Request a valuation of your instrument or bow

In order to value your instrument or bow, please send as much of the following information as possible, in the form below in the field ‘Instrument Description’

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.

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.

Weight (bows only)

For bow valuations, please provide us with its weight so that we can provide an accurate estimate.


Step 1.

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)
  • Upper bout
  • Middle bout
  • Lower bout

Step 2.

Photograph your instrument 

Front & back

The front and back, without chinrest (excluding neck and head)

Scroll

The scroll of the instrument, taken from the side

Bows

Please provide clear pictures of the frog and the tip.

Minimise any distractions

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 plain surface or background

When taking your photograph please make sure to choose a plain background.

Show only the instrument

Please remove the case of your instrument, as we only require detailed shots of the instrument itself.

Step 3.

Submit your instrument photographs

To submit your instrument photographs please fill out the form below:

Details of enquiry

Tell us a bit about yourself and your instrument.

Upload your photos

Each photo should not exceed 4MB.

We will only use the information you give us here to respond to your enquiry.