I'm going to visit the 2 shops that I've taken my cellos to before and see if they have any, and we're also considering doing the "in home trial" thing with cellos from Shar and Johnson Strings.
Is there anywhere else I can look, or any luthiers in the midwest area that you would recommend? I'll be taking this cello to college, and I want one that can serve me well through learning the main concertos and sonatas as I go though music college and start to do auditions for orchestra jobs.
P.S. I agonized over trying to figure out whether this should go is classfields or I&E, hopefully I chose correctly :-)