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Cello by John Simmers, Brisbane 2020.

This cello is based on a well regarded instrument by Giuseppe filius Andreae Guarneri. This moderately sized cello possesses a robust warm sound and is clear and even across its range. This cello is currently available to view at Alex Grant Violins in Melbourne.

Price $55,000

KG100 Cello

The 100 model cello from the KG workshop is similar to the 80 model, but has a more tradition hand applied oil varnish and nicer timber. The instrument is set up by Simmers Violins and includes a high quality French Despiau bridge blank and Larsen strings. The KG100 is supplied with a bow and soft case.

Price $3900

Simmers Violin Makers – Studio Series cello.


The latest Studio Series cello is modeled after a fine cello by Guiseppe Guarneri filius Andrea. It is made from fine quality European timber. By outsourcing the initial stages of making the cello, we can offer a very high-quality instrument at less than half the cost of a cello fully made by John Simmers. This cello has been finished and varnished in our Red Hill workshop by John Simmers.

Price $22,000

KG 200 Cello

The 200 model cello from KG is our most popular cello for students moving up to their first full size instrument. Personally prepared by John Simmers with a detailed setup including reshaping the fingerboard, a fine French bridge and a full set of Larsen strings.

Price $4900

KG80 Cello

The 80 model cello from the KG workshop is our preferred student level cello. They are made to a very high standard and are chosen for their amazing quality for this price level. We believe this is the minimum quality that students of all levels deserve. The quality of this instrument allows us to perform a detailed setup which is included in the price. The setup includes the highest quality Despiau bridge blank and Larsen strings. Also included is a bow and soft case. Currently available in 3/4 size. Other sizes available to order.

Price $2860