LAVS is always looking for fine quality instruments and bows for our clients (please, no introductory student instruments) and are glad to examine your instruments at any time. We offer generous prices and are pleased to report we have helped many musicians find new homes for instruments and bows.


Steps for selling your instrument or bow:

Initially Owen Lee will offer a complementary appraisal of your instrument(s) or bow(s).
In order to get this complementary appraisal, please first send us photos of your instrument(s) or bow(s):

      • Please take good pictures of your instrument (front and back).
      • Email them to our shop:, or text directly to phone number 1-251-292-1957.
      • We will let you know whether it is worthy to sell, and/or if we are interested in immediately purchasing. 
      • We don’t buy student grade instruments. In other words, we don’t normally buy workshop made or mass produced violins.


2. Certify the authenticity of instrument or bow
After Owen Lee’s inspection, Owen will work with authentication experts to certify the instruments and bows

3. Estimate and offer
After experts guarantee the authenticity, Owen will give offer to the owner (targeted price, possible repair and restoration, certificate of authenticity)

3. Sale Options
There are three ways in which we might work with you to sell your instruments or bows:

      • Consignment
        Both parties sign a consignment contract. (from this moment LAVS insurance will cover condition and state of the instruments and bows)
      • Direct Selling
        At Some environment LAVS offers to owner to buy instruments outright
      • Private Sales
        Owen’s large international clientele base and has successfully found buyers for fine instruments and bows.

7. Payment
After sale is made, LAVS will send payment to the owner (wire transfer or check)