Frauds, forgeries, and thefts in the world of valuable antiques are recurring more and more. Easy money can be made by a clever crook. What should the seller, buyer, or owner of a violin (or other string instrument) look out for? What are one's options when a label is wrong or there is a dispute as to correct attribution? What sensible precautions should sellers take? What can be done when a violin is stolen? All these matters (and more) are dealt with in this book. This new edition includes a discussion of American Law as it relates to violin commerce, including a discussion of violin theft, fraud, contract and consignment issues, product disparagement, slander, auction issues, tax issues, secret commissions, ethics, and intellectual property theft.