Need a gift for a favorite cello player? Finding the best cellist gifts for them can be tough, but don’t fear! Whether you’re looking for Christmas, birthday, or just general gifts, your cellist will love the gifts below. Feel free to list your favorite cellist gifts in the comments!
1. New Strings
The rising cost of cello strings over the last decade has made many cellists unwilling or unable to replace their strings on a regular basis. Celloists are supposed to change their cello strings at least once a year, but many don’t due to the high cost. Buying your favorite cello player new strings will definitely make you their favorite relative.
We recommend the following string brand per our best cello strings review:
Pirastro – Evah Pirazzi Gold/Regular
We love Evah Pirazzi cello strings because they provide a complex and warm tone with excellent projection and dynamic responsiveness. While beginners can certainly use these strings, they are mostly for intermediate to advanced players due to their sound quality and price. Evah Pirazzi A and D strings pair well with Helicore G and C strings.
2. An Electric Cello
Every cellist who has ever dreamed of being in a rock band or rock orchestra has probably always wanted an electric cello. When hooked up to an amp, electric cellos sound like a cello on steroids. You can even add special effects with distortion and other pedals. Most of the beginner electric cello outfits come with everything your cellist needs to get started so there’s no need to buy anything else. We’ve even done a review of the best electric cellos for you.
5. Cello T-shirts
Celloists will want to show off that they play cello wherever they go. Get them one of these t-shirts and they will love wearing it around school and everywhere else they go! Make sure you buy a size that will fit your cellist. You may want to ask for their size ahead of time.
9. Cello Case
Lugging a cello case back and forth from school is sure to wear out the fabric and zippers over time. Send your favorite cellist back to school with a brand new cello case. Make sure you choose one that has plenty of pockets for accessories and is the right size for their cello.
10. New Tuner
Every cello player needs a tuner to make sure their instrument sounds right. The Snark tuner will suffice for tuning a cello, but the Korg offers additional features such as a built-in metronome to make sure your cello player stays with the beat. You can read our guide on the best tuners to make sure you’re getting one that has all of the features you need.