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Rare Violins of New York provides written appraisals for insurance purposes.  They include a detailed description of the instrument or bow, as well as a valuation based on current market conditions.

Prior to scheduling an appraisal, Rare Violins suggests that customers send photographs of their instrument by email.  This stage of preliminary review allows us to confirm if the instrument or bow will require further examination.

In-person inspection is required and an appointment is necessary.  Most often, it may take several hours with the given instrument or bow, during which a detailed examination of condition and origin will take place.  The fee for appraisals is outlined below:



1st Instrument

Additional Instrument

Instruments/bows under $10,000



Instruments/bows over $10,000