Brian Cohen Violins: Terms of Trade
To commission an instrument:
- A non-refundable deposit( see below) of £1000 is payable in advance to secure any order.
- ( If for any reason the instrument does not suit the player, when completed and after a reasonable trial period has elapsed, the deposit will be returned when the instrument is subsequently placed with another client.The balance on the purchase price will be refunded)
- Price to be quoted in £ Sterling, and the approximate delivery date will be fixed at the time of the order.
- Specifications to be agreed in general in advance at time of order but many of these can be changed at any time until construction has actually begun. Some changes may result in additional costs, but these will be discussed beforehand.
- When construction begins, the second advance payment equal to one third of the remaining balance will be requested, to be paid before any construction begins. Final payment will be requested 3 weeks before the instrument is due to be completed. All banking information will be provided with each invoice.
- Price will include UK VAT at the current rate, applicable only if resident within the EU.
- Price quoted will not include a case - We can offer and supply Musafia cases for violin and viola, the model to be specified when commissioning an instrument.
- Shipping is not included in the price, and will be charged at cost- We use FedEx, DHL or Parcelforce, and we will find the best service appropriate to your requirements. It is best to visit the studio however, for a personal collection.
- Price will include a CITES permit, or an Article 10 permit, if needed. For exports to the USA, the price includes the paperwork for the 'Lacey Declaration' also
- Instruments come with an insurance certificate, (updated annually or as needed), a certificate of authenticity, and if requested, photographic progress of the instrument as it is being constructed. You are also welcome to visit during the construction process to see for yourself how things are done, by arrangement.
- NOTE: All instruments are now only available directly to the client. I no longer supply any dealers, and we pass on the resulting saving in price to the client. All instruments come with the 'lifetime warrantee,' applicable only to the original client.
CITES: New Regulations. New Cites Regulations, especially pertaining to ALL rosewood species, were introduced in January, 2017, and you can see the full extent by following this link, CITES REGULATIONS with special reference to musical instruments for personal use. See Para 3, 4, and 12, especially, in the Q and A section, but please also check with your own countries' CITES regulatory body, to be sure they agree with the terms, as each country can vary the terms on an individual basis.