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Three violins hang on a grey slat wall, with their bows.

Three lovely violins on consignment.

Want to consign with us? Bring your instrument in or give us a call at 360-733-5840. Please see our consignment policy at the bottom of the page.

Updated: 01/11/21


Geoffrey Allison 5 string, 4/4 (Pro)

$10,000 OBO, in excellent condition

Comes with a pickup and case, no bow

Barcus Berry BBVN1 4/4 Violin

$700 OBO

Good condition, has some finish chips. Was played a lot.

Made in Australia in the possibly mid 2000’s, Hand carved solid spruce top, Maple neck, figured maple back, flame maple sides, ebony fingerboard and tuning pegs, Wittner centered chin rest, Wittner synthetic tailpiece with built fine tuners, Barcus Berry piezo bridge, volume control on top lower bout, 1/4″ phone jack on plate on left side.

No case or bow

Carl Schneider, 4/4 (Pro)

$600 OBO, playable but with several very old repairs, some done better than others

Made in approximately 1777

Evaluated by Brian Christianson at the Violin Shop in Nashville, TN

Karl Willhelm Model 22, 4/4 (Student)

$350 OBO

Like new, made in Romania.

Includes bow, case, and rosin.

Pfretzschner, 3/4 (Student)

$200 OBO, in good condition

Comes with shoulder rest, rosin, case, and bow

Yamaha SV-130 Electric Violin

$500 OBO, Very good condition

Plays well, no case or bow

Yamaha V-5, 1/4 (Student)

$250 OBO

Very good condition, new strings.

Includes case, bow, and rosin.

Robert Robinson Fecit, 4/4 (Pro) – SOLD


Made in 1929 in Portland, OR

Repaired and serviced 2018 at Wind Works

Comes with original bow (no hair or frog), old case, old bridge, metal mute and misc. accessories


Cremona SVA-175, 15 ½” (Student)

$175 Firm

Good condition. Bow needs replaced. New strings, replacement bow, and new pegs recommended.

Includes case, shoulder rest, and bow with broken tip.


Scherl & Roth, 4/4 (Intermediate) – SOLD


Excellent condition, recently serviced in our shop.

String Basses

Ampeg Baby Bass Electric Upright

$2300 OBO

Good vintage condition, electronics in good working condition, There’s a crack at the pegbox and heel, could use a cleaning due to old rosin. Gut strings are playable but elderly. One tuning peg is missing a screw. Original bag has some tears and zipper issue, can be repaired.

This possibly predates the 1962 production and introduction to the market, due to the tailpiece design and lack of serial number.

consignment policy

Why consign?

The better question is why do you want the hassle of selling your instrument yourself? With auction sites like Ebay, you will end up paying 15% or more in shipping and transaction fees, and you’ll still have to do all the work yourself, not to mention the risk of giving personal info to or meeting strangers.  Our fee is only 20%, and we take care of the write-up, photography, listing, advertising, meet-ups and shipping if necessary. We have a 20+ years of experience with evaluating and selling instruments and accessories, and wide reach to customers online and in the real world, let us spread the word for you. All you have to do is drop the instrument off, and wait for a check in the mail.

to the seller

Thank you for considering consigning your instrument with Bellingham Wind Works! We want to help you reach the serious customers that frequent Wind Works. To protect your investment, all instruments brought in are thoroughly inspected and evaluated by our consignment team, and any work needed is noted so that you and the buyer are on the same page. Our consignment team will help you determine a fair selling price according to market conditions and work needed, and whether or not offers will be accepted.  You always have the final say in whether or not your instrument sells – we always contact you first before accepting any offers. Your instrument will be displayed in the shop, in our consignment book and on our website and possibly social media, and our sales folks will promote your instrument to interested parties in the shop.  We charge a flat 20% consignment fee. If you want to pick your instrument up before it has sold, you are welcome to do so at any time. We do reserve the right to recommend that you not consign an instrument if the cost of repairs needed exceeds the value of the instrument. We do reserve the right to recommend that you not consign an instrument if the cost of repairs needed exceeds the value of the instrument.

to the buyer

We value all of our customers highly, and in order to protect both buyer and seller, all instruments consigned with us are thoroughly inspected and approved by our consignment team before being offered for sale. We do not accept returns or do trial periods on consignments, therefore we suggest that you come in and try out the instrument you are interested in the comfort and privacy of our testing room. All instruments are sold in the condition in which they are consigned, and work needed is noted before the instrument is posted or displayed, so that buyer and seller alike are aware of the condition of the instrument and can decide for themselves who will be responsible for the work necessary. (Most instruments that need work end up being serviced here at Wind Works.) We want everyone to be happy with the deal they get, so please let us know if you see any issues.