Buying and Selling Instruments

We offer a selection of violins, violas, cellos and bows for sale. These range from 18th century French, English and Italian instruments to 21st century.
We offer bows by modern makers as well as the finest English & French bows.

If you are looking to buy or sell an instrument, please feel free to contact us. We would be pleased to arrange an appointment for you to view our available instruments or offer an appraisal of your own instrument.

Certificates and Valuations
Certificates of authenticity are highly sought after by owners of stringed instruments worldwide.
We are pleased to issue certificates to clients who purchase fine instruments from our shop.
We also provide valuations of instruments for purposes of insurance.If you are interested in obtaining a certificate or valuation for your instrument or would like further information about certificates of authenticity, please contact us.

Purchasing
Before an instrument is placed in the Academy Violins Collection, it will usually have passed through the hands of our highly skilled luthiers. This ensures that the instrument you purchase will be brought up to the highest standards possible, thus preserving it for years to come.

Academy Violins
29 Lansdown Place
Lewes, E.Sussex
BN7 2JU

+44(0)1273 473278
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