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Pricing Policies

Each instrument, bow and case is marked with a sticker or tag clearly stating the price for that item.  Prices are not negotiable down, however, if you feel that an instrument or bow may be underpriced, we can discuss a higher price.

Prices for instruments and bows are carefully determined, based upon the following:

1.  Name and reputation of the maker.  Traditionally, this is the most important factor in determining the value.  It takes many years to build a name and reputation.  

2.  Origin — where the item was made (Italy, France, England. etc.)  

3.  Age- Viollins, Violas, and Cellos can last hundreds of years if well cared for.  

4.  Condition-  wear, damage, and repairs will effect the value.

5.  Overall appearance and tone.  Aesthetics and tone are subjective qualities.  

I gladly accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. Because mine is a small company, I do not offer financing of any kind.  If you need financing help, check with your bank before you come in.  Many banks are sensitive to the needs and circumstances of musicians.


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