Buying an electric cello is a great life decision. Electric cellos are stylish, “cool,” and downright fun to play. Since electric cellos are harder to find at local music shops and usually must be purchased online, we have consolidated a list below of the best electric cellos.
Shopping for an electric cello is a very different experience than shopping for a regular cello. Whereas sound quality plays a huge role in buying a regular cello, it is not as important of a factor for electric cellos because all of the sound travels through electric wires and is amplified anyway. Instead of just sound quality then, we evaluated each electric cello on the following criteria.
One final note before we get to our recommended cello brands: Shopping online for electric cellos is a relatively new phenomenon. We typically recommend going to a local music shop to try out cellos before you shop online for the best deal, but since electric cellos tend to only be sold online we recommend checking out Amazon’s return policy to make sure you’re comfortable purchasing online.
We looked at a lot of different electric cello brands and narrowed our list to only the top 10 electric cello brands by setting up relatively strict criteria to adhere to during the reviews.
Here is what we considered:
- How other users ranked the brand (Amazon reviews, etc)
- Brand reputation
- Options and features
- Price points
Even popular brands had to work hard to get our approval by providing great customer care and offering quality products.
We looked at how other users had reviewed the product to determine whether it was high quality. However, being able to look at what others users had to say did not really drive our final opinion about any one brand, but it did help us to know what to look for in an electric cello that was either critiqued or talked about in the positive.
Options and features were things that we considered when we whittled down our recommended brands. Obviously, we wanted to be able to give buyers the most bang for their buck.
We did not focus on features alone, we balanced the features with the price points and usability to give you the best value for your money.