Cellos are heavy instruments and it can be very annoying to have to put the cello back in its case everytime you play. You may also want visitors to see your beautiful instrument whenever they come over. Regardless of why you want a cello stand, they are great accessories that make storing your instrument very simple. No more trying to balance your cello while you try to put a soft case over it or hiding your cello away in a closet somewhere. Cello stands make storing your cello as easy as setting your cello on the stand. Below you’ll find a list of our favorite cello stands that you can use to show off your cello.
What to Look for in Cello Stands
Finding the right cello stand can be challenging since you want to find one that has the right asthetic yet is sturdy enough to hold your cello. You should look for the following two features when finding a cello stand to buy.
Do you want a wooden or metal stand? Pick the material you want to match your home or music area.
Make sure your cello stand is sturdy enough to support your cello in terms of both size and weight. You want to find a cello that fits around your cello and can hold it up. You don’t want your cello to collapse while it is standing up.
All Cello Stands
Below are our favorite cello stands. Read on to learn more.
1. Boston Cello Stand by JSI
The Boston Cello Stand by JSI is a well-made cello stand that is easy to setup, portable, and sturdy which makes it a staple in music shops. It was recently featured in Strings Magazine who tout it as an amazin cello stand. The padding at the bottom will protect your cello from scratches. This cello stand will make your cello always available to play.
2. Strad Ornate Carved Wooden Cello Stand
This ornate carved cello stand is the perfect cello stand to turn your wooden instrument into a piece of art. Your cello will always be available to play and the hand-carved scrolls will hold your cello firmly upright. The only concern is that there is no place to hang your bow
3. Vio Music Cello Wooden Stand
The Vio Music cello stand is a basic wooden cello stand that is well-padded and very supportive to support a full-sized cello. What makes this better than the Strad cello stand above is this wooden cello stand comes with a bow holder. Also not quite as elegant as the Strad stand, but this Vio Music stand makes up for it with reliability.
4. Zither Wooden Cello Stand with Bow Holder
This stand will make your cello stand out in any home. It is handmade from mahogany and uses the natural curvature and color of the wood to stand out. As a final touch, the wood is polished with natural oil. Fits any full-size cello since it has a 48″ clearance.
5. String Swing Cello Hanger
This stand is a simple wall hanger that holds your cello against the wall. It screws into your wall and has an extended hook to hold your bow.
6. Stagg SV-CE Adjustable Foldable Stand
This foldable cello stand is extremely portable and affordable compared to the other A-frame cello stands on this list. It is constructed of a metal base with an ABS support to securely support your cello, but it can be easily folded for travel.
7. Paititi Premium Cello Stand
This sturdy, velvet-lined cello stand is both ornate and supportive. It’s big box shape gives it a sound foundation that is unlikely to tip from an accidental touch.
Whichever cello stand you chose, make sure that you thoroughly test it before trusting it with your treasured instrument. Most cello stands are similar except in weight and pressure so look for one that you like and is sturdy enough for your cello.