Buyer’s Handbook

Selecting an instrument to purchase can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced players and collectors. Compiled here are the basics of determining an instrument’s value and some things to take into consideration when making this important decision.

Written by: Reginald Williams

Chapter 1. Market Value vs. Intrinsic Value of Stringed Instruments

Chapter 2. Instrument Selection

Chapter 3. Bow Selection

Chapter 4. Documentation (Certificates of Authenticity, Letters, Appraisals, Warranties, etc.)

Chapter 5. Examining the Set-Up

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Chapter 6. Making a Tonal Comparison

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Chapter 7. A Concise Shopper’s Checklist

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