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  1. I tried this. Her toilet paper must be stronger than mine
  2. Great info, thanks. The above, quoted, is my favorite snippet. Memorabilia for Gibson fanatics. “1 of 40”, by definition, makes this cello “rare,” but certainly not rare by comparison of celli, in general. I found this to be a bit misleading. The Kerfed guitar lining seems a bit ambitious. Think it has a negative tonal effect when compared to standard lining?
  3. Fair enough. I do not know much about Gibson guitars. Just thought certain aspects were unusual, like many older American celli, but could not conclude it an amateur build. I was not interested in purchasing, but found the mentioned aspects worth a discussion. Maybe not.
  4. I had a few questions about this cello. First of all, has anyone ever heard one (not heard of)? Would this classify as a fairly well-built American cello? Ebony insert/purfling on the neck, or is that just an inked line (probably)? And, is there any benefit to the lining construction? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264676299826
  5. This one is a keeper, thanks.
  6. Handsome scroll. Anyone have extras laying around, PM me
  7. This is priceless, thank you!
  8. Absolutely agree with this entire reply, Rue. To the OP, if you want a perfectly tuned and setup instrument, purchase one from a shop. Otherwise, understand that shipping requires setup to be removed, or string tension reduced to avoid further problems. Had the violin arrived with setup removed completely, would you have seriously returned? Even if it showed up “perfect,” it should be taken to a luthier to double check for those that do not know how to inspect.
  9. Probably just me, but I Iike the fingerboard. I would not want to play on it, but if it was hanging on the wall, I definitely do a double-take.
  10. Handsome cello! I have had no celli with poplar sides/back, but I agree with your assessment. What is the length of back and stop?
  11. Will do! I have several destroyed tops to try any unknown method on. I would like to rely less and less on my luthier over time, and it seems like I throw in the towel pretty fast, especially when it comes to aesthetic repairs. He must also grow tired of my questions, although he has not expressed.
  12. I cannot seem to find a source for Scotchlite, will this work: https://stemcelltulsa.com/products/retroreflective-beads?variant=29563355201649&currency=USD&utm_campaign=gs-2019-05-13&utm_source=google&utm_medium=smart_campaign&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkZ3-7LDq5wIVTNbACh33lwyuEAQYAiABEgJJyPD_BwE