Photo: Ziv Arazi/RVNY

Rare Violins of New York Services


We offer a complete range of services for musicians, foundations and collectors. Some of our services are:


Acquisitions and Sales
Tonal Adjustments
Bow Restoration and Repair


Neighboring Carnegie Hall and situated close to Lincoln Center, we are conveniently located for visiting and local musicians. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.


Acquisitions and Sales

Rare Violins of New York is distinguished for its integrity and consistent standards of excellence as dealers of antique and contemporary violins, violas, cellos and bows. Rare Violins of New York’s reputation is cultivated by a meticulous attention to detail and to the needs of its clients. Whether you are interested in buying or selling, Messrs. Price and Arazi apply their expertise and trusted relationships within an international network of musicians, collectors, investors and dealers in order to anticipate your needs with sensitivity, transparency and discretion.


Rare Violins of New York offers its clients careful guidance in buying and selling high quality antique and contemporary instruments and bows. It is flexible when catering to clients’ needs regarding consignment and outright purchase. The Rare Violins of New York workshop prepares each instrument to present its greatest qualities, as situation dictates and with respect to preservation. The firm’s inventory and past sales include notable instruments by master luthiers Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, Montagnana and Guadagnini. Fine examples of contemporary makers are also represented among its inventory.



Tatsuo Imaishi and Michael Bourassa oversee the Rare Violins of New York workshop. For over a decade they have worked closely with Bruno Price and Ziv Arazi to develop a workshop that truly reflects the firm’s guiding principles. The Rare Violins of New York workshop passionately upholds the firm's approach to restoration, aiming to achieve the highest quality of craftsmanship and instrument conservation. Its unified commitment to conservative restoration balances the instruments’ needs with those of the clients’ while maintaining the makers’ work for future generations.