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DEALER, RESTORERS & APPRAISERS

Fine String Instruments and Service

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Violins

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Violas

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Cellos

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Fine stringed instruments are what we specialize in. From antique violins and modern cellos, to handcrafted bows for the concert master – we have you covered.

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Violins

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Celli

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Bows

Appraisals

We provide appraisals for a variety of needs, including insurance and tax issues, and Charitable Donations or Estate taxes. In the event of mishaps, we can also assist by writing evaluations of damage, repair costs, and devaluation. Our services also include Certifications for violins, violas, cellos and bows. If you have an instrument you would like us to appraise, please call the shop to schedule an appointment.

Insurance Appraisals
Estate Tax & Charitable Donation Evaluations
Certifications

Repair and Restoration

The workshop of Frederick W. Oster Fine Violins hosts a group of extremely talented luthiers and is a center for fine instruments and craftsmanship.

Sarah W. Peck
Stephen Salchow
John Thorell
Christo Wood

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Our Story

Vintage Instruments, Inc, on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia ~ Established in 1974

Chestnut Hill was the original Philadelphia location for Frederick W. Oster Fine Violins and Vintage Instruments – established in 1974.

We’ve moved a few times over the years. In 2008 we settled into our premises at 507 South Broad Street, the area known as the “Avenue of the Arts”.

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