Barley House, Horsley Road,
Nailsworth. Gloucestershire, GL6 0JJ. United Kingdom.
Telephone 0044 (0)1453 799575 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Introducing… The first Amberviolins online auction !
34 carefully chosen instruments to be sold by internet auction, finishing on 20th March 2014. The catalogue is now online.
The wholesale catalogue, always online and available.
I supply good quality old instruments and bows at wholesale prices.
Instruments are sold at values similar to those achieved at auction. One advantage of buying this way is that there is no public archive of instruments sold and the prices paid so when a retail sale is made, items of stock cannot be traced back to an auction sale.
I have been working as a dealer and restorer for nearly thirty years, also as an adviser and consultant to various auctions and the BBC.
I buy from private individuals and antique traders throughout Europe who are happy to get an
I can pay generous prices for instruments compared to the likely proceeds of auction. Auctioneers charges are over one third of the total value of the goods they sell, my margins are usually lower than this.
Amberviolins.com is not a violin shop, it is a wholesale business supplying shops and dealers worldwide.
I AM LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED RESTORER/OUTWORKER WITHIN EASY REACH OF SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
I will give a full refund if instruments are found to be described inaccurately, that includes
condition, authenticity, dimensions etc.
I am aware of the increasing number of clever fraudulent reproductions offered for sale and do
not deal in these instruments!
It takes many years to earn a good reputation in this business, which I have, and which I am
I always strive to keep my customers happy!
Trade buyers are welcome to visit by appointment (about 90 minutes by train or
two hours by car from London).
I only sell via this website and do not offer shop facilities.
Most of the instruments I sell are in good, original condition. Some are expertly restored in
England ready for fit up, and some are sold in need of more attention, condition is carefully
I have sold many hundreds of instruments direct to violin shops and through auction over the
last three decades, all violin buyers are welcome to use this site, just as they are able to buy
Instruments are offered for sale with guaranteed authenticity, thorough descriptions and
detailed condition reports, they can be purchased simply and paid for with Paypal or bank
transfer and shipped worldwide the next day.
Packing and Shipping.
I take full responsibility for all packing and shipping.
Instruments are shipped by Parcel force within the European union and one of the recognised
international carriers to the rest of the world. No shipment has ever been lost this way. Your
courier can be used if preferred, parcels can be tracked. Buyers outside EU may have to pay
import tax and duty in their own country.
Price for shipping one violin or viola;
£25 within the UK £40 within E U. £70 outside EU*
Shipping a Cello, including a re-salable case; UK £140 EU £300 Outside EU £400*
*I do not ship to Brazil or Russia.
Additional instruments are sent free.
The Amberviolins display and demonstration at the recent Amati
exhibition in London.