For Beginners (Under $2000)
Cecilio 4/4 CECO-1BK Black Metallic Electric CelloCecilio is one of the most well-known student cello brand available in the market. They also produce some of the best electric cellos. They offer quality instruments at a fraction of the cost of other big-name players. Cecilio 4/4 CECO-1BK cellos are made out of hand-carved maple wood with a black metallic varnish. They have an ebony fingerboard, pegs, and tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay and four detachable fine tuners. These electric cello outfits are also very generous. In addition to the electric cello itself, the Cecilio outfit comes with a well-padded lightweight soft-case, bow, rosin, aux cable, and headphones. So it is a great overall cello package for beginners just starting out who doesn’t have all of the electric equipment necessary.
Cecilio 4/4 CECO-4BK Black Metallic Electric CelloSimilar to Cecilio 4/4 CECO-1BK, this Cecilio electric cello is also made out of hand-carved maple wood with a black metallic varnish. They have an ebony fingerboard, pegs, and tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay and four detachable fine tuners. It has the same package and sold at same price, also a great option for beginner players for a complete package. Only difference is the shape of this cello, which look more unique and stylish, and probably will give your audience a newer impression when playing. Personally, I would pick this one over CECO-1BK.
Stagg ECL 4/4 BK Electric Cello – BlackStagg is a world renowned electric instrument manufacturer. Established in 1995, Stagg has been dedicated to bringing high-quality musical instruments and accessories to musicians of all types, at the most attractive prices. The Stagg ECL electric cello is one more excellent instrument by this company. A great fit for any cellist looking for an electric instrument that fits into a tight space. The Amazon outfit only includes the instrument itself so you will need to refer to our checklist for buying a cello to determine what else you will need.
Leeche Handmade Professional Solid Wood Electric Cello
This is a pretty new brand, but looks like they know what they are doing by providing good instrument at affordable price. These Leeche electric cellos use 2.4 inches deep quality plywood body, maple neck, ebony fingerboard and fittings, aluminum alloy tailpiece, professional pick-up system, stainless steel and ebony endpin. They are equipped with German pickup system, which offers high fidelity, high sensitivity but low noise.
Leeche claims these cellos are comparable that of Yamaha’s, they come with bag, cable, bow, extra bridge and set of string, you do need to purchase battery though, but that won’t be much of a hassle.
NS Design WAV4 Electric Cello – AmberburstThe NS Design WAV cello is the first ever performance quality solid-body electric cello under $1,000. Sleek, portable, playable design and reliably strong, balanced cello tone make this one of the best values on the electric cello market. The body is made with solid, straight grain maple, with maple face or flame maple face on body. A brass pin on the rear of the neck serves as a reference point corresponding to the heel of an acoustic cello. The fingerboard is made of ebony and has inlaid dot markers to reference where various notes are. The instrument is tuned with fully encased worm gear tuners. A convenient switch on the side of the NXT allows you to select sensitivity for either arco or pizzicato play resulting in either more percussive response, or smoother and sustained response, adding a new dimension to what you can create musically. The outfit includes a basic gig bag with the option to upgrade to a harder flight case. Other accessories, including purchasing the cello bow, are up to you.
Yamaha SVC50SK Silent Compact Cello OutfitA super-lightweight electric cello, the Yamaha SVC50SK weights only 41.6 lbs making it a great choice for traveling musicians. Made with the high-quality known from Yamaha, the SVC-50 offers the natural feel and resonance of an acoustic cello. The additional chest support makes holding this cello during concerts extremely comfortable. In addition to the reverb section, the instrument is also equipped with Auxiliary In, Line Out and Headphone Jacks People love it, too! It has a 4.8/5 star rating on Amazon and the reviews can’t stop praising this instrument. Although this is sold as an “outfit,” only the instrument is provided so you’ll need to buy a bow and other accessories.
For Pros ($2000 and UP)
Yamaha SVC-110SK Silent Electric CelloThis is a great concert electric cello for a rock or Apocalyptica tribute concert. These cello comes with full bodied frame for traditional feel with Wittner tuning adjusters plus fine tuning control on tailpiece, it produce a realistic acoustic sound. Customers love this cello because of the high quality. Yamaha is well-known for making very high-quality electric instruments (usually piano keyboards). Featuring a redesigned resonating chamber helps produce the most realistic and “acoustic-like” string tones and resonating sound, this cello is ready for the concert hall. This cello comes with a bag, headphone, and batteries, but you will have to purchase cable and a bow.
NS Design CR4 Electric 4-String Cello
The CR4 Cello features the Polar bridge-mounted piezo pickup system. The Polar pickups can sense either vertical or lateral string vibration. Set in the vertical mode, plucked notes are remarkably even and sustained. In the lateral mode, the pickup has unparalleled sensitivity in the direction of the bow, with more attack when plucked. Attack and decay can be effectively controlled with the Polar pickup system. This beautiful 4-string cello is finished with a traditional amber stain and a polymer top coat. The solid ebony fingerboard is graduated for each string for ideal playing action. It comes with a gig bag, but you will have to have all other accessories ready to use it.