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"As Executive and Artist Director of the Academy of Strings, I can recommend The String House of Rochester, New York without hesitation. They have provided instruments of outstanding quality and value to our students for over fifteen years. Their willingness to work with our families in their choice of an instrument is in my opinion, second to none in the country. This type of service and genuine interest in matching instrument to musician is hard to come by these days. When you couple sincere help and advice with the highest value pricing I have seen, you end up with a winning combination."

Timothy Barrett
Executive and Artist Director
Academy of Strings, Johnson City, TN


In 1998, The String House formed a relationship with a fine workshop in China. Instruments are made according to our specifications regarding dimensions, graduations, varnish and wood quality.
Because of their visual beauty and wonderful tonal qualities, these cellos are currently being enjoyed throughout the USA and are the choice of many teachers for individuals in need of a fine student cello.
Below is a list and description of models available.


The Tartini is the best-selling and highly preferred cello by teachers throughout the country. They are beautifully hand carved cellos with only highly select and attractive wood and the tone is very impressive. This cello is available in 3 models; Stradivarius, Professional, and Master Art.

Tartini “Stradivarius Model” Cello:
$1500.00 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8, 4/4

Tartini “Professional Model” Cello: Fine wood and darker tone quality
$2000.00 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8, 4/4

Tartini “Master Art Model” Cello: Fine wood and mid-range tone quality
$2500.00 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8, 4/4


The DeSanto is the highest level cello we directly import from China. It has the highest flamed maple back and a full projecting responsive tone throughout the cello.

The DeSanto Cello:
$2600.00 1/2
$2800.00 3/4
$3500.00 7/8, 4/4


We highly recommend the Gottfried Lembock cello. They are outstanding hand crafted cellos made in the antique style from Germany. These cellos are made on a slightly smaller model making them more comfortable for a smaller person. The tone is very responsive and of a warmer color.

Gottfried Lembock Cello:
$2400.00 1/4
$2600.00 1/2
$2800.00 3/4
$3500.00 4/4