Musical instruments get damaged in flight with depressing frequency. As another instrument bites the dust with heartbreaking consequences for the owner, Benjamin Hebbert shares some experiences for the musician putting their instrument in the hands of the airlines. On average 8 million people fly every day, with more than 3 billion people flying every year. Musicians with their special needs will always comprise a small part … Continue reading Hard cases aren’t flight cases: Tips on flying with your instrument.
One of the questions that I frequently hear as a violin dealer is whether a violin has been played regularly or not. It is one of the questions that well intentioned teachers seem to think should be asked, and that should have some material effect on the choice of an instrument, however it is often a question that a dealer doesn’t have an answer for, … Continue reading How much has this violin been played?