Bluett Bros. Violins


Handmade Cellos

As a cello luthier, Mark Bluett crafts wonderful custom cellos for players of all levels; from students to professionals. Using high quality woods and a strong attention to detail, Bluett Cellos are built for amazing sound, playability, and durability.
Mark applies his tap tone process to ensure the right sound can be made from the size of the wood grain and size of the cello. Depending on the width of the grain, there could be a wider depth of sound in the wood, so several specific adjustments should be made to balance the tone and sound of the cello to be perfect.

This is where factories run short. Many factories will make large amounts of instruments, all with the same thickness of wood, ignoring the width of the grain. This leads to an inconsistency and weakness in sound.

With Bluett Bros, on the other hand, you can rest assured that your cello will be made with the utmost care and attention. Mark has made countless cellos and knows exactly how to treat the woods used when making the best instrument possible.

The Rose

Mark is now in the process of making his latest cello, “The Rose.” He has been using ebony and Hollywood purfling to create designs for the back of cellos and creating relief carvings for the backs of the scrolls. These unique features make Bluett cellos a work of art as well as a tonally exceptional instrument. Examples of this are seen in “The Hummingbird” and “The Sparrow” cellos.

Ordering a Cello

The cellos for sale from Bluett Bros Violins are all made to the finest detail for great cello sound and maximum playability. Ordering a Bluett cello will be an excellent choice for music majors, professional musicians, or even amateur cello players interested in upgrading to a professional level.

If you desire a cello with ornate designs, Mark can make any custom carvings, designs, or wood inlays you ask for, giving your instrument a unique and artistic finish.

Mark will be happy to make a student cello, professional cello, or custom cello depending on your specific needs as a musician. The shop also offers cello repairs and cello bow repairs and rehairs.

Visit us at 112 Hill St. York, PA. 17403, or call Mark at (717) 854-9064 to discuss your playing style and the details of your ideal cello.