Full Size Cellos
Getting a new cello or even your first full-size cello is an exciting
event! With the vast amount of 4/4 cellos in which to choose
from, we hope to better acquaint you with what to look for in a
good instrument. If you have been playing a "fractional"
cello (3/4) until now, you will quickly learn that for the full-size
versions, there are more models to choose from, better quality and
of course, a much bigger range in price. It's important with
such variety in the market place, to get good value for your shopping
Full-size cellos come in a variety of shapes (or in other words,
"models".) By far the most popular (and really,
most successful) model is by Stradivarius (a "Strad" model).
Over the years (300 or so), it has proven to be the 'vehicle' that
accommodates the player's tonal needs and still keep it at a size
that is manageable. That is, not being too big or physically
too demanding while at the same time, deliver a big, projecting
Construction of a full size cello can vary, but more than likely
they will have spruce wood tops, maple necks, and maple sides and
back. The fingerboards will of course be ebony as well as
the tailpieces. (Some nicer cellos also use plastic Wittner
tailpieces that actually help change the tonal capacity of the instrument.)
Sometimes the smallest changes, can make the biggest differences
It's also important to be able to try out the prospective cello
in your own home environment in which you are still familiar with
your (acoustical) surroundings.
More about the Emile Gillet cellos.
The 'EG' cellos are quickly becoming known for their high level
of craftsmanship and tonal range. The Gillets are made in
Beijing, China and sound and perform like many other much more expensive
cellos. While they are exquisitely made, even the varnishes
on them look 'old world'. In addition to the cellos, we offer
the popular Bobelock cello case
as part of our package. When buying a new full-size cello,
get one that is made well and gives you a lot for your money.
us a call or email us to arrange to have one of our fine cellos
sent to your door. We offer great value and a relaxed trial