John & Arthur Beares


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When selling an instrument through Beare’s, you can be confident in our reputation as the world’s most respected violin dealer, and in the authority and appeal of the Beare’s Certificate of Authenticity, supplied when we sell an instrument whose maker can be identified with certainty.

With bases in London and Seoul, Beare’s serves a substantial and loyal international clientele of musicians, collectors and investors. Constantly in search of fine stringed instruments, our clients value and trust our expertise in appraisals and restoration.

Thank you so much for linking me up with my beautiful Bergonzi; I am really enjoying playing it. — Nigel Kennedy

If you have an instrument you would like to discuss for private sale, please phone us on 020 7307 9666, email us with photos of your item (for guidelines on photography please click here) or use the contact form. If you would prefer to consign for auction, please visit our website at for more information.

As well as selling instruments and bows on our clients’ behalf, we also consider purchasing fine violins, violas, cellos and bows for resale.

We also offer our clients the possibility of selling their instrument or bow through our boutique online auction house, Beares Auctions. Posted for sale on our user-friendly online platform to a loyal and engaged market of violin dealers and musicians, all items are offered with 0% commission for all sellers. Discretion for both buyers and sellers is also guaranteed with details of all lots removed from our website immediately after the sale. If you would like to find out more about consigning with us for sale in auction, please contact +44 (0)20 7307 9653, or visit our website at