• 4/4 Size Black Wood Cello Set for Student Beginners Professional Player UK

    Each music lover should be equipped with high grade cello to enhance music experience and performance. And in this set, the tailpiece is made from aluminium alloy, bow is made from ebony and white horse tail while the panel, head, back and sides of cello are made from high grade basswood and pegs, fingerboard are made from ebony.
    £9.99 postage
  • New 4/4 Full Size Student Wood Cello + Bag + Bow + Rosin + Bridge White UK

    Each music lover should be equipped with high grade cello to enhance music experience and performance. And in this set, the tailpiece is made from aluminium alloy, bow is made from ebony and white horse tail while the panel, head, back and sides of cello are made from high grade basswood and pegs, fingerboard are made from ebony.
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  • New listingCello Bow

    I am selling a few items from my music stock cupboard. I have a cello for sale (in need of some much TLC!). This is the bow that went with the cello. It is in good condition although could do with the horsehair being restrung. The bow is also in good working order. Please check out the photos carefully before you bid. I WOULD PREFER THIS TO BE A COLLECTION ONLY ITEM ALTHOUGH IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR ME TO POST. WE ARE IN CH63 ON WIRRAL 10 MINS DRIVE FROM BOTH TUNNELS AND CLOSE TO J5 OF M53. Please contact me if you require further information. Thanks for looking!
    2 bids
    £3.90 postage
    Ending 25 Jan at 12:07PM GMT6d 7h

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  • Well Used Yellow Berkeley Of London Cello Hard Case Fibre Glass 137cm Length

    This is a well used case with one key, I can see the rubber seal has been reattached at some point and there various signs of wear of use The external length is 137cm and the maximum external width is 48.5cm Given its robustness I intend just popping it inside a thick refuse bag and shipping it this way Free UK Delivery via Myhermes 3-5 days deliver and worldwide via ebays global service. Please do take a look at the various photos for a better idea on condition and function. Many thanks for looking!
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  • Stentor Student II Cello 4/4 + Bow & Case/Dycem Cello Black Hole (Hospiscare)

    Condition: Generally good. Some nicks to a few edges, one string missing, needs a clean.
    23 bids
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    Ending Sunday at 9:05PM GMT2d 16hBrand: Stentor
  • New 4/4 Full Size Student Wood Cello + Bag + Bow + Rosin + Bridge Blue UK

    Do you wish to become an elegant cellist?. The acoustic cello is composed of high grade basswood neck, back & sides, ebony fingerboard & pegs and alloy tailpiece with 4 build-in fine tuners. With beautiful varnish finishing, it looks nacreous and brilliant.
    £15.99 postage
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  • Good Silver Cello Bow - violoncelle violoncello

    A nice cello bow,unstamped. pernambuco of a dark red/orange /brown colour,very nice head. Weight= 77.5 gms Length= 699 mm (716mm including button).
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:13PM GMT2d 15h
  • Antique Wooden Cello Case by W E Hill & Sons of London 

    This is a wonderful Hill & Sons wooden 'cello case. It is beautifully made, with brass handles and fittings, two bow holders, velvet lined, with pockets/storage, and is in good condition for its age.
    1 bidEnding Saturday at 3:44PM GMT1d 10hCollection in person
  • 1/2 size student Cello with hard and soft case. Ideal for beginners

    This is a 1/2 size student cello, ideal for someone starting out. A fairly basic model, with a couple of minor knocks (See photos), but in otherwise good condition and with both hard and soft cases.
    2 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 4:58PM GMT1d 12h
  • Cello 4/4 full size, with padded soft case, stand and bow. Lovely rich sound!

