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 François 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 , 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 . 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'.