Caressa & Francais

This exceptional cello from the atelier of Caressa & Francais was built c. 1905, and bears an original label reading " Fait sous la Direction de Caressa & Francais, Luthiers de Conservatoire, 4 Passage Saulnier A Paris". It has a open, projecting quality with richness and depth, along with an easy response. The instrument is in beautiful condition.

Andreas Eastman

Andreas Eastman cellos are the instruments that we use most frequently in our rental program, and are also available for purchase. These high-quality instruments have a warm, pleasing tone, and are highly responsive to the demands of beginning and intermediate students. Perrin and Associates adds our own hand-crafted bridge and professional-quality strings to each instrument, and we adjust each for optimal performance before it leaves our shop.

Jay Haide Baroque

This instrument is an accurate baroque reproduction by Jay Ifshin and Haide Lim. Possessing the traditional thicker neck and shorter fingerboard, this is the perfect entry-level baroque cello.

Maciej Lacek

Maciej Lacek is a master luthier and member of the Polish Violin Makers Association. He is the son and graduate student of Jan Lacek, a well respected luthier who founded the Luthier School Institute in Nowy Targ, Poland. The knowledge that he gained from working with his father from an early age is evident in instruments that have remarkable tone, response, and projection, as well as great beauty of workmanship and varnish.  Many concertmasters, leading players and symphony orchestra musicians who perform regularly in United States, Western Europe and especially in Poland are playing on Mr. Lacek’s instruments.

Pawet Migiel

Master Luthier
Pawet Migiel

Pawet Migiel was born in Zakopane, Poland in 1982, and his affinity for the violin and its construction started as a child. After finishing his schooling, he went to work as an apprentice of Wojciech Topa, one of Poland’s finest luthiers, with whom he still works.

Migiel builds instruments in the patterns of Italian masters, and although still young, his instruments are rapidly gaining a reputation around the world and are sought after by students and mature musicians alike.

Raul Emiliani

Raul Emiliani cellos are powerful instruments with a rich, complex tone, and are one of our best options for intermediate cellists. Their superb playability and wide range of dynamic response make them suitable for solo performance as well as orchestra and chamber ensemble.