Auction Price Guide of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows

  by   Donald M. Cohen


I am the author of THE RED BOOK, Auction Price Guide of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows.

For the last 40 years I have tracked and analyzed auction data as a way to give my customers accurate appraisals and to personally keep informed of market values. Now I have the opportunity to expand my work through this inclusive and well-established publication. Under my stewardship, THE RED BOOK continues in its tradition as a great analytical tool responsive to the needs of the professional instrument dealer and, as always, a great reference guide to our specialized market of violin family instruments.



                     2006  Edition                                    2009  Edition                                      2012  Edition


THE REDBOOK is the only comprehensive public record of auction prices paid forviolin-family instruments and bows. The three editions feature worldwide sale results from the major auction houses of Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States from 1985 to 2012 and contains over 30,000 auction sales representing the works of more than 4,500 instrument makers. The sales are listed alphabetically by maker, sub grouped by instruments, and arranged chronologically by sales dates. Prices are given in U.S. dollars, British pounds and the Euro. It has an easy-to-read format and a helpful “Trade Secrets” appendix.

Each edition is printed in an 8.5” x 11” format, contains over 450 pages and over 40 thousand entries. They are perfect bound for beauty and durability.

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