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Sell, Trade or Consign

Don’t know what to do with your instruments? Send them to Elderly Instruments. 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. Some restrictions apply, so we encourage you to stop in or call for more information.

Free Opinion of Value

    Find out the value of your instrument (and what it could be worth to us).

    Submit the Form

      Fill out and submit our preliminary used instrument evaluation form to provide us with a good description of the instrument. We ask you include the general condition of the instrument, any repairs or problems, the type of case, and any other pertinent information.

      You can also call and talk with Steve Szilagyi, “Frog” Forgey, or Stan Werbin, at 1-517-372-7890 ext. 102 during store hours for honest and reliable estimates. Call toll free (USA only) at 888-473-5810 ext. 102.

      Sell or Trade Us Your Instruments!

        We buy and trade most fretted and stringed instruments. Contact us about one instrument or entire collections. 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


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 Guitars:

Baldwin, Bigsby, Burns, Danelectro, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Mosrite, National, PRS, Rickenbacker, Vox

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


Aloha, Diaz, Dobro, Gibson, Kamaka, Kumalae, Maccaferri, Martin, National, Nunes, Regal, Santos, Vega, Washburn, Weymann

Banjo Ukuleles:

B&D, Dixie, Epiphone, Gibson, Ludwig, Vega