We will buy or help consign old, fine instruments 

We are always looking for nice instruments and bows for our clients and are glad to examine your instruments any time.  We offer generous prices and are pleased to report we have helped many musicians find new homes for instruments and bows they no longer wish to own.

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.

Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions to 213-471-2124.  We welcome you to show us your instruments and/or bows without obligation or cost.

Please remember that, as always, we cannot give any opinion about an instrument until we can examine it in person.

Recommended Procedure for Appraisal Inquiries

  1. Please take focused pictures of your instrument (include many angles and full length photos)
  2. Send them to our shop email, info@laviolinshop.com
  3. We will let you know whether it is worth to bring in your instrument or if we are interested in purchasing
  4. We don’t buy student instruments, cases or instrument parts. 


Consignment Policy

We are always interested in fine instruments and bows for our consignment program. Our longstanding reputation and extensive client list provide us with an ideal position to find your instrument or bow a new home.

Our knowledgeable and dependable workshop will handle all aspects of the repair and adjustment of the instrument or bow.

Please call 213-471-2124 or info@laviolinshop.com to schedule an appointment for consignment evaluation.

Do you think you found an Antonio Stradivari Fecit 17xx violin made in Germany?

Be aware many labels bear Strad’s name. His patterns are still the most used today, and many instruments are “copies of Strads”. Most likely it’s not a Stradivari violin in your grandmother’s attic. Most Stradivari instruments are well documented and already in the possession of world famous violinists and collectors. However, if you’re unsure, please email us photos.