Auction Price Guide of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows

1997 ~ 2011


I am pleased to announce that the 2012 Edition of THE RED BOOK Auction Price Guide of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows is now available for sale.

THE RED BOOK is the only comprehensive public record of auction prices paid for violin-family instruments and bows. It features worldwide sale results from the major auction houses of Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States from 1997 to 2012 and contains almost 24,000 auction sales representing the works of more than 4,300 instrument makers. The sales are listed alphabetically by maker, sub grouped by instruments, and arranged chronologically by sales dates. Prices are given in U.S. dollars, British pounds and the Euro. It has an easy-to-read format and a helpful “Trade Secrets” appendix. Perfect bound for beauty and durability.

The 2012 Edition has over 8,000 new entries - 1/3 of the book - and is 493 pages in length.


2012 Edition


Soft cover  8.5” x 11"



Edited and published by Donald M. Cohen, LLC

Printed in the United States of America by Global Printing, Alexandria, Virginia

Copyright © 2012 Donald M. Cohen, LLC

ISBN: 0-9778721-2-2


 Copyright (c) 2012 Donald M. Cohen, LLC. All rights reserved.