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

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

 7/8 Johann Leibman $2,650 Our popular Johann Leibman cello has been used in orchestras, solo and chamber performances and university degree programs.  The 7/8 model offers this same workmanship and full sound in a cello that will comfortably fit the smaller player without sacrificing depth & richness.  Good 7/8 cellos are difficult to find: this one provides everything a player looks for in a cello, without the awkwardness and discomfort of an instrument that is simply too big. And at an affordable price Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

 7/8 Johann Leibman
$2,650

Our popular Johann Leibman cello has been used in orchestras, solo and chamber performances and university degree programs.  The 7/8 model offers this same workmanship and full sound in a cello that will comfortably fit the smaller player without sacrificing depth & richness.  Good 7/8 cellos are difficult to find: this one provides everything a player looks for in a cello, without the awkwardness and discomfort of an instrument that is simply too big. And at an affordable price

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

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Made For Rembert Wurlitzer, ca 1960 $5,200 Rembert Wurlitzer took over the legendary American violin establishment (where the great instruments were bought, sold and restored) after his father had sold it and was briefly in other hands. To complement their prize stock of Italian and French instruments, the Wurlitzer house contracted violinmakers in Mittenwald to make instruments to be sold in their shop. These were always well-crafted and quite a few have survived as excellent players.  This is a fine example, in great condition, with beautiful soaring, woody sound, almost instant engagement and enough power for serious solo work.  A terrific cello at a great price. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

Made For Rembert Wurlitzer, ca 1960
$5,200


Rembert Wurlitzer took over the legendary American violin establishment (where the great instruments were bought, sold and restored) after his father had sold it and was briefly in other hands. To complement their prize stock of Italian and French instruments, the Wurlitzer house contracted violinmakers in Mittenwald to make instruments to be sold in their shop. These were always well-crafted and quite a few have survived as excellent players.  This is a fine example, in great condition, with beautiful soaring, woody sound, almost instant engagement and enough power for serious solo work.  A terrific cello at a great price.

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

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John Juzek (Red Label) 1942 $14,000 The John Juzek red labeled Master Art series are perhaps the most sought-after cellos in the world in their price range.  For about a ten-year period beginning in the late 1930's  these copies of the great masters were made by members of the guilds in Mittenwald and many have found their way into the concert world, played by Carter Brey & Melissa Perley, among others. The wood used is some of the finest we've ever seen, and the craftsmanship ranks with Europe's best.  This cello is a Guarnerius copy, made in 1942. It has a rich, throaty sound with almost unlimited power: the kind of instrument that challenges its player to plumb its depths. These don't surface very often. Questions about this instrument? Contact us through this site or call 802-229-1501. Learn More...

John Juzek (Red Label) 1942
$14,000

The John Juzek red labeled Master Art series are perhaps the most sought-after cellos in the world in their price range.  For about a ten-year period beginning in the late 1930's  these copies of the great masters were made by members of the guilds in Mittenwald and many have found their way into the concert world, played by Carter Brey & Melissa Perley, among others. The wood used is some of the finest we've ever seen, and the craftsmanship ranks with Europe's best.  This cello is a Guarnerius copy, made in 1942. It has a rich, throaty sound with almost unlimited power: the kind of instrument that challenges its player to plumb its depths. These don't surface very often.

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.

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