Cellos

The Cello is a stringed instrument larger than a violin but smaller than a double bass. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in chamber ensembles, string orchestras and symphony orchestras. It is also a popular instrument with many modern pop and folk groups.

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Choosing the Right Size Cello

As with all instruments from the string family, choosing the right size cello is important. A cello that is too small or too large for its user will be more difficult to play. Cello choices are usually determined based on age, height or body length.

Cello Size Guide

1/4 size - ages 5 to 7 - height up to 4ft, body length 20" to 23"
1/2 size - ages 7 to 11 - height up to 4.5ft, body length 26" to 27.5"
3/4 size - ages 11 to 15 - height up to 5ft, body length 26" to 27.5"
4/4 size - ages 16+ - height 5ft and over, body length 30" and over

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