SeaTac/Oly Craigslist Violins. Click on the other tabs for nearby cities… I’ve bought a guitar, a bass, a computer rack, a data center UPS, and more, with no problems. (Other categories of “shopping” may be the creepy.) Just make sure that you check carefully so that price matches condition.
Violin = cheaper, but with lots of “SQEEEEAK”
Cello = pricey, but little squeak.
Make sure that you get a bow with hairs still in good condition or you’ll be spending another $100.
…and, if you can, get the rosin with it so that you can get fresh rosin of the same brand. (‘Makes life easier, as you are supposed to remove old rosin if switching. …which you may do anyway once you get going.)
Comment by Hopefulone — February 24, 2013 @ 12:56 am
Red is learning the cello and she did a lease to buy deal. It was very affordable.
Doug (15) when dueling, I prefer something with more range than a violin.
And Peggy (16) since I don’t have any viola, violin OR cello jokes:
How do you tell if the stage is level at a bluegrass show?
The banjo player is drooling out of BOTH sides of his mouth.
^DougM (10) I think you can get a discount if you buy, oh, sayyy, eight of ‘em.
Better hurry before some gubmint doofus tries to limit you to seven.
Comment by Lord of the Fleas — February 24, 2013 @ 9:10 am
You are a cruel mistress.
I’m hoarse from laugin’, an’ my abs hurt.
(What? I didn’t know the safe word.)
One of Peggy’s jokes covers the “range” issue.
Comment by DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ) — February 24, 2013 @ 9:16 am
Dueling violins are better than dueling banjos.
Comment by geezerette — February 24, 2013 @ 11:10 am
Why did you have to say cello?
You reminded me of the rant by a frustrated orchestra conductor at his incompetent cellist: “My God woman! You sit there with the finest instrument known to man between your knees and all you can do is scratch it!”
Well, it was funny to me and it’s been a rough week.
Comment by rickn8or — February 24, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
Of course, if you don’t want to spend anything, you could always go this route.
(Link now repaired: you must’a submitted it via checked baggage — dm)
Comment by rickn8or — February 24, 2013 @ 10:38 pm
Would the hang of it be finally hanging it on that wall below the balcony that you wondered about?
Comment by geezerette — February 25, 2013 @ 8:12 am
(Evil Roy Slade sticks his pistol in cellist’s ear)
“What’re you doin’ with that violin between yer legs? Don’t ya know there’s ladies present? Now, you just tuck that fiddle up under yer chin the way it’s SUPPOSED ta be played…”