How to pack and send your instrument to Brompton’s

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Step 1

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

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STEP 2

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

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STEP 3

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

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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.

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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.

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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:

Brompton’s Auctioneers, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS, UK