Appraisal in Chicago

October 3, 2018, 4:40 PM · Hi all.

Got a friend in Chicago who was given an old German violin. Can you suggest a reliable shop in Chicago to appraise - and restore as needed?

Thanks!

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October 4, 2018, 7:34 AM · Carl Becker and Son, Paul Becker is really nice and knows his stuff. They are the oldest violin shop in the country going back 5 generations. Give them a call!
Edited: October 4, 2018, 10:43 AM · My friend Ryan McLaughlin has a shop there. He is trustworthy and skilled, and a nice guy to boot!

https://mclaughlinviolins.com/

October 4, 2018, 1:43 PM · Thank you Anthony and Paul!
October 4, 2018, 2:10 PM · I would suggest Seman Violins, which is just north of the city. https://www.semanviolins.com/ Run and staffed pretty much entirely by makers. They are great at what they do.

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