I have just found out that my great grandfather (Ralph Edward Hutchinson 1885 - 1971) had a violin and a viola. I am only interested in the violin. I currently live outside of Dallas, TX. The violin is in Seattle, WA.
How should I get the violin from Seattle to Dallas? I am planning on flying out and picking up the instrument. It is at least 100 years old, but I will try to find an exact year. I want to get it priced in Los Angeles where I used to live. Then, I want to take it to a luthier in Dallas to get it repaired.
Should I ship the instrument to Los Angeles and then have it shipped again to Dallas. Or, should I go myself. If the instrument is destroyed, it would be a great loss to our family and it would ruin us. We need to have it intact when it arrives.
Can anyone help me figure something out?
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