We buy ANTIQUE (OLD) instruments all the time!
There are two ways we purchase instruments- outright purchases and consignments.
Outright purchases have the benefit of immediate payment once we agree on a price.
If you choose to leave an instrument with us on consignment, after it sells, you will receive the agreed upon payment and we receive a percentage of the sale price.
Generally speaking, you will receive more by consigning an instrument, but you must wait for the instrument to sell to be paid. There is no way of predicting how quickly an instrument will sell, or even if it will sell at all.
Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions to 213-471-2124. If you are considering selling some items we are happy to see them without obligation or cost.
Please remember that, as always, we cannot give any opinion about an instrument until we can examine it in person.
Here’s some recommendation for you that easy procedures to find out the value of the instrument(s).
1. Please take a good picture of your violin (front and back)
2. Send it to our shop email firstname.lastname@example.org or text direct cell phone 213-268-3560
3. We will let you know whether it is worth to sell or we may interested to purchase right away.
4. We don’t buy Student instruments.
Regular consignment instrument fee will be 30% of each instrument, However, it is always negotiable for fine and rare instrument consignment. Any certificate sold with an instrument must also be returned to receive full trade-in value; otherwise the cost of replacing the certificate will be deducted.
Found Antonio Stradivari Fecit 17xx violin made in Germany?
It is not worth a lot. We have been getting a lot of calls that someone found Stradivari violin in their attic. Most of Stradivari violins are documented and played by world famous violinists. Please be advised with violin makers and dealers.