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I have what I believe to be a really old Banjo and case. The
I have what I believe to be a really old Banjo and case. The only indication of its make is the word "harmony" imprinted on the wooden string support. Beneath the instrument inside the case is a yello… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
6,668 satisfied customers
I have an Iida 5 string banjo with a wood back (of the same
I have an Iida 5 string banjo with a wood back (of the same material an acoustic guitar would have on the back most often) and a rosewood fingerboard with even frets. The neck has an adjustment rod (c… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
1,056 satisfied customers
I have a violin strainer. At one time it had a paper inside
I have a violin strainer. At one time it had a paper inside that said. “ Jacobi's Stainer in Absam, Obenhiener 12 (or16) … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,075 satisfied customers
Glenda, I have an old banjo in excellent condition and would
I have an old banjo in excellent condition and would like an estimate of what it may be worth. … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
1,056 satisfied customers
Trying to determine age on a plectrum Gibson banjo with
Trying to determine age on a plectrum Gibson banjo with pearl inlay on the back and top of neck. I know its at least 60+ years. It was my grandfathers. Is the serial number hidden somewhere? … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
1,056 satisfied customers
I have a c1930 Kay Kraft mandolin that needs restoration. I
I have a c1930 Kay Kraft mandolin that needs restoration. I don't know its value or if it would be worth the expense. Thanks … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,075 satisfied customers
I've got this antique Banjo thats to no avail. LOL. Cannot
Hello Hello, I've got this antique Banjo thats to no avail. LOL. Cannot find this Banjo in any site that I look into. Hoping you can tell me something about it. It might date back in the 1800's. … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
1,056 satisfied customers
I have a rare vintage Fender HMT electric guitar I bought in
I have a rare vintage Fender HMT electric guitar I bought in 1989 with f-hollow body, lace sensor pickup and double hum buckers and floating floyd rose with 24 frets … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
1,056 satisfied customers
I have an early 19th century ukulele: A label inside and one
I have an early 19th century ukulele: A label inside and one at top of neck identify it as "Hawaiian ukulele" up near the tuning pegs and inside "Hawaiian Ukulele, Southern California Music Company. I… read more
Nora
Nora
Accredited Appraiser & Antique Expert
Post-Graduate from Christies London
144 satisfied customers
I have a Martin violin and would like to know the approx. value.
I have a Martin violin and would like to know the approx. value. It is 23 1/4 inches long. behind the neck there is an emblem stamped into the wood (something with a little crown on top. below that at… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,075 satisfied customers
I have what appears to be a vintage banjolele from the 1920s
I have what appears to be a vintage banjolele from the 1920's or '30's. It has 15 steel frets on what looks like a rosewood fretboard with an ebony stripe lengthwise down the middle. It has a "califor… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
6,668 satisfied customers
I have a Persian zitar that I was told came from the Hills
I have a Persian zitar that I was told came from the Hills People and is over 100 years old… 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 made by Mathias Thier, date is 1792, Vienna
I have a violin made by Mathias Thier, date is 1792, Vienna Austria. I played it as a kid 60 years ago. Wish I hadn't set it aside. Is it worth insuring?… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
2,075 satisfied customers
A twelve string mandolin purchased in Rome some years ago
A twelve string mandolin purchased in Rome some years ago and told it was circa 1910. Small bone or ivory disc shaped machine heads approx 1cm dia. Machine heads are side mounted on neck head. Dark re… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
What is the value of a violin with a monkey on the scroll.
What is the value of a violin with a monkey on the scroll. Its not in good shape. Thank you.… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I recently came into possession of a banjo looking ukulele
I recently came into possession of a banjo looking ukulele . It is all wood, has a metal band around the top connected by 10 metal pins to another metal band toward the bottom plus one other pin that … read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
I recently came into possession of a banjo looking ukulele.
I recently came into possession of a banjo looking ukulele . It is all wood, has a metal band around the top connected by 10 metal pins to another metal band toward the bottom plus one other pin that … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
6,668 satisfied customers
What is the Value of 1977 Ovation Acoustic Guitar SN#101114
What is the Value of 1977 Ovation Acoustic Guitar SN#101114 in Mint condition with the Vinyl Clad full size hard case. Has Silver Ovation Logo Sticker inside the sound hole. Has Mother of Pearl inlaid… read more
Will
Will
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Bachelor's Degree
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John, CT ABRSM

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saintmarys

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