    This cello has a lovely sound and is in very good condition. Comes with bow, soft case and cello stand. Make: Primavera.
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 6:21PM GMT1d 13hCollection in person
  • Larsen Crown Cello A String Medium 4/4 30% Less Than RRP of £15.82

    This is a new Larsen Crown A String for 4/4 size cello.
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  • Full Size Cello With Case, Bow, Spare Strings And Rosin

    Very good quality student full size cello with padded case, bow, spare strings and rosin, all you need to start! Contact me to try before you buy, if you wish. Grab a bargain! Made by Gear4Music Collection only from Wanstead E11 Happy bidding!
    0 bidsEnding 22 Jan at 6:23PM GMT3d 13hCollection in person
  • Cello 1/2 size Stentor Student II with bow

    It does have a small crack as shown on the photo, but this does not seem to have any effect the sound it produces. It would be lovely to think that it could find another home and be played again.
    0 bidsEnding 22 Jan at 1:26PM GMT3d 8hCollection in personBrand: Stentor
  • Beginners full size cello and music stand

    A laminated Spruce top and Basswood sides form a hard-wearing body that produces a rich, warm sound. Four integral tailpiece tuners are helpful for fast and accurate set-up. A varnished laminate spruce top and basswood back and sides form a lightweight, tough and flexible body.
    0 bidsEnding 23 Jan at 7:41PM GMT4d 14hCollection in person
  • Beautiful 1/2 size Czechoslovakian Cello + bow

    Beautiful 1/2 size cello, makes a lovely sound and comfortably saw my daughter through the lower grades with distinctions. Her cello teacher was very impressed with the quality of this instrument. There are a couple of scuff marks on the back - as seen in photos - but this does not affect the sound of the cello at all.
    1 bidEnding Sunday at 8:14PM GMT2d 15hCollection in person
  • Stentor Student II 4/4 cello with bow. Hardly used. In perfect condition.

    Full size Stentor Student II cello with bow. This instrument has hardly been used and is in perfect condition. No marks or blemishes. I will include the slightly used Stentor rosin, if wanted. Hand made from selected solid tonewoods, this is a superior cello which is supplied with a good quality wood bow.
    0 bidsEnding Sunday at 12:42PM GMT2d 7hCollection in personBrand: Stentor
  • 4/4 Size Handmade Maple Wood Classic Beginner Brown Cello Bow + Rosin +Carry Bag

    Features: 100% brand new and high quality. Lightweight design, it is easy to take and use. Made of good material, very durable for daily use. A beautiful deep rich tone can meet your great need. It is an ideal cello for any students from beginner to intermediate level.
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  • Cello

    4/4 Size Cello with Case and Books/CDs & rosin. Ideal for a beginner, this cello was bought for a Christmas present December 2016, used once and put back in the case. Grab a bargin, only £150!
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  • New 4/4 Full Size Student Wood Cello + Bag + Bow + Rosin + Bridge Black UK

    Each music lover should be equipped with high grade cello to enhance music experience and performance. And in this set, the tailpiece is made from aluminium alloy, bow is made from ebony and white horse tail while the panel, head, back and sides of cello are made from high grade basswood and pegs, fingerboard are made from ebony.
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  • Stentor Cello 1/2

    A Stentor 1/2 Size cello used by my daughter up till grade 3. We have had it for 2 years and bought it from a friend. It had a small crack down the back main section which we had fixed by my violin/cello repairer who closed it up and it is in perfect working order. It is a good cello for a beginner and comes with a bow and a padded bag. One of the bag straps is broken but is tied together and works. Collection only please and cash on collection.
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  • Strong Hard Cello Case For 4/4 Size Cello With Wheels

    1 bidEnding 26 Jan at 8:30PM GMT7d 15hCollection in person
  • Cello 1/8 size GREAT CONDITION

    The cello has a great sound and does not go out of tune like other cheaper cellos. This beautiful cello has always been looked after, it comes with a soft case and bow.
    2 bids
    £9.99 postage
    Ending 23 Jan at 8:34PM GMT4d 15h
  • Cello String Set German Silver C-G-D-A for Full Size 4/4 -3/4 Süße Musicle UK

    Included: 1 X Cello String Set. If item is defective after 3 months, you can still send it back to us. We will send you a new one after receiving the defective item. Each set contains C-G-D-A. Color coded silking on both peg and tailpiece ends.
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  • Full Size Cello 4/4 handmade with hard case and 2 bows great condition

