After almost 15 years as a customer of the store, I asked Stevens Violin Shop to sell my bow for me ($1000 approximate price). I was informed in September 2008 that the bowwas out on trial and I would be paid by the end of the month. As of yet (December 22, 2008) I have not received any money. Mr. Knudsen, the ownmer, refuses to answer phone calls or e-mails. He refused to accept a registered return recepit letter. He has stolen my money and I have no recourse. Small claims court yields nothing and the DA refuses to prosecute non-violent crime on a penny-ante scale (as if $1000 is penny ante).
I advise you to be very wary of dealing with Knudsen. You may end as I have.