How To Make Round Reed Cello String

Round Reed Cello String is a type of string that is specifically designed for the cello. The unique construction of the string makes it one of the most popular types of strings for cello players around the world. In this blog post, we will show you how to make Round Reed Cello String from scratch. It’s a relatively simple process that can help you improve your playing skills. So dive in and learn how to make Round Reed Cello String today!


-Round straw
-Reed cello string
-String winder
-Cord clamp
-Tape measure

Step One: Cut a piece of round straw about 2 inches in diameter.
Step Two: Glue the round straw to the center of the string using a liberal amount of superglue. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Step Three: Wind the string around the glued round straw until it is tightly wound. Trim any excess string off of the end of the winded string.
Step Four: Use a cord clamp to secure the end of the winded string to an object such as a desk or wall. Tape measure to determine length desired. Cut off excess string.

How to Make a Round Reed Cello String

Making a round reed cello string is not very difficult, but you will need some supplies and a bit of time.

First, you will need a round reed. You can buy one or make your own. If you make your own, start by cutting a piece of metal about 1/8 inch thick and slightly bigger than the reed. Then use a lathe to turn the metal into a round shape.

Once you have your reed, cut it to the correct length. Make sure the end is rounded so that it forms a smooth curve when played. If you want to add extra stability to your string, you can wrap it in silk or cotton thread before attaching it to the cello.

Now it’s time to assemble your stringing instrument. Start by winding one end of the string around two spools of thread twice. Make sure that the end that is connected to the cello is at the bottom of the spools so that it doesn’t get tangled up while playing.

Next, wind the other end of the string around one more spool of thread and tuck it underneath the first two strings. Now tie a knot close to where the strings meet (but not too tight). Leave enough slack so that you can easily play with no tension on the strings.

Tips for Making a Round Reed Cello String

There are a few tips to keep in mind when making round reed cello strings. First, make sure the tension is even on all of the strings. Second, use a bow that is the right size for your cello and have it adjusted to fit well. Third, always lubricate your bow with oil before playing. Finally, practice often!


Round reed cello string can be difficult to find and often expensive. However, by following these simple steps you can easily make your own round reed cello string at home. Not only will this save you money, but it will also ensure that your cello is sounding its best!