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Johann Edler 'Testori' 3/4 Cello

Complete outfit - includes standard hard case and bow!

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  • Length of body: 27"
  • Width of upper bout: 12 1/2"
  • Width of c-bout: 8 3/4"
  • Width of lower bout: 16"
  • String length: 24 7/8

This cello is a delight to play. The highs are focused, buttery, and smooth, the lows vivid and juicy. It has a booming resonance that fills the room with a pearlescent glow. Melodic passages are sweet and flowing, with the ability to dig in for a more intense, rich sound. It is easy to cleanly navigate complex passagework; this instrument is very responsive to changes in articulation. This cello would best suit a soloist curious to explore the plethora of colors it has to offer. 

Made in Bubenreuth, Germany by the Semmlinger shop this cello is sent to the United States where it is set up and varnished to replicate valuable old European instruments.The projection is superb from the bottom to the top.

3/4, Crafted in 2008, used

Serial #:H8009

  • Rosewood Hill-style Geared Pegs, Knilling
  • Belgium Bridge
  • Rosewood Bois d'Harmonie tailpiece fine tuners
  • 10mm Stainless Steel OPin Endpin
  • Larsen strings (Fractional C & G, full size A & D)


    Buying a Cello Online from Linda West Cellos

    All of our cellos (except for those on consignment or mezzo-forte instruments) come with a 14-day trial period. Once you receive your new cello, play it for 2 weeks, and if it's not "the one", contact us to discuss a return or replacement. Shipping costs back to us are the buyer's responsibility. Please see our FAQs for complete details.

    Most cellos will come with a case and a bow. If you are shopping from a distance, Linda will select the most compatible bow for your cello by playing the instrument and trying out several bows. As for cases, most cellos will come with a standard hard case, which really depends on the availability. We often use Eastman CACL28 or CACL18 cases as our standard case. For more expensive instruments that are noted as coming with a lightweight hardcase, this also depends on what we have in stock, and what your chosen instrument will fit into. We usually are selecting from Gewa Air, Otto Musica, Eastman or Century Strings cases in the $1,000 - $1,400 price range. We usually give you a couple options of case and color.

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