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Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser

635 satisfied customers

30+ years of experience as an antique musical instrument appraiser. Member of Association of Online Appraisers.

Tyler, MM, AAGO

Tyler, MM, AAGO

Musician/Appraiser

5,812 satisfied customers

Master's degree in Music. Member, AOA. http://pianoappraiser.weebly.com/

twinb1201

twinb1201

Appraiser, Researcher

1,925 satisfied customers

Classically trained musician with more than 20 years experience appraising musical instruments.

John,  CT ABRSM

John, CT ABRSM

Piano Teacher CT ABRSM.

1,098 satisfied customers

Certificate of Music Teaching. Musical Instrument Appraiser. Qualified Technician. Qualified Piano Tuner. Experienced in Buying, Selling, Restoring and Valuing Pianos for more than 20 years.

Wayne

Wayne

Bachelor's Degree

951 satisfied customers

40 yrs. buying and selling instruments.

saintmarys

saintmarys

Consultant

214 satisfied customers

Co-owner of Cummings& Associates Personal Property Appraisers since 1999

Kim D.

Kim D.

Antique Expert

208 satisfied customers

25 Yr Curator of Historical Collections, CAGA, AOA Certified Appraiser

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What is a musical instrument's value, whether it's a modern instrument or an antique? A musical instrument is any object that produces musical sound, but the in general, the more complex and the finer the work that went into creating the instrument, the more valuable it is.


As with any object, estimated musical instrument appraisals are only estimates and that price might not be obtained when the instrument is sold. The area where you're selling a vintage or antique instrument plays a large part in selling price, such as selling in a high-end shop in a large city versus a shop in a small town.


Questions on JustAnswer cover instruments from baby grand pianos and Stradivarius violins to collectible guitars and clarinets. Customers seeking musical instrument appraisals on JustAnswer appreciate being able to get an answer at any time and without taking a valuable instrument out of the home.

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Common musical instrument appraisal questions resolved on JustAnswer


The Experts on JustAnswer have helped customers with hundreds of different types of instruments. These queries include:


  • What is the year and value of my vintage Martin cornet?
  • What is the fair market price for a 1995 Yamaha Disklavier 2 baby grand piano, with manuals, tone generator and disc player?
  • How much should I offer for a mid-1800s melodeon with an empire flame mahogany case?
  • How much is a 1987 mint condition steel string acoustic Takamine guitar worth?
  • I just found an old German zither in an antique store. It has a beautiful tone when the strings are plucked, but when strummed it sounds awful. Could it be tuned and played again?

Before you contact an Expert, it's helpful to have the following information ready:


  • Condition of the instrument
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