There are a variety of Cellos available. Sometimes it can be tricky to choose the right model for you. Ultimately, you need to get something that will see you progress and is the best value for money within your budget. Below are some of the key points to consider when looking to buy a Cello.
Choosing the right size cello is extremely important. To small and you can’t play… Too big and you’ll look pretty daft and be unable to play.
Ensuring your instrument fits you comfortably will prevent many issues that can crop up and will ensure you perform to your best ability. Below is an chart to help you determine the correct size of your instrument based on your height and age. Keep in mind we are all a little different and the chart is only a guide.
If possible it’s best to try different sized Cellos in person. The correct size will allow you to sit up in a chair with you knees at a 90 degree angle and your feet flat on the floor. The Cello should rest on your left shoulder and the C-Peg should be near your ear. It’s also essential you can reach the full length of the fingerboard comfortably.
Another factor to consider is how much of an investment are willing to make. If you are looking to upgrade, then it is important to make sure it caters for all your needs and can progress along with you. On the flip side, if you are totally new to playing cheap and cheerful may be the way to go while you get to grips with the instrument and find out if this is something you’ll stick with.
There’s no need to buy a professional model when you’re still a beginner. At this early level it is hard to know what you will want from your instrument in the future. This means, you’ll probably get a model you regret buying later on in your playing career. If you want to make more of a long term investment from the start you are best to look at the intermediate range of Cellos available.
There are a range of Cell makes available. Most people like to stick to what they know.
Stentor are currently one of the market leaders in orchestral strings. With years of experience they know what they’re doing and are renown for their build quality and tone… They also have a price tag to match.
But don’t worry! If your budget is a little tight there are other quality cellos available from other brands at a cheaper price.
Read lots of reviews and keep an open mind when looking to make a purchase. If possible trying them out is always our best bet.
Use our cello comparison chart below to see how our range of cellos compare. They are rated 1-5 for value for money. 1 = Poor | 5 = Excellent