    Full size cello for sale originally bought in 2006 new but unfortunately I don't have time to play anymore so would love for it to go to a better home. The cello has a really nice tone and I've invested in good strings which are currently on the instrument. Included in the sale is the bow (mentioned on the reciept), a spare bow and the hard case. The case is great as you can either wheel it along or alternatively put it on your back or shoulder. There is some wear to the strap which I've included in the pictures. Other than that the cello itself is in really good condition, just a bit out of tune! Happy to answer any questions or provide more photos if needed. Thanks for viewing my listing!
    0 bids
    £40.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:00PM GMT2d 15h
  • Cello antique

    0 bidsEnding 22 Jan at 1:53PM GMT3d 9hCollection in person
  • STENTOR II Cello 1/4 Quarter size In Padded Case With Bow

    Fabulous little cello with a great big sound. My daughter has now outgrown this (played on it age 5-8) and so it’s looking for another young person to play it. It’s in great condition and we had the bridge readjusted so that it’s nicely set up for little fingers to manage.
    1 bidEnding Saturday at 11:22PM GMT1d 18hCollection in personBrand: Stentor
  • Stentor II 1108 Student Cello - 4/4 Size with Soft Case

    A beautiful Stentor Student II full size cello. Used but in great quality, however there are 2 minor scuffs on the side (as shown in the photos). Great tone and easy for beginners to learn with. You are welcome to view and try out the cello before purchasing. This sale includes a Stentor soft case, a bow, a tin of resin, a mute and 2 non-slip mats.The RRP is £720. Please message me with any questions. 
    1 bidEnding Saturday at 8:07PM GMT1d 15hCollection in personBrand: Stentor
  • Golden Strad 3/4 size cello made in Hungary for Boosey and Hawkes. No Bow

    Golden Strad by Boosey and Hawkes, 3/4 size cello made in Hungary. In soft bag, protects the instrument at the moment but is not great.
    0 bidsEnding Sunday at 11:54AM GMT2d 7hCollection in person
  • Cello 4/4. Made in 1984 By Alan R. Payne

    Cello labelled (as pictured) Alan R. Payne Glanrafon, Glasbwll, Llyfnant Valley, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, 1984. The Cello is in very good condition. There has been one repair to the Cello ( as pictured ) and there are a few minor blemishes. The Cello is being sold with the case.
    11 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:00PM GMT2d 16h
  • Sojing Electric Cello Full Size with Hard Case Black Lacquer Finish

    Full size Sojing electric cello with black lacquer finish, comes with hard case and bow. Silent when played but can be plugged into an amp to play loudly. There was an issue with the bridge so we had it replaced by a professional. Barely used so the cello is in great condition however there are minor scratches in one place as seen in the photos. You are welcome to view and try out the cello before purchasing. Please message me with any questions.
    0 bidsEnding 22 Jan at 6:22PM GMT3d 13hCollection in person
  • CELLO BOW New Superior carbon fibre 4/4 FAST DELIVERY

    New Superior Carbon Fibre 4/4 Size Cello Bow. I am of the belief that a good bow is all in the stick - this stick is made from new cutting edge lighter, stronger carbon materials giving the bow - very little lateral movement with just the right amount of flexibility along the direction of the hair providing excellent stability and perfect balance.
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  • 4/4 Size Handmade Maple Wood Cello Set for Student Beginners Professional player

    Features: 100% brand new and high quality! Handmade and pure solid wood. Back and side made of solid maple. Very nice for student or beginners or professional players to own.
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  • Golden Strad 3/4 size cello made in Hungary for Boosey and Hawkes. Set-up

    Golden Strad by Boosey and Hawkes, 3/4 size cello made in Hungary. This is a used instrument with a few bruised edges (see pics), however it is otherwise in a good state and has an inexpensive starting price!
    0 bidsEnding Sunday at 11:53AM GMT2d 7hCollection in person
  • Student 1/2 Size Cello with Hard Case

    A laminated spruce top and basswood sides form a hard-wearing body that produces a rich, warm sound. An ebonized hardwood fingerboard and pegs, plus a maple bridge make the cello easy to use. RRP £220.
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  • cello

