Auction Price Guide of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows

  by   Donald M. Cohen


I am pleased to announce that I am the new publisher and owner of  THE RED BOOK, Auction Price Guide of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows. Publication resumed in January 2006.

For the last 30  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.


Soft cover 520 pages, 8.5” x 11” 

THE RED BOOK is the only comprehensive public record of auction prices paid for violin-family instruments and bows. It features worldwide sale results from the major auction houses of Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States from 1997 to 2012 and contains almost 24,000 auction sales representing the works of more than 4,300 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. Perfect bound for beauty and durability.

The 2012 Edition has over 8,000 new entries - 1/3 of the book - and is 493 pages in length.




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