The increase in value of classical instruments exceeds even most investment funds, stock indices and precious metals. A rising international demand and an ever scarcer offer on the market have resulted in remarkable return on investments. In the last 50 years, for instance, old Italian master instruments – made by builders such as Stradivari, Guarneri or Amati — showed a tenfold increase in value compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. International banks and insurance companies have discovered these instruments as a safe and highly profitable type of investment.
With our expertise, we give investors access to the highly lucrative market of instrumental antiques. Even after hundreds of years the sound of these instruments is still unsurpassed - and their musical employment on prominent concert stages of the world contributes to their fame and value on the market. Hence, we also advise investors about how to distinguish themselves as patrons of the arts or how to excel in their corporate citizenship programmes by giving these instruments at the disposal of world-famous orchestras or top artists for concerts and recordings.
Ancient instruments are acquired repeatedly by institutions or museums which keep them in their collections. However, each year some instruments are damaged beyond repair or get stolen. The result is the same: an indispensable product is becoming increasingly scarce. And demand increases especially from Asian countries like China. Since 1990 precious antique instruments - depending on builder, condition and historic epoch – showed an increase in value up to a level of 300 percent. These violins, violas and cellos cast a spell over millions of music lovers around the world.