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For Sale: Luthier Workshop Liquidation eBay Auction LAST WEEK!

Posted By: AnthonyZ214 (0) | Rate Member
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Hello All! Recently a friend of mine contacted me about beginning to liquidate the workshop of her late husband, who was a luthier. There are tool chests filled with gouges, chisels, saws, clamps of all types, templates for various violas and violins, as well as other odds and ends. Over the last month or two we began to chip away at the room nearly filled with supplies and tools, we have identified as many tools, parts, pieces, and woods as we can for the time being and have compiled an eBay store. There are plenty of quality tools, some homemade tools, and other tools with modifications that made his job easier. In addition to these items, there are some larger items that require local pickup in the NoVA, such as a 10" Craftsman Bandsaw, and a Gemini Carving Duplicator. That being said there is a voluminous wood collection, upwards of 100 sets, that, over the next year will be slowly be liquidated. There are other instrument accessories listed as well such as several cases and gig bags. It is my understanding that at some point soon the collection of cello wood will also be liquidated.

While I wish the circumstances were better, I come to you with these listings. Please take a look and see if anything catches your eye. All proceeds will go towards his wife and two daughters. Thank you again for looking, even if you find you don’t need anything!

Eric Caldwell Luthier Auction - Week 1


Opening on eBay with seller AnthonyZ214

Friday, November 15th at 7:00 PM EST

Closing Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM EST

Week 1 includes violin/viola forms and molds (fractional sizes, Stradivari, Guadagnini, Guarneri, scrolls, and f-holes), hand tools (gouges, flat chisels, among others), many kinds of clamps (garlands for both violin/viola and cello, and many sizes of bar, parallel, herdim repair and squeeze clamps).

Stay tuned for week 2 which will feature more gouges, chisels and larger tools along with maple and spruce in violin and viola sizes.

Thank you again, and if there’s interest in a bulk amount of wood, or any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me with a message on this site. I truly appreciate your time, thank you.

-Anthony Zavala

Hello all, who end up reading this ad, its time for one last push here before the holiday season! As some of the bigger items left the shop we decided to list more before a break for the holidays. Everything that didnt sell the first two weeks was given a price reduction and there are still some lovely tools, that people just missed, or didnt end up paying for, regardless, I would like to thank you, for reading this far and if you bought anything from the store I additionally appreciate that, its been a process, and its been great to work hear some of the messages that folks have had and working with them, and I hope that everything looks as good in the pictures as it does in person!

Final Auction of Fall 2019,
Ends, Friday, December 13th, 2019 7:00PM EST/4:00PM PST
Some larger items like the Gemini carving duplicator will stay up until purchase, that is to say afterwards of Friday.

Thank you again, it means a lot during the holidays.
-Anthony Z.


United States, Fairfax, VA



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