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Can I email a few photos and get a very rough estimate of
Can I email a few photos and get a very rough estimate of what my grandparent's old violin is worth. … read more
Randolph
Randolph
Senior Appraiser
MA
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I am trying to figure out the value of a violin I have, and
I am trying to figure out the value of a violin I have, and have not had it appraised before. Is there a good way to proceed? … read more
Julie
Julie
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I have an old Montgomery Ward Violin in an old beat up case.
I have an old Montgomery Ward Violin in an old beat up case. The bow strings are all broken. Is this item worth any thing? … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,420 satisfied customers
I have a very old and fully functioning violin that I'd like
I have a very old and fully functioning violin that I'd like to have appraised. … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
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OI've looked for years for what my mother said was a gift my
OI've looked for years for what my mother said was a gift my father received what was supposed to be a Stradivarius violin I found the violin and now I'm wondering is it real if it's not someone affec… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,420 satisfied customers
I own a violin that belonged to my 2x great grandfather. He
I own a violin that belonged to my 2x great grandfather. He emigrated from England in 1850. This is a picture of the paper inside. Does that say anything about it's age or value? … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,420 satisfied customers
A violin which seems to appear old has caught my eye but I'm
A violin which seems to appear old has caught my eye but I'm not sure it it's a genuine antique violin or antiqued instrument. It seems to have a genuine grafted neck and bushed pegs, the label is for… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,420 satisfied customers
I have a violin with the Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis
I have a violin with the Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 17 and 24 or 25 written in pencl and to the right of this is a stamped circle showing which looks like a cross above the initia… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,420 satisfied customers
How can I have a violin appraised. This item I found in my
How can I have a violin appraised. This item I found in my great uncles attic upon his death. A note dated 1904 was attached stating he had loaned a man money for the instrument which he noted was a s… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I have a violin that belonged to my father. He passed away
I have a violin that belonged to my father. He passed away in 1978 at age 72. He had the violin since his childhood. He played it at church services - it had a tremendous sound. He had done minor repa… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I have a Hoff violin that my grandfather bought used in the
I have a Hoff violin that my grandfather bought used in the 1930's. He thought it was quite old when he bought it. Any ideas what it's worth, if anything?… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,303 satisfied customers
I inherited an old violin in a wooden box. Inside the violin
I inherited an old violin in a wooden box. Inside the violin is a label that says Mathias Kloz Lautenmacher, Mittenvaldt with a number that looks like 1736. It has been in my family for several genera… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have an antique violin that my grandfather, JC Green owned
I have an antique violin that my grandfather, JC Green owned and played in the 1880's in Western NC. It was given to me and I played it in the 1950's. It is in its original case and the only concern I… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
My father played for the Milwaukee Symphony for many years.
My father played for the Milwaukee Symphony for many years. (He is 89) i recently looked at his violin-it is dated 1743, made in Italy. The instrument is in mint condition. The bow is made of olive wo… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
Violin purchased by my grandmother in 1981 from an elderly
Violin purchased by my grandmother in 1981 from an elderly woman in her 80s who said she played it as a little girl. The violin was busted and thrown in a yardsell so my grandmother saw the inscriptio… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
What would be the value of a Stradivarius made in 1691 that
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Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
Hi, Ive owned my violin since I was a teenager - almost 20
Hi, I've owned my violin since I was a teenager - almost 20 years now. Had a great experience acquiring it from a nice old luthier in Long Beach known for fitting young musicians with good instruments… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,303 satisfied customers
i inherited a few violins from my father in law , who was a
i inherited a few violins from my father in law , who was a famous violinist in Iran and the Middle East, and have been trying to determine the authenticity and value of a couple of the ones, the firs… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,303 satisfied customers
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Tyler, DMA, AAGO

Tyler, DMA, AAGO

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Doctoral degree in Music. http://pianoappraiser.weebly.com/

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Glenda B.

Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser

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

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Bachelor's Degree

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40 yrs. buying and selling instruments.

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Appraiser, Researcher

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

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John, CT ABRSM

Piano Teacher CT ABRSM.

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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.

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saintmarys

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Kim D.

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

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