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Instrument Sales

​What is your goal when buying an instrument? Is it for a long term investment or primarily as a playing instrument? Maybe both? Is it going to be used by a professional performer or merely for enjoyment or as a beginner's instrument? These and many other questions deliver a wide range of differences in quality, tonal style, and of course price range.

Antique instruments can sell for staggering amounts of money, easily exceeding the price of a car or even a house so require even more consideration. We advise our clients to take their time and act cautiously, taking into consideration:

Overall impression – In what state of preservation is the instrument? Have repairs been carefully and expertly finished? It is completely normal for older instruments to have a number of repairs including cracks in the wood, but how they are restored will play a large role in the playing life and value of the instrument.


Certification – What do leading, internationally acclaimed experts have to say about the instrument? Buying a fake is definitely not going to be a good long-term investment.

We would be glad to assist you with all aspects of your purchase process and offer unrivalled after-sales service, ensuring a successful satisfactory result.

All instruments from Franke Violins are prepared with a  professional setup and the use of fine fittings which have a profound impact on the overall sound profile. We test, adjust and modify to optimal performance every instrument presented for sale and look forward to working with you to find the best solution.

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