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  1. Hi team! Some cello colleagues recommended I ask the experts here while I wait to be able to bring a prospective cello purchase to my luthier for evaluation... your thoughts? Here's the info I have... Full size cello being sold by a cello teacher's widow. Purchased in Montreal in the 1980s, before which it was imported from Hungary. Allegedly made in 1910 by Robert Laumann. Purfling appears to be genuine, and the peg holes have been redone at least once. No cracks or fissures, no gaps or openings. The little blocks of wood on the inside along the back seam are a good 1.5mm thick
  2. Hello all, I'm hoping somebody can help me age and identify this cello. It's not for sale. It has arrived with myself after being in an attic for the past 40-50 years, and it belonged to a great aunt. The only clue is a small disc with the name: Douglas & Co 7 South Street, London, E.C - but from the small bit of info I can find online I think that is just the name of the retailer, not the maker. They seem to have been selling instruments in the very late 1800's to the early 1900s. So I'm estimating that this instrument is around 100 years old, but my knowledge is very limited. I am a
  3. This curious old cello came in for minor repairs and setup. The owner is trying to verify its age and origin. If the repair labels inside are to be believed, it could be from 1781 or thereabouts. Here are the photos: I'd love to hear any opinions or observations, especially if any details of this look familiar. Some comments on the construction. There is no purfling and no corner or neck blocks. (You can see the neck joint in one of the photos, thru the endpin hole). There is no overstand, the end of the neck is level with the top. Th
  4. Looking for some guidance here, label says Paul Bailly but it looks German.. Sorry the photos are not more clear! Taken from a listing. Thanks in advance.
  5. Hi I have this cello I bought in 2013 for $150NZD. I think the strings are a bit too high, 8mm on the A string and 10mm on the C string, and I was thinking of getting the bridge made a bit lower, also because the bridge doesn't seem to fit the cello properly. but then I noticed the back is starting to come off and will need fixing. Does anyone know what kind of cello it is and if it would worth fixing? I know it's a cheap one, the fingerboard isn't ebony but the purfling is real. Thanks!
  6. I have a 2008 Alois Sandner Model #8225 cello that I bought a few years ago at Ifshin. I'm trying to ID it so that I can resell it. I would appreciate any help with this! Thank you so much! (Yes, one of the strings has broken so I'd need to get it restrung)
  7. Hello All, Sorry for the poor photos, I meant to get some decent ones and the day got away from me. Any thoughts on this cello shaped object on my bench? Measurements are: Body 71 cm., overall length 119, upper bout 32, lower bout 38, rib height 12.5. No label, 2 repair labels, 1891 and 1970. Many repairs. The belly and back only overhang the ribs by 1 to 1.5 mm. in most places.
  8. Hello all. I’ve had this cello since buying (new I think) from a music store in Cambridge (UK) in 1999. I’ve been thinking about selling it recently, but I have no idea what it is. There is no serial number (I even used a fibre optic scope to look inside). Only a sticker saying “Made in Germany”. Pretty sure it’s 4/4 (30” back, 48” total length). Likely a student cello. Pictures here via Imgur: Many thanks to anyone who can help! Cheers, Matt. (I’ve since read the post about what photos to take for ID purposes. I will add those photos
  9. Kallie

    Cello ID

    Hi, any thoughts on this cello? It doesn't seem like much to me, most likely just another German Trade cello, but I got it for a great price. And it sounds lovely. Much better than what I could buy in store for more than 10x the price. Any info on the cello/age would be much appreciated. No labels or writing inside that I can see. Someone got a little crazy with white glue unfortunately. Any suggestions on how to remove/soften it? Thank you, as always.