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I have a Guild guitar that I bought for my husband in 1985.
I have a Guild guitar that I bought for my husband in 1985. It was used then, but he followed it for years. I can hardly see the number stamped in the wood on the back of the fret board at the top but… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
7,443 satisfied customers
Our adult son, who was adopted at birth, recently inherited
Our adult son, who was adopted at birth, recently inherited a Martin guitar from his biological father. Our son does not play guitar, and since I do, he asked me to check it out. The instrument really… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
7,443 satisfied customers
Alan can you appraise a gibson guitar (I think its a year when
Alan can you appraise a gibson guitar (I think its a year when very few like this one were made), an old banjo, and an old mandolin? If so it will probably be tomorrow or Saturday before I can get you… read more
Expert
Expert
Have a 1966 Guild F212 (SN: AN236). In beautiful shape with
Have a 1966 Guild F212 (SN: AN236). In beautiful shape with just a few dings, and a small spot of pick rash below the pick guard. Banding and top has ambered beautifully. Unusual, and have not see thi… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
Back in the 80s I purchased at a pawn shop a blond Gibson
Back in the 80's I purchased at a pawn shop a blond Gibson 12 string acoustic guitar. The inside label reads "J12-65" and Serial Number 523312. I'm told it was custom made for a musician, hence the pr… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
7,443 satisfied customers
We have an Andrew Kohler piano we are interested in selling
We have an Andrew Kohler piano we are interested in selling but have no idea what it is worth. The front says Andrew Kohler and a gold plate inside says Andrew Kohler. The number is XXXXX It also has … read more
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Musician/Appraiser
Master's Degree
6,371 satisfied customers
I have a Guild F50SB guitar, serial number 75064, purchased
I have a Guild F50SB guitar, serial number 75064, purchased used in the early 70's. Can you tell me the approximate year of manufacture, and what it might be worth in perfect structural shape but with… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
7,443 satisfied customers
I have a Gibson ES335 in very good condition in the original
I have a Gibson ES335 in very good condition in the original case. It is a CMI series instrument all original including the candy apple red metal fleck finish. All hardware is factory original except … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
7,443 satisfied customers
I have a violin that belonged to my great grandfather. There
I have a violin that belonged to my great grandfather. There is a name inside it -Hopf. Also the original bow and wooden case.… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,081 satisfied customers
Where on the piano is the indicator of manufacturer? We have
Where on the piano is the indicator of manufacturer? We have a piano with serial number 26104 and we were told it is a Kimball, but can't find the name anywhere. Also told that it is either from 1893,… read more
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Musician/Appraiser
Master's Degree
6,371 satisfied customers
I bought my mother a Guild guitar around 1980 and paid
I bought my mother a Guild guitar around 1980 and paid approx. $600 for it. Shortly after I bought it, she had a stoke and was unable to play it, in fact, it's hardly been played at all and looks bran… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
Instrument.GUITAR I bot a BC rich BICH 10 string. serial
Instrument.GUITAR I bot a BC rich BICH 10 string. serial nuber is stamped on the very last fret and is 24193. From ecerything I can find it does look like a USA hand crafted BICH SUPREME. I am 48 year… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
how do I get my guitar appraised, it is an original Kramer
how do I get my guitar appraised, it is an original Kramer Voyager I bought in 1985 at the factory, my uncle was the mayor of Neptune NJ at the time and made arrangements for me to meet Mr. Costello w… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,081 satisfied customers
I inherited a Martin 0-17 #89862 acoustic guitar in 1996 from
I inherited a Martin 0-17 #89862 acoustic guitar in 1996 from my father. The case is dark mahogany? He probably bought it used from a pawn shop sometime in the 1940s (I believe it was made in 1944) bu… read more
saintmarys
saintmarys
Consultant
Master's Degree
214 satisfied customers
I have inherited a Gibson Accustic Guitar. The only identification
I have inherited a Gibson Accustic Guitar. The only identification I can find is a number inside: T6116-12. I believe it was the one my mother played on WLS Radio, Dec.27, 1941 from winning a local ta… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,081 satisfied customers
I have a Tokai Goldstar lefty with the serial number 20272
I have a Tokai Goldstar lefty with the serial number 20272 and with the tweed case. The guitar is sunbrst. Bought at a pawn shop for $99.99. What is it worth. Thanks… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
In the fall of 1954 I purchased a used Gibson J-45 guitar.
In the fall of 1954 I purchased a used Gibson J-45 guitar. I don't know how old it was at the time. I still have it. How can I find its year of manufacture? Earl Corbitt… read more
saintmarys
saintmarys
Consultant
Master's Degree
214 satisfied customers
I have a U.S.-made Fender strat serial# XXXXX made 2002-2003
I have a U.S.-made Fender strat serial# XXXXX made 2002-2003 at Corona,CA plant. Color is surf green, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, no trem, perloid w/b/w pickguard. Pickups may be upgrade, EMG sing… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
74 satisfied customers
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John, CT ABRSM

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