As one of Oxfordshire's well known Luthiers, I am proud to feature some of my own handmade cellos, alongside some individual older cellos and new student instruments.
We have listed a small selection of our cellos here, but we always hold a wider range in our shop for all student levels with most priced between £600 - £6000. I also stock a wide selection of bows, from student to master.
We always recommend that you visit our shop to try out our instruments and bows.
If you have any particular requirements, please do get in touch.
Thomas Kennedy 1828, with original label. Signed and dated by Thomas Kennedy (positioned on the top left of the inside back).
Thomas Kennedy made some of the most superb sounding cellos ever and this is certainly one of them. It is a superb chamber/solo instrument with an exceptional tone quality throughout the whole spectrum of the instrument.
If you are interested in buying a Kennedy, please do make contact with me.
David Collins 1991
This is a Montagnana model and the stunning honey-coloured varnish is crackled and opaque. David Collins was a local Oxfordshire Luthier and very prolific.
This is one of the most outstanding tonal cellos that I have seen and heard in long time.
From the workshop of Peter Crowther, 2006 pre-owned
An attractive honey-coloured light thin varnish with lovely figured maple back and neck. The tone is full and powerful - a real delight to play!
Please do contact me if you are interested in buying a Peter Crowther cello.
L. C. Hallet
A beautiful English cello, labelled and dated 1974. This is an extraordinary and unique instrument with rich tones and power of something much bigger. It is an impelling instrument that you simply would not want to stop playing!
The Stentor Student I, full size Cello is an ideal first cello for students. This is an instrument that offers reliable, consistent performance and good tone, enhancing the learning process for the student. Each cello is carved from tonewoods with inlaid purfling good quality pau rosa pegs, composite tailpiece with integral adjusters for easy tuning. The outfits include reliable wood bows with natural horsehair. The cello is protected in a well-designed padded nylon cover with safety reflectors, bow and accessory pockets and back straps. This instrument is fully set up by myself and fitted with Prelude strings.
The Stentor Student II full size cello is the recommended student cello outfit. Carved from solid tonewoods with inlaid purfling and individually thicknessed for quality of sound and is fitted with a composite tailpiece with integral adjusters. The outfit includes a quality full mounted wood bow with natural horsehair. The cello is protected in a well-designed padded nylon cover with safety reflectors, bow and accessory pockets and back straps. This instrument is fully set up by myself and fitted with Prelude strings.