A truthful certification of expertise, or alternatively a quick oral evaluation, are the two solutions that Atelier Cesarini offers to individuals who want to understand the value of a string or plucked instrument in their possession. “
Maestro Federico Cesarini, enrolled in the role of expert luthiersat the Perugia Chamber of Commerce (n.720, 2018), regarding the evaluation of new and ancient musical instruments, is able to give a written certificated evaluation of your instrument, which both bowed (only violins, violas and cellos and bows) or plucked (classical guitars, mandolins). The certification of expertise, which will be unique and not reproducible in print, will have legal validity in many cases: contraction with value insurance, negotiation between private individuals or for inheritance, theft and damage assessment. Our evaluation will try to be as objective and precise as possible, in the historical evaluation there may be different possibilities, the same goes for the value on the market. Some musical instruments, of difficult attribution, could have fluctuations in value and in historical reference. For this reason, in some cases, our certifications could be discussed together with other Italian lutheries, in order to have the greatest precision.
In all other cases, an oral evaluation is possible, which can help to understand the historical period and the quality of the invoice, but not the market value. This solution is not possible for valuable instruments. The oral evaluation cannot be used for sales or for insurance purposes, as it is not written, but will be useful as a possible pre-evaluation of expertise.
Federico Cesarini is the trustee of ASSIMUSICA insurance from Cremona and can help you take out a policy on your musical instrument or on a new purchase.
Go to the price list to understand the evaluation costs.