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Guy Buys $40K Cello for a Couple of Hundred, and Shows it Off

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 74hc, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. 74hc


    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    Man, I hate thieves, but I don't like those that support thievery by purchasing instruments in parking lots at very questionable pricing. How could this dude not know it was stolen? A $40K Cello is going to have a police report.

    Bellevue musician reunited with his $40K cello that was stolen 3 years ago

    Bellevue musician reunited with his $40K cello that was stolen 3 years ago | KOMO

    Somebody should email the owner who got it back, and tell him to start a taco thread here. We are overdue for another one.
    mcnach, punchdrunk, GregC and 3 others like this.
  2. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive Suspended

    Jan 6, 2020
    Cello, is it me you're looking for?
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I can see it in your viol-eyes.
    Holdsg, kobass, rollie 55 and 9 others like this.
  4. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive Suspended

    Jan 6, 2020
    Suite! A rosin to be cheerful.
    FilterFunk, Holdsg, Old_Noob and 9 others like this.
  5. As we say in our house,
    There’s always room for CELLO!

    im glad the rightful owner got his back!!
    FilterFunk, kobass, rollie 55 and 6 others like this.
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    At least he wasn't stringing the owner along...
    I'll take a bow and leave now...
    FilterFunk, Sixgunn, kobass and 11 others like this.
  7. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive Suspended

    Jan 6, 2020
    Stealing a fellows cello... It's taking the pizz that's what it is.
  8. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive Suspended

    Jan 6, 2020
  9. So many questions...

    The big one is this: does the cello really belong to him now, or to his insurance company? I mean, they paid him for his claim, so I wonder if the the claim to ownership reverts to them in exchange for the claim payment.
  10. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    I'm glad he got it back, but leaving a $40k cello in your car? I wouldn't leave a $1k bass in my car, let alone anything of real value.
  11. That too.

    Horrible for the instrument.
    Root 5 likes this.
  12. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    A guy left an accordian in his car, and when he came back, the window was smashed and his worst fears were realized: There were now two accordians in the car.

    But seriously, the problem is that busy working musicians eventually end up in situations where their gear is in danger. It comes with the territory. There's always a way they could have protected the instrument, until there isn't.
    FilterFunk, zubrycky, kobass and 21 others like this.
  13. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Yo Yo Ma left his multi million dollar cello in a cab trunk once - it happens. He got it back, though.
    FilterFunk, eddododo, kobass and 2 others like this.
  14. Skeezix


    Sep 28, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    But is it the best cello for metal?
  15. MF-Winzlow


    Mar 1, 2019
    Cntrl FL
    Did not read the entire article because of extreme blah...blah...blah factor - but I cannot help but think that an interested insurance company rep is about to speak with cello-dude in 3...2...1
    74hc, ChipDougl4s and Colin Cunliffe like this.
  16. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Nice to hear they were able to bridge that connection.
    kobass, rollie 55 and mikewalker like this.
  17. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    In that case, I wouldn't leave a $40k cello in my car....
  18. Admiral Akbar

    Admiral Akbar

    Mar 12, 2013
    New York
    Smells like a scam.

    I know of people whom have falsely reported their wedding rings as stolen, only to collect insurance money.

    This cello thing is the same. Pay back the insurance company, sir.
    MF-Winzlow likes this.
  19. There’s a difference between forgetting your cello in a cab and leaving it in your car.

    Leaving it in a car is a good way to damage an instrument.
  20. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Thank goodness it wasn't baroque but the case was missing its Handel.

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