cello plans for constructing a full size cello

Cello Plans on paper or PDF

blueprints and working drawings for constructing your own cello

 748 mm Cello with a Body Stop of  400 mm  


35.00 British Pounds Sterling for the plans in PDF format emailed to you for viewing and printing.

Most print / copy shops can print directly from a PDF file, full size.


50.00 British Pounds Sterling   includes airmail postage world-wide for full size plans printed on paper.



But if you wish to pay by cheque or internet banking transfer, please contact me for details.



These are full-size drawings of a 29 7/16 inch (748 mm) Cello, based on typical Strad cellos.
The plans were originally drawn by an English cello maker in 1965 and are offered here as unaltered facsimiles of these original drawings.

The plans are printed on four sheets of paper, each 33 x 24 inches  (84 x 60 cm), and are supplied to you rolled up in a strong postal tube. They provide a good basis for building a  cello.

Sheet 1:  Cello Front   (showing outline, long arching, cross arching, bass bar, bridge position, soundpost, neck and end blocks, f-holes, etc.)

Sheet 2:   Cello Back (showing outline, long arching, cross arching, contours and thicknesses, etc.)

Sheet 3:  Neck & Scroll (showing scroll front and back, scroll templates, shoulder end of neck, plan and side views of scroll, neck and body, bridge, fingerboard nut, tailpiece saddle, fingerboard, pegs, etc.)

Sheet 4:   Cello Mould   (showing a two-piece inside mould - plan and side views, with all clamping cauls and other constructional details.)




Order Cello Plans:

   35.00 British Pounds Sterling  PDF emailed to you
   50.00 British Pounds Sterling  (UK or Airmail included) on Paper
     60.00 British Pounds Sterling  (Airsure  / Signed For included) on Paper

Shipping Guarantee: Plans are posted First Class Royal Mail to UK destinations. For other countries, Royal Mail Airmail is used - this can take from one week to three weeks in some cases. I guarantee to make sure you receive your plans; in the unlikely event that they do not arrive, I will send you replacement plans free of charge if they do not arrive after 15 working days (UK addresses). For European countries, I will send replacements if the plans fail to arrive after 20 working days; for countries outside Europe this will be 25 working days.

However, if you want the plans to arrive extra fast and with greater security, I can use either Royal Mail Airsure® or Royal Mail International Signed For™ ; depending on which country you are in. This costs 10.00 GBP extra.


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