Jonathan Li Master Grade Montagnana Cello VC503 2012

Price: $7,500 or best offer. Can also sell without the case.

The time has come for me to sell my Jonathan Li Montagnana 2012 cello. This is Eastman Strings' master grade instrument. It's been a great instrument for me- I've played it all year during my studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music- I've just decided that I'm so small that a 7/8 size instrument will fit me better. All of the photos were taken in our lovely practice room facility on campus!

This instrument was originally sold in the shop of Linda West who set up the cello and gave it a beautiful set of boxwood pegs and a boxwood Bois D'Harmonie tailpiece. I bought it in Kansas City from a cello teacher and have since had it worked on by the renowned luthier Karl Roy. Mr Roy did a tonal adjustment of the instrument and gave it a new sound post and his own carved Belgian bridge. Since these adjustments the cello has really sounded wonderful and it has fit my needs well as a young aspiring professional cellist.

The cello also comes with my great Hightech by Bam case- It's the model with wheels. It's a fantastic case that retails now new for around $1700.

This is Eastman Strings' statement on the Li cello model:

The Jonathan Li VC503 Cello from Eastman Strings is crafted of the most select, stunning flamed maple back with a straight medium-grain spruce top. A refined, golden colored oil varnish enhances the tonal quality of this instrument. Each instrument is meticulously calibrated for optimum sound production.

If you'd like to hear some sound examples of the instrument just message me! I have some clips I could send your way.

If you're at all interested in the cello, please send in an offer! I'll consider any serious offer you make.