    Cello plus soft carry bag. All moving parts (pin, fine-tuners, tuning pegs) in good working order. Was bought used for 350GBP a while ago, has been well treated since then.
    0 bidsEnding 22 Jan at 10:11AM GMT3d 5hCollection in person
  • Primo Forenza Cello 2 3/4 size outfit

    Prima Forenza-2. 3/4 size Cello outfit. The repair was done by me, I have been repairing instruments for a very long time, but this is the first cello I have ever repaired. It has been tuned to concert pitch for about a month with zero movement anywhere.
    0 bidsEnding 25 Jan at 9:35PM GMT6d 16hCollection in person

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    £32.53 postage
    Ending 22 Jan at 2:21AM GMT2d 21hFrom United States
  • Hidersine Vivente Cello 4/4 Outfit

    This instrument presents a good challenge to the dominant position of Stentor cellos. Standing slightly lower than halfway in terms of price, the Vivente cello has many attributes. The spruce table is made from selected tonewoods and the pegs and fingerboard are solid ebony. The instrument has a light alloy tailpiece with 4 integral adjusters, making it ideal for students. The strings on the instrument are quite adequate but better strings will improve the tone ( see our upgraded choice.) The outfit comes with a very smart and well-made gig bag and a brazil-wood bow. As always ,stringed instruments require plenty of expert attention before reaching maximum potential. The Omega string workshop sets up all instruments before dispatching.
  • Hidersine Vivente 4/4 Size Cello Outfit

    Hidersine Vivente Cello Outfit 4/4. The Vivente instruments redefine the expectations of a student outfit. Based upon a traditional tonal core, these superb student stringed instruments will give the beginner the very best introduction to the world of music.
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  • Cello endline end line to anchor tail piece nylon and brass tail gut tailgut new

    This is a good quality replacement endline used to connect the tailpiece to the cello. This is about 280mm long and is nylon with a black plastic cover. It includes Brass screw fittings on each end. Other violin, viola and cello parts are available. Please email us for with your requirements. If you require parts for a cello, viola or double bass or any other parts please email us as we keep some stocks.
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  • Hidersine Vivente 4/4 Cello Outfit

    Hidersine Vivente 4/4 Cello Outfit.
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    269 sold
  • Student 1/2 Cello

    The cello is like new, used only 3 mouth. It has a great tone. I bought this cello from Gear4music and I replace the strings and the bridge with better ones from Germany . Include: bow and hard case. Happy bidding
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 10:37PM GMT1d 17hCollection in person
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A Cello is a string instrument that is played using a bow. It has 4 strings, tuned to C, G, D & A and the sound produced is an octave lower than that of a viola. Replacement strings are readily available. The Cello can be played as a solo instrument, or in string ensembles as the bass member of the violin family.

Physical Appearance

The cello is a large, wooden string instrument that sits between the player's legs and rests on an end-pin that balances it on the floor. You can also purchase an anchor that attaches to the chair and prevents the cello from slipping. Generally made of varnished maple, the cello is an attractive instrument with the grain of the wood often clearly visible.


Cellos are available in a range of sizes to suit any player, from children to adults. Available sizes are 1/10 (4-5), 1/8 (5-6), 1/4 (6-7), 1/2 (8-10), 3/4 (11-13) and 4/4 (14+), which is full size. There are online tools available to help you choose the right size, but, as a rough guide, the age ranges have been included in brackets.


A good quality bow produces a good quality sound. Cello bows vary in weight from 65 grams to over 80 grams, with lighter bows being easier choices for inexperienced players. The 'stick' of the bow may be made from Brazilian hardwood, carbon fibre or fibreglass, and the fibre that comes into contact with the cello strings is generally made of horsehair. Cello bows are also weighted differently, some having a balance point closer to the tip and some closer to the 'frog' (the part used to adjust fibre tension). Bow type, balance and quality is a personal choice that becomes more important with experience.

Cases and bags

Safe storage of a Cello is important in order to keep it in great condition. If your cello doesn't come with one, cases and bags are available to buy separately in all sizes.

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