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Benning Violins draws on our 70 years of experience to perform expert appraisals of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows.

If you possess a violin, viola or cello that you believe has value and need confirmation, or you’re a musician that requires insurance for your valuable and fine instrument, Benning Violins offers quality appraisal service that has been recognized Internationally.

We issue both verbal estimates and written appraisals.

Appraisals typically determine three values:

• “Retail Value” determines the price an instrument or bow would sell for by a dealer.

• “Insurance Value” determines the value of an instrument or bow in the event of damage or loss.

• “Auction Value” determines the value of an instrument or bow might bring at an auction.

Our written appraisals satisfy all insurance, tax and probate requirements

In order to complete an instrument appraisal, instruments must be present in our shop. Photographs and videos of an instrument or instrument label is not sufficient for us to determine the  instrument’s value or origin. Please include any documentation or certificates related to the instrument.

With over 65 years of experience, no shop is more qualified to appraise your instrument.

Please contact us to make an appointment to visit our studio or to make arrangements to ship your instrument to us.