Mudcat Café message #4078831 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4078831
Posted By: Donuel
08-Nov-20 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I am impressed at the respect, dedication and dignity you give the legacy of your predecessors and mudcat archives. It is a daunting respondsibility. I know the feeling of trepidation of preserving the past. That old cello I spoke of was made anywhere from 1590 to 1690 and requires a repair that will involve taking off the top. It is my respondsibility to pass on this work of performance art that was 'alive' throughout Bach's lifetime and survived all the wars up till now. In the wild west days of ebay I bought and received this instrument in all its component pieces. A farmer had rescued it from his barn in Maine. I assembled this forgotten relic and was amazed at what I found. This was more unlikly than finding a real Strad in an old refridgerator.
I'm not saying it is an original Amati since it could have been built in Germany but it is identical to late Amati dimensions with a scroll strangely and beautifully unlike any I have ever seen in my life and research. I have to complete my work and get it into respectful hands before it finds another dead end somehere for posterity's sake.