I have seen that Tarisio has two different auction lines. The normal one, and one they call "T2". This one is, as they put it, speculative. It consists in "instruments and bows that are in need of restoration, have uncertain attributions or are from a trade workshop".
However, the regular auctions also have a lot of "labelled" and dubious instruments and I am wondering if T2 is just mutts (not a problem for me, mutts can be fantastic) or are they just lemons in need of big repairs to get something from them?
Any experience with this T2?
I have both bought and sold at the T2 Auction.
So far all communication with Tarisio have been excellent. Polite and informative. About the T2 in particular, the prices are tempting and knowing that it is a minor league makes me have a healthy awareness of the condition of the items...
I've seen things on there that I would love to bid on, but rarely have the capital available to make it 'not a risk'.
I see that they will sell you a shaped case for about $175 if you win a violin at auction. Does anyone know anything about these cases? They resemble Bam cases.
I've gotten things wrapped in paper and bubble wrap, floated in peanuts in a box, insured. Never had a problem, never needed a case.