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.
As well as selling instruments and bows on our clients’ behalf, we also consider purchasing fine violins, violas, cellos and bows for resale.
Photos should show:
Examples of photos
- the back of the instrument (excluding the neck and head)
- the front of the instrument (excluding the neck and head)
- the instrument’s scroll from the side
NB The photos should be taken square-on, not at an artistic angle.
Make sure the photos are in focus.
Photos are best against a plain, neutral-coloured background.
The instrument should be clearly lit but please do not use flash.
Beare’s email address for photographs is: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB No single photo file should be more than 2 MB in size and please do not send more than 10MB of attachments in a single email.