Used & Vintage
Instrument Appraisal

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.

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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the Experts

How to Arrange for
Appraisal In-Store

Call 517-999-9835 to discuss your needs with an appraiser. In person visits by appointment only.

Hours and Availability can be found here.


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  
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  
Aloha, Diaz, Dobro, Gibson, Kamaka, Kumalae, Maccaferri, Martin, National, Nunes, Regal, Santos, Vega, Washburn, Weymann  
Electric Guitars
Baldwin, Bigsby, Burns, Danelectro, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Mosrite, National, PRS, Rickenbacker, Vox
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  
Electric Bass Guitars
Fender, Gibson, Hofner, Lakland, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Warwick  
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