Instrument Valuation

We are consultants for Auction Houses, Financial Institutions and insurance companies. Tim has amassed a vast archive, extensive library and had over 40 years of attending every significant auction of instruments. All instrument and bows sold by ourselves will have our own certificate.


Tim Toft Fine Violins offers a range of valuation services which are accepted by all major insurance companies. Valuations can be for insurance, probate or legal services.

Who is Tim Toft?

Tim has grown up in a family business. Both his Grandfather and father bought, sold and collected violins. Tim has recently lectured at the BVMA (British Violin Making Association) conference and the USA (Violin Society of America) on the instruments and bows of W.E Hill & Sons.

“Sound of course, is very important with the setup & adjustment managed by Jeongwoon Choi; a graduate of the Mittenwald School of Violin Making. However I consider that the authenticity, condition, provenance and sound quality of greater importance as it is these factors that support the instruments value and therefore investment potential.”Tim Toft

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