Sell, Trade, or Consign


          Don’t know what to do with your used or vintage instruments? Send them to us! We make it easy for you to sell them, trade them, or consign them with us. We’re always looking for good quality vintage and used instruments.

 

          To get the process started, fill out and submit a

Preliminary Used Instrument Evaluation Form


Repair Estimates and Instrument Appraisal Values are available in printed form with a Written Appraisal ($50 fee) or a Detailed Vintage Evaluation ($150 fee) only. Appraisals of instrument collections of up to 4 instruments can be provided before the end of the business day. Appraisals for collections of 5 or more will be completed by the end of the following business day.

Contact the Experts


Call and talk with “Frog” Forgey, or Stan Werbin at (517) 999-9835 during store hours for honest and reliable estimates.

Email us at appraisers@elderly.com


Written Appraisals


Do you need an appraisal of your instrument? We are often asked to provide written appraisals of valuable fretted instruments. Whether your instrument is a 100 year old family heirloom or a recently made "guitar of your dreams", there are many good reasons to have it appraised. A reputable appraisal helps you establish the current value for estate purposes, for theft or loss, or if you wish to sell. In any of these situations you want to be sure that your instrument is neither undervalued nor overvalued. Thus, it is also wise to update your appraisals, at least every 5 years or so.

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Detailed Vintage Evaluation


Some rare and vintage instruments require a Detailed Vintage Evaluation before we can do any business (consign/trade/sell) on them. This is a thorough process that verifies the authenticity of the instrument and carefully examines its condition to accurately assess its value. Because these instruments require more research and inspection time, there is a higher fee than our standard appraisal.

 

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SELL OR TRADE US YOUR INSTRUMENTS!

Here is a short listing of some of the brands we are particularly interested in:
Acoustic Guitars
Beard, Beltona, Collings, D'Angelico, Dobro, Epiphone, Gibson, Grit Laskin, Guild, Holoubek, James Olson, Larson Bros., Maurer, Martin, National, Paramount, Prairie State, Scheerhorn, Schoenberg, Selmer, Stahl, Stromberg, Weissenborn  
Banjos
Ashborn, B&D, Bacon, Boucher, Buckbee, Cedar Mountain, Chanterelle, Cole, Deering, Dobson, Enoch, Epiphone, Essex, Fairbanks, Flesher, Fretless, Gibson, Gold Star, Great Lakes, GTR, Imperial, Lane, Liberty, Ludwig, Ode, OME, Orpheum, Paramount, Reiter, Richelieu, S.S. Stewart, Stelling, Stromberg, Trujo, Unger, Vega, Washburn, Weymann  
Ukuleles
Aloha, Diaz, Dobro, Gibson, Kamaka, Kumalae, Maccaferri, Martin, National, Nunes, Regal, Santos, Vega, Washburn, Weymann  
Electric Bass Guitars
Fender, Gibson, Hofner, Lakland, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Warwick  
Electric Guitars
Baldwin, Bigsby, Burns, Danelectro, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Mosrite, National, PRS, Rickenbacker, Vox
Mandolins
Andersen, Apitius, Calace, Dobro, Dudenbostel, Duff, Epiphone, Fender, Flatiron, Gibson, Gilchrist, Givens, Larson, Lyon & Healy, Martin, Monteleone, National, Nugget, Paganoni, Phoenix, Ratliff, Roberts, Sobell, Stahl, Stiver, Vega, Washburn, Weber, Weymann  
Steel Guitars
Bigsby, Bronson, Dickerson, Dobro, Epiphone, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, K&F, Magnatone, National, Oahu, Recording King, Rickenbacker, Supro, Valco, Vega  
Banjo Ukuleles
B&D, Dixie, Epiphone, Gibson, Ludwig, Vega