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Ok, so, I went to the violin shop today to get geared pegs installed on one of my cellos, Ada. While that was happening, I was playing some of their cellos.
One I wanted to try was their Rudoulf Doetsch because my violin and viola I love are both Rudoulf Doetsch. I tried it. Did not fall in love. For some reason, it was not as rich and full. If was a hollower sound, not bright and not warm. Kind of tepid. I was quite surprised.
I did play some others. The next one I played was better than the Doetsch, but still not something that I would jump at. That is good, I did not want to find one that jumps out. I was just curious what better quality cellos sound like when I play them. They understood that. The next one I tried was $37 more than the Doetsch.
Be still my heart! I knew Jer loved the sound, too. He just looked and watched me play. I could not help but sway as I played , “Moon Over the Ruined Castle”. It felt so good in my left hand as I fingered it. I tried a song I was having issues with for my lesson tomorrow. I could play it so much better. It bowed from string to string so nice. It was like when I used to skate all over the iceskating rink every chance I got as a kid, sit spins, regular spins, etc. My Girl Scout leader was a skater and taught us these things when we met at the skating rink. I loved skating and lived at the skating rink all Winter. My skates and I were one. Man, how I miss that. That is what it felt like. That cello was part of me. Isn’t that weird? I have a lot to learn on cello yet, but that is how that cello felt and made me feel.
We could have bought it and made payments, but I could not justify spending a little over 4k on a cello; mainly the payments that would,have been a little more a month for three months than we were willing to do. It wasn’t so much the price. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t convince myself.
We asked for the maker of the cello, Jean Pierre Lupot(?). I wrote it in the back of my cello notebook. We are going to sell two of my three cellos, not Ada. I already was selling one of my embroidery sewing machines because a friend asked me about it yesterday. Hers was giving her issues. I have more than one.
So, we told the cellist associate that we are going to sell two of my cellos and then use that and my sewing machine sale as a down payment. Then we can make three interest free affordable payments. This cello is not only lovely sounding, it is beautiful to look at.
I am going to place an ad in our classifieds. I am also going to call the music head at the city about 7 miles away. They have an orchestra. I am also going to post an ad on bulletin boards at the community college in that same city. I am just after enough to make the three affordable monthly payments. These are great sonding cellos. I know I will not get an amount to pay for the whole thing.
Keep your fingers crossed. This cello and I are meant to be.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”
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