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  1. I appreciate all of the helpful and honest feedback, which is exactly what I was seeking. I had shared my background just to give my reasons for considering this purchase and how the instrument would fit in my life and musical endeavors. Having no experience, I just had no idea whether this is a great bargain or a huge blunder.
  2. I appreciate all of the feedback! I’ve uploaded additional photos. The inside is full of cleats - I could not get good photos. Knowing that it’s largely unknown, how do you feel about $17,000 for a sweet sounding yet completely unknown commodity that might be old? I guess that sort of like asking what you’d pay for an unknown painting by an unknown artist - who knows!!? I just have no idea where $17k is in the spectrum. My college cello (Yanxin Chen) was $6,500. I feel like there are lots of other options in that price range, perhaps not as old, if indeed it is old, but of a better quali
  3. Yes, he must have seen my other post on Facebook in International Cello Society group. Small world!
  4. I’d appreciate any insight you can lend about this instrument. I’m a lawyer but have a performance degree from Cleveland State and play with the Johnstown Symphony, which is a small orchestra with a $500k budget. I’m sure I’ll continue to play throughout my career, and am now on the board of trustees and players committee. I share that background because it relates to my perspective. My high school teacher (cello professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania) is selling this instrument for $17,000. I was her last student and we have a “Tuesdays with Morrie” type of mentor relati
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