When putting a value on an instrument one must consider three factors:
1. The condition, appearance, workmanship and setup of the instrument.
2. The antiquity and provenance of the instrument.
3. The sound of the instrument.
If one is thinking of buying a violin it may be that
provenance is the first thing to consider. Our
workshop takes pride in being able to improve many
things about the look, feel and sound of an instrument,
but nothing we can do will make it more authentic. This
is what makes certification, valuation and appraisal so
important to both players and dealers and that is why
this is an important service that we offer to our
clients. If you are buying or selling or needing to
insure an instrument you can depend on our expertise and
honesty. We offer professional instrument appraisals at
$100 for insurance or other purposes.