someguy201 Posted February 5 Report Share Posted February 5 (edited) Hi, I'm looking to purchase a new violin in the Pacific Northwest area, looking for something around $10,000. There are a few instruments I've been trying out, and looking to get thoughts on one in particular. Label lists the instrument as made by A.N.Roberts, 1906, Southern Pines. It's in overall good condition, and plays nicely, priced at $10,000 from a well respected luthier in the area. My concern is whether this type of instrument would hold it's value, or be difficult to sell in the future. One part of this concern is that an auctioneer mentioned that lesser known makers tend to underperform significantly at auction, and that in that setting it would only achieve a fraction of the retail price. My main intention would not be to sell the instrument in the near future, but I'd like to avoid a scenario where after purchase the instrument is appraised much lower in future or difficult to insure for the purchase price. Any advice appreciated! Edited February 6 by someguy201 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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