The first step in the process is simply to contact me. We can then discuss what you are looking for in an instrument, and to decide on things such as its look - "antiqued" or "new". Once the violin is finished, a trial period will follow, before you make the final decision. No deposit is necessary, as I believe firmly that instruments should speak for themselves, and you should only pay for an instrument when it is finished. Any adjustments you desire will be made to the set up before you take the violin away.