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Mom's Cello ID

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My Mom gave us her cello about 5 years ago that she has had most of her life and she is now almost 70. It has part of a marking on the inside that says "made in Germany", but that is the only identification I can find. We are going to have to sell it and I don't have any idea what maker it is from or what general price I should try to sell it at. She played it in many orchestras and other cellists thought it had a wonderful sound.  Any help you could provide would be wonderful! 

Thank you.

-Jonathan

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You  have a Cello supplied by the Markneukirchen wholesaler to the US trade ca. slightly pre WWI. It has some damage (cracks etc) that I would hesitate to judge from a photo. If you are selling it „as is“ as a private person, you will have to ask less for it, that a shop would, who would restore it first.

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Thank you so much jacobsaunders.  The cracks were fixed by a professional shop about 15-20 years ago. Based on the pictures, do you think it needs more work?  Also, were there a lot of Markneukirchen cellos from that era and what do you think an average price may be? A wide range estimate is okay since I'm just curious to know the general ballpark. Thank you so much!

 

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