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.

Contact us immediately to discuss the consignment, repair, restoration, or purchase of a cello, bass, violin, or bow!

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Featured Instruments

Below is a collection of some of the  best-playing cellos we currently have in our shop.

Francesco Micheli $2000.00 We were fortunate to obtain this instrument that normally sells for over $3000.00: it has a varnish blemish on the heel of the neck - right where your thumb would wear off the varnish anyway.  A very nice, smooth player with unusual complexity, evenness and power.  It's a new cello but there is only one at this price. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Francesco Micheli
$2000.00

We were fortunate to obtain this instrument that normally sells for over $3000.00: it has a varnish blemish on the heel of the neck - right where your thumb would wear off the varnish anyway.  A very nice, smooth player with unusual complexity, evenness and power.  It's a new cello but there is only one at this price.

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

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Helmuth Fischer   $3750.00 An amazingly nice cello of German wood and workmanship.  This is a powerful player without any hint of strident or new. Very even throughout with a focused but dark sound.  Suitable for advanced players in all situations at a very affordable price, especially for a German Instrument. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Helmuth Fischer  
$3750.00

An amazingly nice cello of German wood and workmanship.  This is a powerful player without any hint of strident or new. Very even throughout with a focused but dark sound.  Suitable for advanced players in all situations at a very affordable price, especially for a German Instrument.

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

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Christian Hamma   $5850.00 This is an exceptional cello from Germany.  Fine workmanship, lovely varnish, a slightly smaller model than you see in most new cellos.  A terrific player, from balancing a string quartet to competing with a full orchestra for a concerto, very even from low C to the highest register. Several professionals and,high level conservatory students are using these. Warm, focused tone with plenty of power at a very affordable price. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Christian Hamma  
$5850.00

This is an exceptional cello from Germany.  Fine workmanship, lovely varnish, a slightly smaller model than you see in most new cellos.  A terrific player, from balancing a string quartet to competing with a full orchestra for a concerto, very even from low C to the highest register. Several professionals and,high level conservatory students are using these. Warm, focused tone with plenty of power at a very affordable price.

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

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Thurmond Knight 2012                   $21,000  Thurmond Knight, who ranks among America's finest makers, has created a Montagnana model that is visually and tonally stunning . Thurmond studied for years with the legendary Karl Roy, later served as Roy's teaching assistant, and now instructs talented luthiers at his Glover, Vermont shop (which has been visited by a number of top professionals including Joyce Hammann - concermaster of Phantom Of The Opera).  No. 70 is beautifully made with eye-popping figure in its ribs and back, a terrific piece of spruce for the top, and a lovely depth of varnish.  Its tone is wonderfully rich and warm, from its deep-throated bass all the way to the powerful but amazingly sweet upper register.  Even with its unusual smoothness and evenness this cello still possesses great focus and power and will compete with the largest grand piano. One of the finest overall cellos we've ever had. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Thurmond Knight 2012                  
$21,000

 Thurmond Knight, who ranks among America's finest makers, has created a Montagnana model that is visually and tonally stunning . Thurmond studied for years with the legendary Karl Roy, later served as Roy's teaching assistant, and now instructs talented luthiers at his Glover, Vermont shop (which has been visited by a number of top professionals including Joyce Hammann - concermaster of Phantom Of The Opera).  No. 70 is beautifully made with eye-popping figure in its ribs and back, a terrific piece of spruce for the top, and a lovely depth of varnish.  Its tone is wonderfully rich and warm, from its deep-throated bass all the way to the powerful but amazingly sweet upper register.  Even with its unusual smoothness and evenness this cello still possesses great focus and power and will compete with the largest grand piano. One of the finest overall cellos we've ever had.

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

Learn More...


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