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Sending your instrument to Brompton’s

Step 1


Turn the pegs towards you to take tension out of the strings.

How to ship your instrument step 1

Step 2


Place some tissue underneath the tail piece to protect the top of the violin before continuing.

Step 3


Take the bridge down, wrap in the tissue and place back underneath the tailpiece.

Step 4


Tighten the strings by turning the pegs away from you only as far as needed to hold the tissue in place under the tailpiece.

Step 5


If you are comfortable doing so use a ruler to gently knock down the internal sound-post (small wooden dowel which sits between the top and bottom of the instrument). This takes tension out of the body of the instrument.

Step 6


Carefully wrap in tissue paper, and then bubble wrap before placing in a box of packing foam pieces, sealing and labelling extensively as ‘fragile’ before sending to the address below.

Delivery Address

Please send your instrument to either:

Brompton’s London Office:
Brompton’s Auctioneers, The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Or to our safe and secure PO Box in the south of England:
Brompton’s Auctioneers, PO Box 9455, Bridport, DT6 9FJ

Please email info@bromptons.co with full details of what has been posted.