Trade-In & Consignment Sales

At The Sydney String Centre, we offer consignment sales and trade-ins for selected instruments to make purchasing a new instrument or rehoming your current instrument just that little bit easier. Please read the guidelines below to see if your instrument qualifies for either trade-in or consignment. 

Trade-in Policy

Selected instruments/bows purchased from The Sydney String Centre (SSC) may be considered as part-payment towards the purchase of a new instrument/bow of greater value under the following conditions:

For violins and violas

  1. The instrument was originally purchased from SSC by the same customer looking to make the new purchase (instruments purchased from a third party do not qualify).
  2. The general condition of the instrument must meet our high standards.
  3. The instrument is classified as intermediate, advanced, or professional as indicated on our website or in store. Instruments in our beginner range do not qualify.

For Cellos & Basses

  1. The instrument was originally purchased from SSC by the same customer looking to make the new purchase (instruments purchased from a third party do not qualify).
  2. The general condition of the instrument must meet our high standards.

We do not guarantee a fixed price or percentage as a return on your instrument until we have examined it at the time of trading in. When calculating the trade-in price we take into account the current perceived market value, the general condition of the item as well as the cost of any repairs or refurbishment.

Consignment Policy

Any instrument meeting the above criteria may also be sold on consignment. 

If you have any questions regarding trade-ins or consignment and whether your instrument is eligible, please email enquiries@violins.com.au or phone 02 9417 2611.