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!  Interested in Cello Lessons? Give us call to discuss available times at our studio, or try our successful Skype online program! Find out more here

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Featured Instruments

Periodically we will feature instruments in various price ranges that we feel have special qualities that would interest cellists.

Eastman Strings Model 405, 2004 $2500 This is from what we consider to be the golden period in Eastman Strings cellos.  The wood is terrific, the varnish attractive and rich, and the sound is good enough to surpass many cellos costing far more.  This cello is easy to play, possesses a full, robust, and focused sound that is suitable for very high level performances. It is in excellent condition. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Eastman Strings Model 405, 2004
$2500


This is from what we consider to be the golden period in Eastman Strings cellos.  The wood is terrific, the varnish attractive and rich, and the sound is good enough to surpass many cellos costing far more.  This cello is easy to play, possesses a full, robust, and focused sound that is suitable for very high level performances. It is in excellent condition.

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

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Roderick Paesold, 2001 $6200 A beautifully made and varnished cello from the acclaimed Paesold shop in Baiersdorf, Germany.  This instrument has a big, full sound that responds quickly and fingers instantly. There is enough age for rich sound but the cello is in almost new condition.   Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Roderick Paesold, 2001
$6200


A beautifully made and varnished cello from the acclaimed Paesold shop in Baiersdorf, Germany.  This instrument has a big, full sound that responds quickly and fingers instantly. There is enough age for rich sound but the cello is in almost new condition.
 

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

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Unlabeled German cello, mid 1800's.   $6500 A truly terrific player with beautiful wood and rich golden amber varnish. Wonderful old complex sound with plentry of focus, this instrument was made on a slightly smaller model but has a big, full sound. There's more. This cello belonged to Calo Scott who was one of , if not the, very first professional jazz cellists ever, and he played it for his entire professional career. Scott and his cello recorded with jazz icons like Mal Waldron, Archie Shepp, Gerry Mulligan and Charlie Rouse to name just a few. He sat in club jam sessions with some of the all-time greats, including Thelonius Monk. Scott retired in 1973 and passed in 1998. This is one of the best playing cellos we've had in our shop in some time, and with it comes an important piece of history. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Unlabeled German cello, mid 1800's.   $6500

A truly terrific player with beautiful wood and rich golden amber varnish. Wonderful old complex sound with plentry of focus, this instrument was made on a slightly smaller model but has a big, full sound. There's more. This cello belonged to Calo Scott who was one of , if not the, very first professional jazz cellists ever, and he played it for his entire professional career. Scott and his cello recorded with jazz icons like Mal Waldron, Archie Shepp, Gerry Mulligan and Charlie Rouse to name just a few. He sat in club jam sessions with some of the all-time greats, including Thelonius Monk. Scott retired in 1973 and passed in 1998.

This is one of the best playing cellos we've had in our shop in some time, and with it comes an important piece of history.

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

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Lawrence Wilke Cello No. 114, 2007 $32,750 A terrific price for a Wilke cello (Larry makes only cellos), which the maker acknowledges is one of the very finest cellos he has ever completed.  There is a long waiting list for Larry's new cellos, not surprising as he is one of the most sought-after makers in world for cellos. No. 114 has an amazing sound, effortlessly produced, is in pristine condition and a feast for the eyes as well as the ears. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Lawrence Wilke Cello No. 114, 2007
$32,750


A terrific price for a Wilke cello (Larry makes only cellos), which the maker acknowledges is one of the very finest cellos he has ever completed.  There is a long waiting list for Larry's new cellos, not surprising as he is one of the most sought-after makers in world for cellos. No. 114 has an amazing sound, effortlessly produced, is in pristine condition and a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

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

Learn More...