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Are You Looking To Sell Your Instrument?

Don’t let an Auction house take up to 40%

We have a large turnover of fine instruments and bows and if you are thinking of selling then we can help you! I am always looking to buy and pay cash for these instruments and bows, however if that is not possible then I am happy to sell on consignment for between 10% and 20% commission. At a price to make us both happy.

The most cost effective way of getting the best value for your instrument

Remember auction houses take up to 50% of the final sale price! I can get you more. We can also usually set up your instrument in house to optimise its playing qualities …. I really do try to sell only things that “work”! As always we love Italian instruments but, hey, we love French and English ones too!

We are selective…so if you have an instrument that sounds good…we want it!

A great history of selling instruments from the finest makers.

Over the last twenty years I have been lucky to sell instruments including Stradivari, Guadagnini, Montagnana, Goffriller, Gagliano and seemingly endless JBV’s to name but a few! With small overheads i can help achieve a good sale result for you – Sean Bishop







20th Century Italian instruments

  • Poggi
  • Fiorini
  • Ornati
  • Garimberti
  • Oddone
  • Carletti
  • Fagnola
  • Pedrazzini
  • Sgarabotto
  • Degani
  • Farotti
  • Capicchioni
  • Pevere

Older Italian instruments

  • Stradivari
  • Guarneri family
  • Guadagnini
  • Mezzadri
  • Gagliano family
  • Rivolta
  • Dall’Aglio
  • Ceruti
  • Pressenda
  • Rocca

English instruments

  • Parker
  • Panormo
  • Boullangier
  • Lott
  • Fendt family
  • Betts
  • Voller
  • Hudson
  • Wilkinson

French instruments

  • JB Vuillaume
  • Lupot
  • Bernardel
  • Silvestre familly
  • Piqué
  • Chanot

Australian Instrument

  • AE Smith

French bows

  • Peccatte
  • Tourte
  • Simon
  • Persois
  • Sartory
  • Vigneron
  • Lamy
  • Maire
  • Maline
  • Gillet
  • Ouchard family
  • Morizot family
  • Bazin family
  • Fetique Family
  • Henry
  • Lupot
  • Millant family

German bows

  • Nürnberger family

English bows

  • Tubbs
  • W.E.Hill & Sons
  • Watson
  • Allen