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My husband has a Classical he purchased in Barcelona in
My husband has a Classical Ramirez he purchased in Barcelona in 1984, a Classical Takamine purchased in Canada 2004 and another Classical Takamine in 2005 in Canada. He also has inherited a Violin Str… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,420 satisfied customers
My violin says Januarius, My violin says Januarius Gagliano
My violin says Januarius Gagliano filius Alexandri Neap 1170 inside it … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
1,431 satisfied customers
I hope you can assist me in my quest for information, or if
Hi There Kim, I hope you can assist me in my quest for information, or if not that you could direct me where to try next. I would love to find out more about an old violin which was passed from my gra… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
1,431 satisfied customers
Kim Just found this site after unsuccessfully trying to track down a violin that my
Hi Kim Just found this site after unsuccessfully trying to track down a violin that my father brought back from Italy after WW2. He sold it at auction through Dunbar Sloan in the mid to late 1990s for… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have a violin - probably a student instrument - with an inside
I have a violin - probably a student instrument - with an inside label saying, "Copy of Joseph Guarnerius. Made in Czecho-Slovakia." My father purchased the violin around 1950, and I can only guess th… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,746 satisfied customers
I have a very old violin with this information in tiny letters
I have a very old violin with this information in tiny letters on the inside. Joeeph Guarnerius fecit Cremonae anno 1728 IHS then a printed cross. The ae letters on the word Cremonae are connected. Th… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
Would there be merit in pursing an appraisal of a violin that
Would there be merit in pursing an appraisal of a violin that was made for my grandfather. The label reads made by P. Haieht & Sons, Brooklyn, NY, 1913. The top is spruce, the sides and back maple, pe… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,746 satisfied customers
Ive got an old violin. Inside it says "Barthol Karner Mittenwald
I've got an old violin. Inside it says "Barthol Karner Mittenwald an der iser 1784." There is also an old label inside that says "Repaired by Mays Badgett Atlanta, Ga." I goggled Mays Badget from Atla… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I am wondering if an old violin I have (flea market find) is
I am wondering if an old violin I have (flea market find) is worth repairing. It has a crack in the heel. The violin has an old label inside which says, "Antonius Stradinarius Cre" before the label gi… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I love my Hammond model T-212 organ but [organ is 35+ yrs
I love my Hammond model T-212 organ but [organ is 35+ yrs old] now it needs to be completely overhauled. It needs EVERY switch pulled out and cleaned. I've had 2 heart attacks, next one, they say, may… read more
Tyler, DMA, AAGO
Tyler, DMA, AAGO
Musician/Appraiser
Doctoral Degree
7,358 satisfied customers
I have a 3/4 size violin my Father bought for me in 1959 and
I have a 3/4 size violin my Father bought for me in 1959 and paid $165. for it. Just wondering what it might be worth today. The label says Carlo Micelli. Anno 1922. Thank you so very much!… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have an old violin made by Johannes Francisco Martini which
I have an old violin made by Johannes Francisco Martini which I believe was a fake name from a german designer it is dated anno 1932 it does have a couple small cracks and has been used well. would th… read more
Tyler, DMA, AAGO
Tyler, DMA, AAGO
Musician/Appraiser
Doctoral Degree
7,358 satisfied customers
I have a violing made in 1832 that was given to my grandfather
I have a violing made in 1832 that was given to my grandfather by his mother. It belonged originally to her brother who died young. My grandfather gave it to my Mom who gave it to me. It has been brok… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,746 satisfied customers
I have a violin made in "Nippon" no less than 80 years ago.
I have a violin made in "Nippon" no less than 80 years ago. I took lessons on it when I was 13 back in '47. It was my dad's. I don't know how long he had it. My sister got it when my dad died, and she… read more
saintmarys
saintmarys
Consultant
Master's Degree
214 satisfied customers
My violin is a full-size violin, and the paper inside it says
My violin is a full-size violin, and the paper inside it says it was made in 1797 by Schumacher. It has an engraved tailpiece in the form of a lion, is in excellent condition and has a full-bodied sou… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,746 satisfied customers
I brought a violin in its original case back from Brazil.
I brought a violin in its original case back from Brazil. I got it from the wife of a now deceased engineering professor who was originally from Spain. He bought it from a Nazi in 1939-1940. It had be… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
Just received old violin that had been my gradfathers. He
Just received old violin that had been my gradfather's. He died over 70 years ago. Since then my mother had the violin until she died, then my sister had it until she died recently. I do not know the … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,746 satisfied customers
Hi there! I have a VERY old violin, that was bought second
Hi there! I have a VERY old violin, that was bought second hand for me over 25 years ago. It was ancient looking then! It no longer has any label left at all, but when it did all I could see was Anton… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
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Tyler, DMA, AAGO

Tyler, DMA, AAGO

Musician/Appraiser

7,358 satisfied customers

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

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser

1,431 satisfied customers

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

Wayne

Wayne

Bachelor's Degree

3,420 satisfied customers

40 yrs. buying and selling instruments.

twinb1201

twinb1201

Appraiser, Researcher

9,746 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.

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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