As a beginner I didn’t want a shiny, new factory-made Chinese cello. Why would you?
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I am finally selling my beloved 19thc. Bohemian (Czech), Strad model cello for a good price because I’ve stopped playing.
This century-old cello was restored in 2013 by Tinnin Martin with a new fingerboard, tailpiece, endpin, nut, sound post, and mechanical “fine tune” pegs. The cracks were also reinforced and the top was re-glued.
This price also includes a nice box cello stand, a music stand, a Cadenza carbon-fiber bow, a backup cheapo bow, and a lightweight foam case.
Note: Although this charming cello is very old and handmade, even in the 19th century it was mass-produced. It’s not a particularly fine instrument, but it is sturdy and solid and has a great deal of character. It is durable in a cello sort of way. If this doesn’t appeal to you, please buy a new cello for the same price and you’ll be much happier. However, if you want something that is one-of-a-kind, 150 years old, and was rescued from oblivion, you will love this old fellow.