Cellos for sale
Meet the new Émile Gillet cellos! Pronounced Jee-Lay'
these are high level, professional quality cellos, for
sale at a student level price. Priced at $3,450, the EG
is offered only in a 4/4 size and comes with the new Bobelock
2000 cello case. We're sure that once you play, see and
hear the quality of these fine cellos, it will be the beginning
of a long enduring relationship with your new cello. We offer
a very liberal, 2-week trial period which even includes free shipping
costs with a purchase. If for any reason a cello should be returned,
there is a $45 shipping charge.
Email us here.
See the new Cello Videos!
The cello performances are at the bottom of the page. We also
have a free, cello CD of the Emile Gillet cellos (read more at the
bottom of this page.)
What makes the Emile Gillet cellos so special? Quality!
They are created by hand with pride and hard work by fine craftsmen
who practice the European tradition of cello and violin making,
resulting in instruments that are respected throughout the world
over. The Emile Gillet cello is modeled after the famous Gore-Booth
Strad, made by Antonio Stradivarious in 1710. Who was Gore-Booth?
Many famous violins and cellos are actually named after either the
first owner whom may have commissioned the instrument or after someone
who owned the instrument at a later time (e.g., the "Paganini"
violin or the Davidov cello now played by Yo-Yo Ma). The Gore-Booth
was was named after the English amateur cellist Sir Robert Gore-Booth
who owned the cello around 1853. The particular model was chosen
because of its tonal qualities, form, outline and sheer beauty.
(Even the stress marks and varnish wear has been copied.) All Gillet
cellos are made from the best materials available in the world.
The most important ingredient, the wood, comes from the far northern
China forests. The famous violin makers of history would no doubt
marvel at these old-growth forests if they could see the beauty
and quality of the instruments from these magnificent trees. As
the centuries-old tradition dictates, the top of the cello is carved
out of aged spruce and the back and sides of maple. The fingerboards
are made from the best imported ebony. All the other major accompanying
accessories, like the Despiau maple bridges, endpins and strings,
are specially imported from France and Germany, as these countries
are still the leaders in the finest accessories. See the new web
site reserved exclusively for Cello
Émile Gillet 'Gore-Booth 'Strad' cello,
(for sale, $3,450 including Bobelock case)
Who buys these cellos? There is no typical customer. Young
teenagers, that need to upgrade that "first" full size
cello which they bought a couple years back, or even make the Gillet
cello their first full sized one. The college student wanting a
good cello with better quality workmanship, beauty and sound. Even
the most seasoned professional cellist, that needs a cello that
will look, play and feel like their very valuable 'old' cello. (Some
are a little shocked when the new Gillet plays even better than
their 'tried and true' old friend.) The reason that we allow for
the 2 week period is to completely take off any pressure of hurrying
through the process: Players can keep their instruments for a whole
lifetime....why rush it? This also allows plenty of needed time
to warm up the instrument and show it to teachers, friends and compare
it to other instruments that they might be considering (We're not
worried about that either!) These cellos are the real deal! This
is the first cello CD ever recorded with the full intention of showing
off an instrument. We send the CD's out free of charge to any cellist.
Feel free to
email us here. Give your full name, address and phone number.
(More information about recording artists, selections and Mp3 samples
can be found towards the bottom of this page.)
- Quality craftsmanship
- Quality woods
- Imported accessories
- French bridge
- German, Thomastik, Chromcor and Larsen strings ($150 value)
- German endpins
- Bobelock 2000 cello case
- 5-year warranty
Call us or
email for information on shipping arrangements and 2-week
trial period. (800) 600-2689
Our warranty and guarantee. We fully guarantee the workmanship,
quality and performance of all Gillet cellos to be of the highest
level and what a most discerning cellist would expect from a top
professional, quality instrument. All Emile Gillet cellos carry
a full, 5-year warranty from the date of purchase.
It covers any kind of material defect, workmanship or crack (unless
due to some kind of mishap or accident.)
(Call us at (800) 600-2689 or
email for information on shipping arrangements and free, 2-week
We have also uploaded some music files that were taken off the new
cello cd. It is in MP3 format so you can click and just listen on
your PC, or download to an MP3 (or IPOD) player. Eventually we will
try to upload the complete movements.
About the artists:
Cellist Jan Simiz is currently the Assistant Principal Cello of
the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and is an active recitalist, teacher
and master class clinician. A native of Romania, he graduated
from the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory in Bucharest and received
a Master of Music degree from the University of USC where he studied
with cellist, Eleanor Schoenfeld. Mr. Larry Loeber is a native of
Ohio where he attended Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland
Institute of Music. Trained as a concert pianist, he has performed
recitals at Town Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Sonata in E minor by Johannes Brahms:
JS Bach Cello Suite 1 in G major:
Contact us by phone: 800-600-2689