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Old French? 4/4 Cello

Comes with standard hard case.

See below for a video demonstration

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  • Length of body: 29"
  • Width of upper bout: 13 1/4"
  • Width of c-bout: 9 3/4"
  • Width of lower bout: 17"
  • String length: 27 1/8"

Buttery across all registers, this cello is well suited for chamber music and orchestral settings. Despite its smaller size, volume is not sacrificed as it can hold its own against much bigger instruments, projecting well in the higher registers. Its tone is warm and round, allowing it to easily blend with other instruments. The older sound of this instrument is maintained across its entire register as it is very even and balanced. 

Probably early 19th Century, this smaller, unlabeled cello reminds us of many French cellos. Its smaller body pattern is reminiscent of many English instruments, so we are not sure of its pedigree. Like many older instruments, this one has a very lush, nicely integrated tone. The body is a bit shorter than a normal full size at 29", but the string length is pretty normal at just over 27"

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

This is a consignment instrument. Please see my policies on Consignment Cellos before purchasing.

*Pairs well with the Egidius Dörfler Bow and the V. Schaeffer Special Edition Gold Bow* (Not Included)


  • Spirocore Silver C
  • Chromcor Plus G & D
  • Larsen Regular A
  • Ebony Geared Pegs
  • French Bridge *by Linda West
  • Wittner Tailpiece
  • Gold-Plated New Harmony 10mm Solid Carbon Fiber Endpin

Video Below
  • C Maj Scale
  • Excerpts from: Bach Suite 3 Sarabande
  • Dvorak Cello Concerto mvt 1
  • Elgar Cello Concerto mvt 1
  • Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3, 3rd mvt
  • Prokofiev Sonata for Piano and Cello

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. The pernambuco bow choice will typically be an Arcos Brasil Nickel-mounted bow, value $760. The Carbon option for that same level cello will be something in the same price range as the nickel-mounted pernambuco. 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. If your instrument says it comes with a brasilwood bow, we have several different bows to choose from, and they are typically priced under $200. The carbon option will be similarly priced. Again, we will hand-select the bow for you if you are shopping online, making sure we select the most compatible bow for your instrument. If you have questions about this please reach out to us. 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, Musilia, 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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