Buyer's Guide for International Customers

Welcome to MyLuthier, your trusted source for fine violins, cellos, violas, and bows crafted by the world's most renowned living luthiers. Whether you're a seasoned musician or an aspiring virtuoso, you'll find our curated selection second to none.

Though we invite you to visit our London showroom for a personalized, hands-on experience, we understand that this may not always be possible. The good news is that many of our customers have had excellent experiences purchasing from us online.

  1. Why Choose MyLuthier
  2. Free International Shipping
  3. Pre-Purchase Customs and Duties Guidance
  4. Trade-In Guarantee
  5. Selection of Living Luthiers
  6. Commissioning vs Buying
  7. Tailored Expert Advice
  8. Client Testimonials

Why Choose MyLuthier

why choose myluthier

MyLuthier offers a seamless, personalized experience whether you are able to visit us in person or wish to make a purchase online. Our experts are committed to ensuring that you find the instrument or bow that truly resonates with you.

Free International Shipping

We are pleased to offer free international shipping on our instruments and bows. Each item is meticulously packed to ensure its safety and delivered right to your door. No hidden fees, no extra charges.

Pre-Purchase Customs and Duties Guidance

Worried about international customs and duties? Our team offers pre-purchase guidance to help you understand any applicable customs fees, taxes, and duties that might be levied by your country. We aim to provide a hassle-free international purchasing experience.

Trade-In Guarantee

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We understand that an artist's needs can change over time. Most of our instruments come with a Trade-In Guarantee. This allows you the freedom to upgrade or switch instruments as your needs and preferences evolve.

World's Finest Selection of Living Luthiers

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Our partnerships with the world's best living luthiers give you unparalleled access to modern masterpieces. These are not just instruments; they are legacies, crafted with passion and precision. Each instrument is unique and created with the utmost attention to detail.

Commissioning vs Buying Online

While commissioning an instrument can be a deeply personal and rewarding process, it often involves a long waiting period and a degree of uncertainty. With MyLuthier, you have the benefit of selecting from a curated list of available instruments, crafted by world-class luthiers, all available for immediate delivery.

Tailored Expert Advice

Not sure what you're looking for? Our experts are here to offer advice tailored specifically to your needs. From sound characteristics to playability, we'll help you navigate our diverse selection to find the instrument or bow that elevates your artistry.


Client Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it. Many of our international clients have been delighted with their purchases and our premium customer service.

Examples from our Google Reviews

I started looking into MyLuthier partly because I thought I could get a higher quality instrument for same or less money from Europe compared to where I live (New York City), but mostly because it has an informative website with transparent prices.Honestly, I wasn’t 100% confident with the whole process of shipping and paying internationally in the beginning. But after having a video meeting (plus a lot of e-mails back and forth) with Ariel, who explained the whole process extremely well, I decided that it was worth a try. MyLuthier actually has everything set up for paying and shipping in the United States, which was also helpful.

Michael, USA

Outstanding support and service from Pedro and Ariel at MyLuthier. Wonderful instruments at reasonable prices and delivery was spot on.  Thank you so much!!

Rob, UK

I cannot overstate what a pleasure it was to work with Ariel Lang in buying my violin!  From the moment I accessed the MyLuthier website, he worked with me online and through video streaming to help me choose the absolute perfect instrument to meet my needs.  Ariel was patient, accommodating, and answered any and all questions.  I never felt pressured to purchase anything, yet he spent several hours showing and playing various violins over the internet until we were both sure of the one that fit me best.  The violin and bow were expertly packaged and carefully tracked until they arrived in mint condition to my home.  It was such a wonderful experience to work with an expert whose intention was to provide me with a high quality instrument that fit both my needs and my bank account.  I would never buy a violin or bow anywhere else!!!

Craig, USA

Thank you for considering MyLuthier. Whether you visit us in our London showroom or choose to shop online, we're committed to offering you a first-class experience in finding your perfect instrument or bow.

For more information or to start your journey with us, please contact our expert team.

About the Author

MyLuthier was started by two friends while they were studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The idea was to provide musicians with exceptional instruments at a price they can afford. We travelled Europe in search for the best contemporary makers and we’re proud of our selection and the partnerships we’ve developed.

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