Now one of the most popular cellos in the nation, StringWorks cellos were developed with the expertise of professional cellists (the owner of the company was a cellist with Los Angeles Opera for 17 years), resulting in an instrument of superior tonal capability and playing ease. StringWorks guarantees that our cellos, as with the rest of our instruments, will be the finest available - or your purchase price is refunded!
Remember, there are many cello brands now available with the 'Artist' name, but only one StringWorks Artist - the original and still the best! Only the top 15% or so of instruments from the workshop meet our high standards for the Artist - from there, our Setup truly takes the cream of the cello crop over the top. You'll be able to hear and feel the difference this dedication makes in our Artist (and all of our instruments).
| "I like to try new instruments and bows, especially when the results are as positive as they were this morning when I had the opportunity to try one each Artist and Maestro cello from String Works... I've tried French cellos that owners paid $10,000 for that should not play in the same room with either of these low-price instruments." - A.V.
StringWorks cellos and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: A member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic chose to play a StringWorks Artist cello while on tour with the Orchestra in Mexico, leaving his 19th century Italian instrument at home!
Artist Cellos (3/4, 7/8, & 4/4) - Solid carved, highly flamed maple back, sides, and neck, solid carved medium grain Himalayan spruce top, lightly antiqued varnish, solid highest quality ebony fittings, inlaid purfling, D'Addario Kaplan and Helicore strings (see note on strings below, by 'outfit discount'), ebony fittings. Meets or exceeds all MENC specifications, and comes with the StringWorks Setup™.
Which to choose? Many ask the difference between Artist, Virtuoso, and Maestro cellos, and essentially each is designed expressly to be superior to the line(s) before it, in construction and tonal quality. The Artist is a fantastic beginner's instrument, for a beginner who is looking for a cello that is easy to play, but also has a rich tone (which is why most choose cello in the first place!). We use the highest quality fittings and strings we can, to create an instrument that proves to be a value in the market, priced well under anything similar. (The StringWorks Setup™ helps even more so in this regard). Our StringWorks Artist cello also has a long waitlist for preowned instruments, so it is a smart purchase when considering our generous trade-in policy, as 100% of your purchase price is protected, as an investment. Choose the Artist if you are a beginning-intermediate cellist but still want an instrument that can produce a beautiful sound. If you want a more highly figured, more tonally capable instrument, take a look at Virtuoso or Maestro.
SOUND FILE: Enjoy some Bach on the StringWorks Artist cello here
OUTFIT DISCOUNT! If you purchase an instrument, case, and bow, use discount code OUTFIT to receive $20.00 off your order! NOTE on bow choice - if you choose Harmony, you'll want to consider upgrading to Larsen A and D, as the Harmony bow is not as 'warm' tonally as the wood bows on our Artist cello. The upgrade is $47.00
Trade-In Policy: StringWorks continues to feature the greatest trade-in policy in the industry. Your first trade-in, to a higher level instrument of the same type (violin to violin, etc) is 100% credit of the purchase price. Subsequent trade-ups are 80%! Certain restrictions apply, and instrument must be in as-new condition for full credit. Repairs and reconditioning charges may be subtracted from your credit applied