Thanks for your replies.
Jeffrey, I appreciate your concern and should have been more clear about my intentions with the post. The cello is being sold by a university conservatory that has owned it for the past several decades. It has no certifications and the school acquired it as a gift. I am in contact with the Director of the conservatory – he has asked that I try to gather some opinions on the cello before they consider selling it (I enquired about the sale of the cello after playing it). The institute is aware that I am sending photos to external parties.
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