Appraisals: I am authorized to prepare insurance appraisals to be issued to your insurance company to cover your instruments at their current market value. I write appraisals on individual instruments or entire collections. I highly recommend adding instruments of value to your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you are not a professional musician you can add them on a separate rider like jewelry or fine china usually at a relatively low rate. My expertise here is in vintage, used or newer: Guitar, acoustic and electric, Mandolin, Banjo, Uke, Guitar Amps and sometimes other strange stringed instruments including banjo-ukes, banjo-lins, and sitars.
For appraisals on violin, (fiddle), piano, brass or orchestra instruments I will ask you to seek other shops whose expertise is within these instruments.