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    Etude Student Series Cello Outfit Etude Student Series Cello Outfit
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    Bellafina Prodigy Series Cello Outfit Bellafina Prodigy Series Cello Outfit
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    Bellafina Sonata Series Hybrid Cello Outfit Bellafina Sonata Series Hybrid Cello Outfit
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    Bellafina Musicale Series Cello Outfit Bellafina Musicale Series Cello Outfit
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  1. Engelhardt E120OF Cello Outfit Engelhardt E120OF Cello Outfit
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    Knilling Perfection I Cello Outfit Knilling Perfection I Cello Outfit
    $1,029.99
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    Stentor Student II Series Cello Outfit Stentor Student II Series Cello Outfit
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    Cremona SC-130 Premier Novice Series Cello Outfit Cremona SC-130 Premier Novice Series Cello Outfit
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  1. Bellafina Electric Chincello Outfit Bellafina Electric Chincello Outfit
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    Stentor Student I Series Cello Outfit Stentor Student I Series Cello Outfit
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  3. Stagg ECL 44 Series Electric Cello Outfit Stagg ECL 44 Series Electric Cello Outfit
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  4. Knilling 153S Sebastian Deluxe Laminate Series Cello Outfit Knilling 153S Sebastian Deluxe Laminate Series Cello Outfit
    $785.00
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  1. Knilling 154S Sebastian Solid Series Cello Outfit Knilling 154S Sebastian Solid Series Cello Outfit
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  2. Knilling 100S Sebastian Hybrid Series Cello Outfit Knilling 100S Sebastian Hybrid Series Cello Outfit
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  3. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Electric Cello in Black NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Electric Cello in Black
    $1,799.00
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  4. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Fretted Electric Cello in Black NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Fretted Electric Cello in Black
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  1. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Fretted Electric Cello in Sunburst NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Fretted Electric Cello in Sunburst
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  2. NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Fretted Electric Cello in Black NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Fretted Electric Cello in Black
    $1,949.00
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  3. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Electric Cello in Sunburst NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Electric Cello in Sunburst
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  4. NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Fretted Electric Cello in Sunburst NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Fretted Electric Cello in Sunburst
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  1. NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Electric Cello in Sunburst NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Electric Cello in Sunburst
    $1,599.00
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  2. NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Electric Cello in Black NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Electric Cello in Black
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    Cremona SC-175 Premier Student Series Cello Outfit Cremona SC-175 Premier Student Series Cello Outfit
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    Bridge Draco Series 4-String Electric Cello Bridge Draco Series 4-String Electric Cello
    $2,654.00
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    Karl Willhelm Model 302 Cello Karl Willhelm Model 302 Cello
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  2. Nagoya Suzuki Model 72 Cello Outfit Nagoya Suzuki Model 72 Cello Outfit
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  3. Nagoya Suzuki Model 72 Cello Outfit Nagoya Suzuki Model 72 Cello Outfit
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  4. OTTO BENJAMIN MC-500 Series Cello Outfit OTTO BENJAMIN MC-500 Series Cello Outfit
    $3,299.00
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  1. Maple Leaf Strings Master Linn Collection Cello Maple Leaf Strings Master Linn Collection Cello
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  2. Maple Leaf Strings Emperor Artisan Collection Cello Maple Leaf Strings Emperor Artisan Collection Cello
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  3. Maple Leaf Strings Chaconne Craftsman Collection Cello Maple Leaf Strings Chaconne Craftsman Collection Cello
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    Bellafina Overture Series Cello Outfit Bellafina Overture Series Cello Outfit
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  1. Engelhardt E55 Series Economy Cello Engelhardt E55 Series Economy Cello
    Engelhardt E55 Series Economy Cello

    An extremely durable cello available at a budget price. This instrument is especially suited for the beginning...

    $519.99
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  2. Karl Willhelm Model 2000 Cello Karl Willhelm Model 2000 Cello
    Karl Willhelm Model 2000 Cello

    Model 2000 Karl Willhelm cellos are hand crafted in the German shop tradition under the under the direction of...

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    Karl Willhelm Model 55 Cello Karl Willhelm Model 55 Cello
    Karl Willhelm Model 55 Cello

    The Model 55 Karl Willhelm cello is meticulously crafted by hand in the German shop tradition from aged spruce...

    $2,999.99
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  4. Yamaha Standard Model AVC5 cello outfit Yamaha Standard Model AVC5 cello outfit
    Yamaha Standard Model AVC5 cello outfit

    Set to exceed MENC standards and boasting excellent quality, the AVC5 is an ideal instrument for the young...

    Starting at $2,650.00
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  1. Yamaha Intermediate Model AVC7 cello outfit Yamaha Intermediate Model AVC7 cello outfit
    $3,775.00
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  2. NS Design CR Series Electric Cello NS Design CR Series Electric Cello
    NS Design CR Series Electric Cello

    Available in 4, 5 or 6 string models, these breathtaking cellos designed by Ned Steinberger are able to...

    $3,479.00
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  3. Engelhardt School Model Cello Engelhardt School Model Cello
    Engelhardt School Model Cello

    Most popular school instrument (Model 110). Close grained spruce top, curly maple back, it has a rich brown...

    $769.99
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    NS Design CR4 4-String Electric Cello NS Design CR4 4-String Electric Cello
    NS Design CR4 4-String Electric Cello

    Available in 4, 5 or 6 string models, these breathtaking cellos designed by Ned Steinberger are able to...

    $3,079.00
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Originated from the Italian word “violoncello” meaning “little big violone,” the modern cello is played as a solo instrument in chamber music, provides the bass voice of a string quartet, and is also a component of a standard symphony orchestra. It is a member of the violin family along with the violin and viola and in a symphony orchestra is second only to the double bass in size. Comprised of four strings tuned to perfect fifths, the cello possesses the same intervals as the viola but is set an octave lower. The instrument is said to be the closest sounding instrument to the male voice.

Europe traditionally had two types of stringed instruments known by the Italians as the lira da braccio and the lira da gamba. The lira da braccio was held in the arms while the lira da gambas are held between the knees. In 1660s Bologna, it was discovered that wire-wound string gave a finer bass sound than was being produced by the bass stringed instruments of the age. Out of this discovery was born an instrument whose clearer, lighter sound was preferable for solo performances. This new instrument was better adept to intricate and virtuosic playing, however, its lighter tone deemed it unusable in church unless doubled by basses or violins. The instrument grew in popularity throughout Europe in the 1700s thanks to Italian players although the French persisted to use the bass violin for several more decades. During the Baroque era, cellos were still held between the legs while playing. In the 1830s, Belgian cellist August Adrien Servais introduced the endpin which supports the instrument on the floor and also transmits the sound through the ground.

If you are in the market for a cello as a student or a professional, there are more options than ever to suit your specific needs. Beyond the classical, wooden cellos, there are electric models as well as lightweight compact cellos for eased transport. Whether preparing for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, taking beginning band lessons at school, or attempting to start a non-traditional cello music group, there are a plentitude of options suited for your budget and needs.

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