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


Before you ship us your instrument, we ask that you fill out a Preliminary Appraisal Form for each instrument prior to our starting any Written (online included) or Detailed Appraisals, as well as for any instrument being mailed in.


We do not require an appointment for in-store Preliminary Appraisals, however, it helps to know what instruments are heading our way. If you are planning to visit, let us know when you’re coming and what instrument(s) you’re bringing. Instruments purchased at Elderly Instruments are provided an appraisal at no charge, if the purchase date is within a two year period.

Call 517-999-9835 or email to discuss your needs

Hours and Availability can be found here.

Depending on the number of customers and/or instruments in our queue, we may not be able to offer same day service. Some instruments will require a Detailed Vintage Appraisal, prior to selling, trading, or consigning your instrument. Click here for more information.



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

Please Note: There are used and vintage instruments that we are unable to process due to a variety of reasons including but not limited to current condition, repair-tech availability, inventory levels, etc. We may not be able to process your instrument if it is determined its resale value is under $300.