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APPRAISALS FOR VIOLINS, VIOLAS, CELLOS, & BOWS
Have an old violin, viola, or cello and you want to get more information about it? Its value? Its history? Just want someone to "take a look at it'?
Then you want an APPRAISAL. An appraisal will give you the information that you need for insurance, or to sell an instrument (on your own), or just to satisfy your curiosity.
Did you purchase your instrument or bow from us and need an updated appraisal? If so, updated appraisals are free to the original owner for as long as the instrument remains in their possession. We will need updated photos of your instrument and bow. contact us and we'll get a new appraisal to you as soon as possible.
APPRAISALS ARE ONLINE ONLY.
An Online Appraisal is the only way we can evaluate the age, origin, and value of your instrument.
I appraise instruments based on "full fair market value". That is, the full value of an instrument in the open market. This value may or may not be the amount you could sell the instrument for. Many market factors affect the sale value.
Condition can greatly affect the value of your instrument. For example, if you have a violin that in near perfect condition might have a value of $1,000, but it needs $2,000 worth of repair work, your instrument does not have any fair market value.
Once you place your order, we will email a list of the required photos and measurements. Please realize the accuracy of your appraisal will be directly influenced by the quality of the pictures and the accuracy of the measurements that you provide. If you do not have the capability to email or text pictures of your instrument to us, then the Online Appraisal is not suitable for you.
Please note- If you're thinking of selling, donating, or giving away the instrument or bow you purchased from us, please ask for a current appraisal BEFORE you make the sale, donation, etc. Appraisals are free to the original owner while they have possession of the instrument, but appraisals are not free to any subsequent owners.
Do you have an instrument with a Stradivarius label that you'd like some information on or just want someone to "take a look at it"? Please read our blog post So You Think You Found a Stradivarius. It will probably save you $115.00!
WE REPEAT! -
Have an old violin with a Stradivarius label? Please DO NOT call us about a violin you found with a Stradivarius label. Please read our blog post instead: So You Think You Found a Stradivarius. It will probably save you $115.00!!!!