The 6 Best Student Cellos

Updated June 09, 2017 by Daniel Imperiale

6 Best Student Cellos
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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Got a budding Yo-Yo Ma or Jacqueline du Pré in the family? Then encourage his or her talent with one of these student cellos. They come in a variety of sizes to fit the height and hands of very small children all the way up to adults. We've included models priced right for beginners through to some for those who are a little more accomplished and committed to the instrument. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best student cello on Amazon.

6. D'Luca MC100-4/4

The D'Luca MC100-4/4 has stunning maple wood on the back, neck, and sides that your student will be proud to hold during his or her recitals. The company also thoroughly inspects every instrument for weaknesses before sending it out.
  • tuner clamps onto the bridge well
  • tall bottom piece prevents scuffs
  • bow isn't the highest quality
Brand D'Luca
Model MC100-4/4
Weight 18.9 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Cecilio CCO-100

The Cecilio CCO-100 features a crack-proof spruce top to help it survive the often dangerous journeys between school, home, and private classes. It also comes with a sturdy music stand that conveniently folds up for transport.
  • delivers a warm sound
  • 1-year warranty
  • may require a professional setup
Brand Cecilio
Model 4/4CCO-100+HC
Weight 24.5 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Cremona SC-175 Premier 1/4 Size

If you have a serious prodigy on your hands, and you want to get him or her an instrument with a little more tone and playability than the rest of the instructional field has to offer, the Cremona SC-175 Premier 1/4 Size ought to be a good fit.
  • excellent string height and spacing
  • swiss-style pegs
  • very expensive option
Brand Cremona
Model SC-175 1/4
Weight 14.3 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Merano 1/2 Size MC150-2

For younger amateurs and those of smaller stature, the Merano 1/2 Size MC150-2 is short enough to feel comfortable in the hands. Its ebonized pegs and fingerboard provide a nice contrast to the lighter spruce and maple making up its body.
  • frog made of rosewood
  • comes with two sets of strings
  • sturdy alloy tailpiece
Brand Merano
Model MC150-2
Weight 22.1 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Merano 3/4 Size Blue

The Merano 3/4 Size Blue makes as powerful a visual statement as it does an audible one. Its electric blue finish complements a body with a spruce top and maple wood on the back and sides, the resonance of which is clean and satisfying.
  • tuner and strings included
  • soft-shell case
  • genuine horsehair bow
Brand Merano
Model MC100-1BL
Weight 20.5 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. D Z Strad 101

The D Z Strad 101 pack includes everything your young musician needs to start practicing, including the instrument, bow, prelude strings, and rosin. It also boasts a genuine ebony fingerboard and fittings for a comfortable playing experience.
  • hard-carved chinrest and pegs
  • gorgeous bright wood
  • available in several sizes
Brand D Z Strad
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 09, 2017 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.

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