Bidding has ended on this item.

Ships to:
United States
Ships to:
United States

Details about  Old German Cello * KARL HOFNER * Bubenreuth 1959 4/4

See original listing
Old German Cello * KARL HOFNER * Bubenreuth 1959 4/4
Item Ended
Item condition:
Nov 14, 2011
Starting bid:
US $2,900.00
0 bids ]
$75.00 Expedited Shipping | See details
Item location:
colorado, United States


eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  Nov 07, 2011 12:01:27 PST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition

Beautiful German Cello by KARL HOFNER

made in 1959 in Bubenreuth/Germany

This quality cello is in excellent condition, expertly set up and ready to be enjoyed by the next owner.

The back, ribs and neck are made from beautiful European maple and are literally flawless without any cracks or repairs whatsoever. Good and even edge margins all around with no distortions in the ribs as found so often near the end block (see pic.).

The top is made from alpine spruce and has been repaired early in its life as indicated by a stamp inside the instrument: Repaired by B.L. Chichester in Colorado Springs 1962. There are two saddle cracks. One on the bass side about 4 inches long. One on the treble side running up past the bridge ending near the upper f-lobe. Even though this crack is close to the bridge it is NOT a soundpost crack. It does not run over the soundpost which stands further "west";-)

There is also a small f-wing crack on the treble side. These cracks again have been repaired a long time ago and even though they are clearly visible they are stable and need to be of no concern.

Neck angle and bridge height are correct as are all other crutial measurements. The pegs work properly and the bridge is expertly fitted and carved from what appears to be an Aubert/Mirecourt blank. Installed is a high quality carbon fiber endpin.

This is an honest instrument, guaranteed to be authentic. I am more than happy to answer any question you might have personally. My name is Alex: 303 403 4314

Shipping cost is for continental US only. Please be advised that for safety reasons this instrument will be shipped with strings, bridge, tailpiece and soundpost removed. If you are not a luthier you will have to take it to your local violin shop to have it set up again.


Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.


Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Import charges:
Your max bid:
Your max bid:
By clicking Confirm bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
FREE shipping
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your max bid:
Increase max bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase max bid
Change bid
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again!
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it!
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win!
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy It Now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy It Now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congrats! The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the high bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the high bidder, but the reserve price is not met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.