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  1. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason Sep 16, 2015

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    I know many of the members here are classical music fans, so I don't feel completely off-base posting this. On September 22, 2015, Tarisio Auctions in New York is having its sale of Fine Instruments and Bows, and at this occasion I will be selling off one of my most prized possessions, an 1866 cello made by Nicholas Fran├žois Vuillaume. Other notable lots are: a cello made by the older brother of my cello maker, the great French master Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume seen here, a violin made by Hieronymus Amati, the son of Nicola Amati, whose students were the famous Antonio Stradivari and Andrea Guarneri seen here, and a violin made a modern American master, Sam Zygmuntowicz seen here. The sale of my cello is going to go very far to replenish my depleted watch fund :D::psy::, but although I haven't played on it for a very long time, I am going to miss it very much :(.

    Here is a link to a video from my student days. I'm sporting an Asian fro a la Sideshow Bob :cool:. It was the only video I could find of me playing the Vuillaume. The performance is of the last movement of Sibelius' String Quartet 'Voces Intimae'.
     
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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 16, 2015

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    Wow, that's a big amount of $$$ for a bass guitar you can't play with your fingers! :eek:

    ( :p )

    I hope you do well in the auction.
     
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  3. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Sep 16, 2015

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    Beautiful instrument. Good luck!

    Can't wait to see what watches are coming after this!
     
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  4. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason Sep 16, 2015

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    Of course you can! :)



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  5. kidkimura

    kidkimura Sep 17, 2015

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    I don't know much about instruments, but the sheer volume of vowels in the makers' names have to make them important right? :whistling:GLWTS @jordn !
     
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