How much cello can I get for $500? is a recent post on MetaFilter that caught my eye: a few years ago I woke up from a dream with an aspiration to learn to play the cello. I even priced them (they’re expensive), but didn’t get one, yet. I taught myself how to play the guitar, so I figure a cello shouldn’t be that much different: the number of strings, its height and weight, and how to play it (no strumming). Yeah, it’s a lot different, but I still want one.