“In terms of investment, nothing beats an old violin”. Thus said Ivan Hewett, renowned music journalist for The Daily Telegraph, his enlightening article Auction Where musicians, not financiers, call the tune published in this newspaper on November 7, 2014 with regard to the emerging business of buying and selling old instruments begins. Other assets are likely to increase their market value or depreciate, but not for certain musical instruments considered works of art. So what are the reasons that have hampered the trade openness of this sector? While no one dares to question the advantages of purchasing a Picasso or Manet, the art of lutherie not yet been placed, even in the XXI century, in the crosshairs of art buyers.