The 10 Best Cello Stands

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Before you choose the cello stand that works best for you, think about how you intend to use it. For a young student or someone who plays multiple instruments, the ability to adjust it may be the highest priority. A professional may value stability and ease of access the most. Wherever you fit in, make sure to consult our list of the top available options before you decide on a model. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Zither Floor

2. Ingles SA-22

3. Vio Music Burgundy

Editor's Notes

September 23, 2020:

Some users are disappointed that the D’Luca Economy doesn’t offer any way to store the bow, which we’ve pointed out in the bullet points. We also indicated that folks can leave the endpin of their cellos extended when using the Stagg SV-CE (we moved this item up a bit in the rankings, too). We indicated that the Saguaro Adjustable can be used to hold guitars as well as cellos.

The K&M 14130 is the lone new addition to the list. Like the K&M 17580C, it’s width is adjustable, which differentiates it from most other options out there. People seem to like its contrasting brown and black coloring.

The three new items in the Special Honors section provide some variation; one’s designed and built in Europe, another is handcrafted in Wisconsin, and the last one is actually worn on the body, allowing you to play the cello while standing, moving or dancing. The European model can also be used for the viola, and while it can be shipped outside the EU, custom duties may be charged if you do so.

March 26, 2019:

Added both the Zither Floor and Vio Music Brugundy (which are both constructed with wood) as elegant yet practical alternatives to basic steel options. The Zither Floor is also one of the only models available in a wide array of color schemes, which only adds to its value and helped it achieve its high ranking. The String Swing Studio, another new addition, differentiates itself as a wall-mounted model, which makes it attractive to those who may live in an apartment or condo where space is at a premium. Removed the Gearlux Stand, which in reality was not suitable for cellos at all, only ukuleles, mandolins and violins. Also pulled the Peak Music SC-20 from the list due to reports that it poses a damage risk to cellos; the holders appear prone to rubbing against the instrument, which can leave marks, and the bottom support piece breaks rather easily.

Special Honors

The Jolly Music Stand Designed in Britain and manufactured in Italy, this stand is curvy and elegant, giving it a traditional look that will appear right at home onstage. Its integrated lectern helps it stand out from most other options, and an anti-slip material on its base ensures its remains firmly in place.

The Block Strap With a creative over-the-shoulder design, the Block Strap allows you to wear your cello while you’re playing, making it ideal for those who enjoy moving and swaying with the music. To get it ready, you simply fasten a strap to the endpin, buckle it around the neck of the cello, and attach the chest cushion to the back of the instrument. It’s adjustable for a comfortable fit.

Stringwords Tripod This stylish wooden stand is handcrafted by a furniture maker in Wisconsin. It’s available in walnut, cherry, maple or oak wood, with an attractive hand-rubbed finish and leather lining to protect the cello. It may look delicate, but it’s quite durable, making it a solid long-term choice.

4. K&M 17580C

5. Saguaro Adjustable

6. K&M 14130

7. Stagg SV-CE

8. Hercules Auto-Grip

9. String Swing Studio

10. D’Luca Economy

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