Instrument exchange

About the SEMSA instrument exchange

If you have an outgrown instrument you would like to list, please send information to Jan Glowacki at janglow@charter.net  Be sure to include your contact information (name, phone number, email address) and the instrument information (type, size, brand), anything else you are including (such as case, bow, strings), and the price you are asking.

Buyers should always examine and play instruments before purchase. Check with your teacher if you are unsure how to evaluate an instrument.

 

Violins for Sale

1/4 Violin with bow and case
Unknown maker
Includes bow and student case 
$150
Contact Claudia at 507-202-6925 or via ctabini@gmail.com

1/4 Violin, bow, and case 
Nagoya Violin in good condition
Includes bow and student case
$200 
Contact Christy at 832-480-3049  or via  luu.christy@mayo.edu

1/4 Violin, bow, and case 
Unknown maker and year, but good sound and in great condition
New d'Addario Helicore strings included
Newly re-haired bow; oblong case
$250
Call Joseph after 7pm at 507-252-1428 or email jdcyao@gmail.com

1/4 Violin, bow, and case 
Franz Hoffmann violin, purchased new in October, 2017
Good sound and in great condition
Includes bow and student case
$250
Contact Chun Fan at 612-501-5018 or via email fan.chun@mayo.edu

1/2 Violin with bow and case (and new strings and shoulder rest)
Well cared for instrument in excellent condition
Brand new bow and D'Addario helicore strings
Includes bow, case, strings, and Kun shoulder rest
$210
Contact Lori Bransford vie email lori_bransford@yahoo.com

1/2 Violin with bow and case
Cremona (Chinese) violin 
Includes bow and student case 
$150
Contact Tabitha Hanson via email hanson65@charter.net

1/2 Violin with bow and case
Otton Ernst Fischer (German) violin 
Includes bow and student case 
$275
Contact Tabitha Hanson via email hanson65@charter.net

1/2 Violin with bow and case
Ton Klar violin 
Includes bow and student case 
$150
Contact Holly Gorman at 608-784-0070 or via email laxgorman@gmail.com

1/2 Violin with bow and case
Violin:  100-year-old violin, purchased at Claire Givens Violins in Minneapolis. This copy of a Stradivarius has a lovely antique appearance, a warm and clear sound, and responds with elegant ease.  In 2012 the replacement value of this exquisite violin was appraised at $2,645. The violin comes with a new set of Vision strings and a shoulder rest.
Bow:  1/2 size D. Chagas 50.0g bow, valued at $550 in 2012.  Recently rehaired at Claire Givens workshop.
Case: 1/2 size Bobelock violin case.

My two violinists treasured this beautiful instrument, a wonderful investment.
$2,750 for violin, bow, and case
Contact Julie Ekstrom at 507-467-2120 or via keithandjulie@acegroup.cc

3/4 Violin with bow and case
Heritage String Instrument
Includes bow and student case 
$200
Contact Tabitha Hanson via email hanson65@charter.net

3/4 Violin with bow and case
Violin by Charles Li 
Includes two bows, student case, chin rests, pink Everest shoulder rest 
(buyer will need to replace strings)
$300 
Contact Kris via email at BeeIntrigued@gmail.com

3/4 Violin with bow and case
Unknown violin maker
Instrument has good sound and comes with bow and case
$600
Contact Jennifer via email at jennyhand@aol.com

3/4 Violin with bow and case
Originally purchased brand new from House of Note (October 2015)
$750
Contact Yuning at 507-254-7785

4/4 Violin with bow and case
Charles Li 2008 - Guarnerius Model 280G
Includes bow and student case (and Wolf shoulder rest)
$450 
Contact Claudia at 507-202-6925 or via ctabini@gmail.com

4/4 Violin with bow and case
Violin from unkown maker with one wood bow
Case included (although bow holders are broken)
$500
Contact Yifu Yang at y_yf@hotmail.com or 507-288-1563​

4/4 Violin with bow and case
Amati style violin made in China 
Includes bow and nice case (violin has new Dominant strings)
$2000 (Valued at $2400 by David Folland)
Contact Char -- 507-288-1053

4/4 Violin
Philip A. Soltis Violin purchased from David Folland in 2012
Has nice deeper tone
$6,000
Contact Ana Scheel at 507-250-4681 or via email alsscheel@gmail.com

4/4 Violin with bow and case
2001 violin made by Finn Meyer (Meyer Violin Ship in Minneapolis)
Body, sides, and scroll are maple. Top is spruce from 1942.
The varnish is oil with slight shading of red brown.
Replacement value is $10,000.
The instrument was played in the Minnesota Orchestra prior to our acquisition.

The bow is also made by Finn Meyer.  The pernambuco octagonal stick is oil finished.
The frog is silver inlaid with mother of pearl as is the 3 part butoon.
Replacement value $2,500.

Instrument and bow are in excellent condition. Case is included.
$6,000 
Contact Zoe Cunniff at 507-202-3132 or via email at minnesotazoe@hotmail.com

 

Violas for Sale

15" viola 
2003 Eastman viola
Recently rehaired bow,  viola cleaned and adjusted (by John Reed)
$1200
Contact Lisa Luetmer at 507-281-2503

 

Cellos for Sale

1/2 Cello, stand, chair, bow, rock stop, and case
Franz Hoffmann Maestro cello with beautiful sound and condition.
Paid $1,600 (have original paperwork) and selling for $500 (includes stand, chair, bow, rock stop, and case!)
Contact Clair at 507-358-0172

1/2 Cello, bow, and bag
2004 cello by maker Shen (carved cello with spruce top and maple back and ribs).
Brazilwood 1/2 size bow
Bobelock cello bag
Selling for $1200 (have original invoice showing the set was purchased for $1500 in 2004).
Contact Jennifer at teamspindlekrage@gmail.com or 507-287-387

3/4 Cello, bow, and case 
Frank Denti instrument
Beautiful, rich tone in excellent condition
$1600 includes cello, bow, and case
Contact Kelly at kellyrittenhouse@g.com or via phone 507-271-8273

4/4 Cello (Knilling 152F-1AA 4/4 KN Buckarest Student Outfit laminated), bow, and soft case 
Nice cello, well made, good sound
Knilling-Glasser Deluxe fiberglass bow
D'Addario Prelude Steelcore strings
Deluxe nylon case with bow pocket and accessory pockets
$650 (comparable to ones online selling for $1050 and $1300)
Contact Dawn Frandsen at 507-218-5558 or via email dawn.frandsen@gmail.com

4/4 Cello, bow, and hard case 
Cello, bow, and hard case for $800
Instrument has not been played for many years
Needs new strings and small bow repair
Valued at $1000
Cathy Rodland 507-301-8480
rodland@stolaf.edu

 

Pianos

Yamaha U1 Piano 
1986
Well cared for and maintained piano
$3,000
Contact Sherry at hcloft@charter.net

Hailun model H-5 Piano
Has nice satin finish.
Purchased in 2010 and recently tuned
$3,500
Contact Ana Scheel at 507-250-4681 or via email alsscheel@gmail.com