**Attention local customers: Our Newton location is open for curbside pickup only. Select "curbside pickup" as the shipping method in checkout.**

How to pack a cello

Packing a cello can look complicated, but packing a cello properly prevents damage to the instrument during shipping. We’ve developed a packing method (we’ve shipped thousands of cellos since our founding in 1976!), and we urge you to follow the instructions in these videos when packing your instrument for return to Johnson String Instrument. Find the size of your cello below and we’ll walk you through the entire packing process.

Full size

Standard cello

3/4 size cello

1/2 size cello

1/4 size cello

1/8 size cello

1/10 size cello

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