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Rudoulf Doetsch model 701 - 1/2 size Cello - Used

Complete outfit - includes standard hard case and bow!

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Dimensions: (need to confirm) 

  • Length of body: 26 1/4"
  • Width of upper bout: 12"
  • Width of c-bout: 8"
  • Width of lower bout: 15"
  • String length: 23 1/2"

1/2 size, Crafted in Germany, Used

This instrument has geared pegs on A & D, and posture pegs for C & G

This 1/2 sized Doetsch model 701 is an exceptional instrument for precocious young cellist who requires a great soloist cello for recitals and competitions. This cello’s complex voice offers plenty of depth and color with the spirited projection of a larger instrument. Cellos like this one are becoming increasingly hard to find as Eastman is no longer making this size of this particular model.  

Rudoulf Doetsch 701 cellos begin their journey in a small violin-making town in Germany. There, they are carved from select European tonewoods in the esteemed German tradition. For

final tonal adjustments and the hand-applied, antique-style varnish, the cellos make a stop at the Eastman Strings workshop located in Beijing, China.

Eastman instruments are all solid carved of properly aged woods, and hand-finished in the traditional manner of old European craftsmen. Chisels, knives, and scrapers, in the hands of outstandingly gifted craftspeople, are the primary tools used to create these modern instruments. By the time an Eastman Strings instrument reaches the player, dozens of expert craftspeople have had a hand in bringing it to the peak of its sound, playability, and beauty.

The centuries-old instrument building methods used in the workshop in Beijing allows Eastman Strings to provide high-quality, hand-made instruments at very affordable prices. A number of the Eastman cello models receive our Best for Beginners and Budget-Minded badges due to their ease of play, quality of craftsmanship, and affordability. Eastman is by far our most popular line of cellos, violins and violas. You really can’t go wrong with an Eastman instrument.

Comes with a hard case and bow.

All cellos are setup or adjusted by Linda, and played before shipped, guaranteed.


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.

We know that purchasing a cello online takes an incredible amount of trust, knowledge, and information. Therefore, we go the extra mile to make sure that you have as much information about your future cello soulmate as we can possibly provide. We would love to talk to you before you put that cello in your cart and purchase it so we can help you make sure it's going to be the right one for you. Unlike big, 'volume' shops, we are intimately familiar with each cello we have listed, and are experts at cello/player match-making. We are very passionate about making sure you receive the cello that is going to make your playing blossom, and put a smile on your face every time you play.

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