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Shar Music in Home Trial

Our Safe, Easy, and Risk-Free In Home Trial Program allows you to try a cello for a 7 day trial period.

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Instrument Financing

Offering 3, 6, or 12 month extended payment plans with no interest on most SHAR Violin Shop instruments.

Find the Correct Cello Size

Find the Right Cello Size

Need help finding the right size cello for your student or child? Watch our video tutorial.


Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art Cello - 4/4 size

Instrument: Cello
Level: Advanced

Our Most Teacher-Recommended European Violin

The beloved Karl Schneider® Master Art cello has been one of the most teacher-recommended cellos we've ever offered. And no wonder: superb tone and balance, careful German craftsmanship and a wonderful "Old German" antique varnish, all add up to a winner. Our careful shop setup and play testing assures that your new Schneider® cello will perform at its best as soon as it arrives in your home.

Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Laminate Cello - 4/4 Size

Instrument: Cello
Level: Beginning


Sturdy, crack-resistant, full laminated construction with nitro varnish, solid maple scroll, ebony fingerboard and fittings, and Overture Premium strings.  This durable cello is sure to withstand the rigors of any player or program. An open sound and exceptional playability is what our customers experience with the Franz Hoffmann inspection and setup process.  Made in China, setup in our Ann Arbor shop.

Available in 4/4 to 1/8 size.

This Franz Hoffmann cello does not come with any accessories, it is the cello only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing. You can find an outfit here.


John Cheng® Antonio Stradivari Cello - 4/4 Size

Instrument: Cello
Level: Advanced

John Cheng cellos combine the finest, aged tonewoods from China, meticulous workmanship, and expert varnish work. This Stradivari model captures the essence of the great Italian master, and gives us the tonal qualities which have set Strads apart as the gold standard for design and acoustics: full-bodied warmth and sonorous brilliance, with excellent response and balance. Carefully crafted under the watchful eye of a European trained master luthier, you can be assured of the lasting quality of this fine cello.


Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Cello Outfit - 4/4 size

Instrument: Cello
Level: Beginning

Hand-carved of aged flamed maple and clear, straight-grained spruce, the Prelude is as much a delight to look at as it is to play. The delicately-shaded golden-brown varnish is spirit-based and hand-applied, allowing the Prelude to vibrate freely and the sound to blossom. Careful attention to the ebony fingerboard allows your young student to advance quickly, without fighting poor setup. Smoothly functioning ebony pegs, perfectly-fitted bridge and post. Made in China with final test playing and adjustment in our Ann Arbor workshop to ensure that the Prelude will perform perfectly, with no wolf tones.

Available in 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10 sizes.

Outfit includes a brazilwood/horsehair (KCB) bow, rosin and Heritage (HCB320) cello bag.