A close up of a violin that is currently being worked on in the shop of master appraiser David Bonsey of New York Violin Consulting & online violin appraisal services.
We Can Appraise your Instrument Online!

Simply fill out our quick form below

Get your string instrument appraised online within just a few days! Perhaps you have a violin that’s been in your family for years. Or maybe an old guitar that caught your eye at a yard sale or a mandolin that you purchased at an auction? However you came across your instrument, we can tell you how much it’s worth, as well as details about its age and origin. If you’re considering buying an instrument, you can also use our service to get an expert opinion before you make your mind up about the purchase!

Online Appraisal Form:


Starting flat rate of $100 (additional charges may be necessary for research on previously undocumented instruments or bows).


  • You can upload as many images per item as possible. If you need to send more photos, email info@violinappraisal.com.
  • Please upload images of any marks, stamps, details, signatures or condition issues.
  • Don’t upload images of other items
  • The better the quality of photos and the more information you can provide us with, the more it will help us.
  • Note: if you have issues uploading your images here, please email them to info@violinappraisal.com
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
    • The best photos are large format photos and unedited photos. If you have more photos that you’d like to send us, you can always send them as an email attachment to info@violinappraisal.com.
    • Additional Information

    How You Are Billed:

    Filling out this form is free, no credit card required to submit your instrument for appraisal!

    Once we’ve received your form, expert David Bonsey will personally appraise your instrument. You will receive an online invoice.

    You may then purchase your official appraisal online via credit card or paypal right through the online invoice. Your appraisal will be emailed to you once we receive your payment. That’s it!