Popular musical instruments that are sent for appraisal include guitars, violins (and bows), pianos, or other instruments with value. For a musical instrument appraisal at Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors, we will provide an assessed value of the instrument. You will then receive a monetary figure with information about the instrument including the make, model, serial number, and the year it was made.
What is a Musical Instrument Appraisal?
During a musical instrument appraisal, we will include details like the measurements of the instrument and the materials it is made of. Any unique aspects and authenticating documents will also be highlighted. After the appraisal process, we will provide photographs and a document that proves the confirmation of direct inspection by our appraiser.
In our appraisal, we will also include the kind of value the instrument is being appraised for. If an instrument is appraised for its fair market value, it is likely going to be put up for sale. And if it is appraised for its replacement value, then the appraisal documents will be used for insurance purposes in general.
Upon appraisal, the document provided by Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors can be used for many purposes. You can use it to get insurance for the instrument, provide evidence for the instrument’s selling price, or prove legal ownership.
Appraisal Process for Musical Instruments
Valuing a musical instrument is not easy. Some instruments appreciate over time, especially string instruments such as guitars and violins. For these pieces, the material used to make it will affect the sound it produces over time. For guitarists, these changes are often in the owner’s favor since the sound becomes more harmonious, more sensitive and more just. On the other hand, wind instruments like the flute or the clarinet, often experience a depreciation in their value in general.
Whilst an instrument may not be as good as before, no matter the state of an instrument, it will always have a high value if it belonged to someone famous or important like a world renowned musician.
Why Choose Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors to Appraise Your Musical Instruments?
At Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors, we always have integrity when valuing your musical instruments. We are a team of professionals with a solid reputation and we pride ourselves on being the experts in our field. Our dedicated team of musical instrument appraisers are knowledgeable and experienced in musical instrument appraisal. We have been in business since 1973 and can make accurate appraisals for your musical instruments. You can trust us with your valuation since we are the best in the industry. If you have any questions about musical instrument appraisal, feel free to contact us today.