Sell Your Bow

Do You Want to Sell a Good or Fine Quality Violin,

Viola, Cello Bow You No Longer Use?



We offer advice and valuation on Bows,

and pay in advance if you choose to sell to us.

At Amberviolins, we buy good and fine quality violins, violas, cellos  bows that are over 50 years old, in good condition or in need of expert restoration.

We do not buy modern factory made student Bows

Fast Payment


Payment can be made to you by Bank Transfer or cheque immediately. This is the fastest and most convenient way of selling and achieving a fair price.

Selling at auction takes many months and can also end in disappointment when items often fail to sell or reach a poor price.


Try to recreate the photos shown, and make sure the pictures are well-focused and taken against a plain, neutral-coloured background. Do not use flash if possible, daylight is best. Always take pictures straight at the face of an instrument, no artistic shots at an angle.

Competitive Prices

The costs of auctioneers commission, buyers premium, photography and insurance can add up to over 35% of the price paid by the buyer. We can usually match or better the price that you are likely to receive when selling at an auction.

Postage and Insurance

If you do choose to sell to Amberviolins, your instruments can be sent to us by courier or registered post from anywhere in the world. We have specialist insurance that will cover instruments in transit and are often willing to pay for the instruments in advance. We will also travel to see collections or higher value items that are for sale.


Pictures and Information

Bow Tip

Your pictures should show the Bow Tip in full, showing the tip of the bow from the side.

Bow Frog

Your pictures should show the bow frog in full, showing the frog of the bow from the side. Include a close up of a name stamp if there is one.


State any Violin Makers name on a label and if possible take a picture by shining a light inside the instrument through the F hole on the other side.