Buyers & Sellers

Our customers can expect world-class expertise and service when it comes time to certify, appraise, buy, or sell an instrument.

President and chief expert James Warren is one of the founders and past president of the Chicago School of Violin Making and presently sits on the board of directors of that school as well as the Violin Society of America.

He has given lectures at the VSA, the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, the National Music Museum, and the Royal Academy of Music. He has also sponsored, co-sponsored, or contributed in some way to a number of research projects on historic violin and bow makers that has been included in the following modern publications:

  • Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (sponsor & co-editor)
  • The Late Cremonese Violin Makers
  • How Many Strads?
  • Liuteria Italiana (Vol. 4)
  • The Voller Brothers
  • Tourte Le Jeune
  • The Bowmakers of the Peccatte Family
  • Liuteria Moderna in Emilia Romagna
  • The Legend of Italian Violins-The Chi Mei Collection

We also buy and take on consignment stringed instruments and their bows. Advantages of selling through Kenneth Warren & Son, Ltd. are our experience with world class instruments as well as an extensive network of international contacts. If you have any questions or would like to schedule and appointment, please contact us by phone or email.