement of the f-holes impart these sweet, delicate acoustic qualities which reflect an earlier musical aesthetic. During his time, Jacob Stainer of Absam was in demand as a luthier for royal court musicians throughout Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. The beautiful, pre sound of the baroque period was embodied by the Stainer design, and for today's cellist this Core Select replica is particularly well-suited for orchestral and chamber music. Equipped with Larsen Magnacore strings.
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."
The Master Xu cello presents the highest quality professional instrument provided by Maple Leaf Strings. Hand selected tonewood is air dried for over a decade and precisely carved for optimum tonal produced. This cello is very powerful with endless color available to be pulled out.
Maple Leaf Strings - Lady Claire. Aesthetic beauty and aural brightness and clarity, the striking maple back is finished with a hand applied oil varnish anin warm chestnut and golden tones. Setup with built in fine tuners, Spirocore Tungsten C+G, Larsen Solo A+D
H. Luger C400
The C400 is perfect for the advancing student; Oil varnish, fully carved, and lightly antiqued. Featuring excellent balance and purity of tone, this instrument will carry you forward with complexity that opens up a new world of sound.
The Strobel MC-300 cello outfit offers the advancing player an instrument with a strong presence and visual beauty. The MC-300 outfit features a select aged spruce top combined with highly flamed select aged maple back and sides. The beauty of this cello is complemented with a multi-layered spirit varnish. The instrument is finished with genuine hand-inlaid ebony purfling and a quality ebony fingerboard. The MC-300 also features a Despiau bridge and D'Addario Helicore strings.
Shen - Willow and Spruce
The Samuel Shen Stradivari Willow Cello has a warm, beautiful tone featuring a fully-carved spruce top, with inlaid purfling and carved aged willow back & ribs. It also features ebony fittings and is finished with hand applied oil varnish. Setup with Helicore and Alphayue strings.
Our new Panis Angelicus has a powerful resonate sound with a subtle sweetness that will keep any younger student happy and ready to practice. Setup with built in fine tuners, fiberglass endpin, Dominant strings, and an Aubert French bridge.
Hans Otto 301
Our Hans Otto line across the instrument spectrum exemplifies refinement and presence, and this 301 model is no different. Boasting a power band from the throaty C string to the sweet top end of the A. Clarity and a wide array of colors are available to the advancing student. Setup with Helicore strings, composite endpin, and built in fine tuners.