Recommended For: Beginner
Very affordable, Stentor has made a name for themselves by being one of the highest quality cello brands for the price. This is a great cello that serves many students well until they are able to upgrade to an intermediate cello.
Like their other instruments, Stentor cellos are made in the traditional way out of solid tone woods. This includes a solid ebony fingerboard (as opposed to the Cecilio above), pegs, and fittings with maple sides and back, and a spruce top. Stentor cellos also have inlaid purfling to prevent the softer spruce wood top from splitting.
Starter kits on Amazon come with the cello, a cello bag, wood and horsehair bow (usually brazilwood), and rosin so you have everything you need to get started immediately.
Based in the United Kingdom, Stentor manufactures the instruments in Chinese workshops, but checks each instrument for quality before delivery to your home or store so you can be sure that your instrument will arrive in excellent condition.
With a wide variety of cellos for sale, from absolute beginner to slightly below intermediate, Stentor is sure to have the right cello for your student. They come in a variety of sizes and are very sturdy, a plus for parents worried about durability while being transported to and from school.