Cello Restoration, Repairs, Sales & Service

Paul Perley Cellos offers fine cellos and stringed instruments in all price ranges. We specialize in the restoration, repair, and sale of cellos, basses and violins. Paul Perley Cellos takes pride in the personal experience that we are able to provide to each customer, and aim to connect each client with an instrument that fits their needs. We consider our setup and adjustment services second to none, as professional and novice players from throughout New England come to the shop for tonal improvement.

We have instruments in all price ranges, and proudly ship to all 50 states and Canada. Looking for a special instrument and not finding it in our listings? Email us or give us a call. We usually have many more cellos and basses than our website indicates: quite a few are acquired and sold before we have time to photograph them and to add them to our website.

SHIPPING.  The cost of shipping cellos has increased dramatically in the past few years, so here's our policy.  If you purchase any cello without a trial (a final sale), we'll ship it to you at no charge.  If you want any cello on trial, we'll ship it to you for $100.00.  If you decide not to purchase it, your shipping cost back will be about $125.00 if the cello is less than $3000, or around $250.00 if the cello is $3000 or more (we use a much bigger box).  If you decide to purchase the cello on trial, we'll deduct the $100.00 from the price.   Please call us at (802) 229 1501 with any questions.

Contact us at (802) 229 1501 to discuss the consignment, repair, restoration, or purchase of a cello, bass, violin, or bow!

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Featured Instruments:

Fine bows by W.E. Hill & Albert Nurnberger A beautiful silver mounted Hill bow ca. 1890, likely made by Samuel Allen, a very fine maker, at a time that pre-dated the more production period of the famous Hill firm.  The model is F.X. Tourte which later became the template of the Hill's.  The bow is in very nice condition with a beautifully balanced octagonal stick, silver tip plate, and solid silver button.  One of the very best of all the Hill cello bows. Questions about these instruments? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Fine bows by W.E. Hill & Albert Nurnberger

A beautiful silver mounted Hill bow ca. 1890, likely made by Samuel Allen, a very fine maker, at a time that pre-dated the more production period of the famous Hill firm.  The model is F.X. Tourte which later became the template of the Hill's.  The bow is in very nice condition with a beautifully balanced octagonal stick, silver tip plate, and solid silver button.  One of the very best of all the Hill cello bows.

Questions about these instruments? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501.

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Label: "Osmanek....Schonbach" (ca. 1910)    You've probably not seen this cello before, but you well may have heard it.  It is the cello that was played on the Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever recording, one of the best selling albums of all time.  Making it possibly the most listened-to cello in history...?  So how does it sound and play?  Beautifully rich and very easily.  It is not a mystery that the cellist chose this instrument to play with some of the most sought-after artists in the world. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Label: "Osmanek....Schonbach" (ca. 1910) 
 

You've probably not seen this cello before, but you well may have heard it.  It is the cello that was played on the Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever recording, one of the best selling albums of all time.  Making it possibly the most listened-to cello in history...?  So how does it sound and play?  Beautifully rich and very easily.  It is not a mystery that the cellist chose this instrument to play with some of the most sought-after artists in the world.

Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501.

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Martin Hornsteiner 1795 (label)   A mid 1800's cello, beautifully made, likely by a member of the Hornsteiner family.  It is in excellent condition, having been obviously well-cared-for its entire life. The cello is lovely to look at but its best feature is its sound. Dark, potent, with a beautifully complex edge that only comes from great wood that's been out there 150+ years.  This probably won't be around long. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More..  

Martin Hornsteiner 1795 (label)
 

A mid 1800's cello, beautifully made, likely by a member of the Hornsteiner family.  It is in excellent condition, having been obviously well-cared-for its entire life. The cello is lovely to look at but its best feature is its sound. Dark, potent, with a beautifully complex edge that only comes from great wood that's been out there 150+ years.  This probably won't be around long.

Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501.

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Lawrence Wilke, #129, 2010   We're very excited to carry another cello by Larry Wilke.  Number 129 is everything Wilke cellos are famous for: beautiful tone wood, impeccable workmanship, beautiful varnish - our opinion is that it's the perfect color for a cello - and exquisite sound: rich, focused, warm & powerful. It is a dream to play: smooth, consistent and effortless. Wilke cellos have become well-known throughout the U.S. and internationally as some of the best contemporary cellos out there, and they're sure to increase in value as time passes.. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More... .

Lawrence Wilke, #129, 2010
 

We're very excited to carry another cello by Larry Wilke.  Number 129 is everything Wilke cellos are famous for: beautiful tone wood, impeccable workmanship, beautiful varnish - our opinion is that it's the perfect color for a cello - and exquisite sound: rich, focused, warm & powerful. It is a dream to play: smooth, consistent and effortless. Wilke cellos have become well-known throughout the U.S. and internationally as some of the best contemporary cellos out there, and they're sure to increase in value as time passes..

Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501.

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We are fortunate to have Robinson Morse working as  a luthier  in our shop. Rob is also an accomplished Jazz bassist and composer. Recently he completed work on a CD which encompassed many of his finest works. Check it out here!

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