Our valuation service is rooted in the most accurate and current data collected from across the entire spectrum of violin markets. The research carried out by our company has been used as benchmark information in articles by Bloomberg, The Times and The Economist.
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If you are interested in selling or valuing your instrument, please provide the following
Previous certificates, past valuation or appraisal information
If you already have previous certificates, past valuation or appraisal information for your instrument, please provide them to us upon submission.
Inner label text (& photos if possible)
If authentic, inner labels can provide a clear indication of an instruments value. To see whether your instrument has a label, you can look through the f-hole. If your instrument has an inner label, please provide us with details of the text, and if possible, a photograph.
Weight (bows only)
For bow valuations, please provide us with its weight so that we can provide an accurate estimate.
Precise measurements of the back of the instrument
Specific measurements are another indication of whether or not an instrument is by a certain maker. Please find details below of the measurements we need to evaluate your instrument.
Submitting your instrument for valuation
Measure your instrument
Please take the measurements labelled on the diagram in millimetres.
Length of back (please note this is measured diagonally across the back)
Photograph your instrument
Please make sure all photos are well lit (do not use flash), close up and in focus. The bold red circles in the pictures underneath show where your camera lens should be centred when taking pictures. Place in front of a neutral coloured background, and try to avoid any reflection off the instrument.
Photograph the front & back of instrument
The front and back of the instrument without chinrest (excluding neck and head)
Scroll of the instrument
The scroll of the instrument, taken from the side
Please provide clear pictures of the frog and the tip.
Examples of Photographs We Cannot Accept
Below are some tips on how to avoid sending us photographs that we cannot accept.
Minimise any distractions in your photographs
Please make sure to avoid taking a photograph of your instrument when it is out of focus or has reflection or glare issues.
Use a clean surface or background
When taking your photograph please make sure to choose a plain background.
Only photograph the instrument itself
Please remove the case of your instrument, as we only require detailed shots of the instrument itself.
Submit your instrument photographs
To submit your instrument photographs please fill out the form below: