Benjamin Hebbert

My blog is the culmination of research and experience as a violin dealer and as a musician, with a particularly strong interest in historic musical instruments. Follow the links or go straight to to find the instruments I have for sale.

Hard cases aren’t flight cases: Tips on flying with your instrument.

Musical instruments get damaged in flight with depressing frequency. As another instrument bites the dust with heartbreaking consequences for the owner, Benjamin Hebbert shares some experiences for the musician putting their instrument in the hands of the airlines.  On average 8 million people fly every day, with more than 3 billion people flying every year. Musicians […]