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Antique Musical Instruments: English cittern, Preston, cittern
Preston, cittern, London: Hi David: There is a cittern mailing list: http://opensubscriber.com/messages/cittern@cs.dartmouth.edu/ You may want to post there for truly detailed info. I see some reference to instruments by John Preston. Looks like you can join that list here:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Trumpet., Holton, trumpet
Holton, trumpet: HI Jessica: As you will note from my profile, I know literally nothing about trumpets. However, since you have a simple question, I did a simple search and found this site: http://www.musictrader.com/holton.html Which indicates that your trumpet was...

Antique Musical Instruments: accorian and book, accordion, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: accorian and book, accordion, ebay, brazil

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher baritone horn, inset
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher baritone horn, inset

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, 1890s, inlay
Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, 1890s, inlay, edison

Antique Musical Instruments: buescher grand trombone, antique instruments, tin foil
Antique Musical Instruments: buescher grand trombone, antique instruments, tin foil, dexterity

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmello, acoustic archtop, professional guitars
Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmello, acoustic archtop, professional guitars, carmelo

Antique Musical Instruments: Clairnet, bouche, trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Clairnet, bouche, trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: c. bruno mandolin, yard sale, cracks
Antique Musical Instruments: c. bruno mandolin, yard sale, cracks, dad

Antique Musical Instruments: german piccolo mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: german piccolo mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: Harmony mandolin, numbering system, model number
Antique Musical Instruments: Harmony mandolin, numbering system, model number, time frame

Antique Musical Instruments: Keystone State, H.A. Weymann&Son Mandolin, vintage instruments, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Keystone State, H.A. Weymann&Son Mandolin, vintage instruments, mandolin, workmanship

Antique Musical Instruments: Orpheus Electris guitar, german democratic republic, east germany
Antique Musical Instruments: Orpheus Electris guitar, german democratic republic, east germany, orpheus

Antique Musical Instruments: german piccolo mandolin, Holdrio, pocket mandolin
Holdrio, pocket mandolin, piccolo mandolin: Hi Aaron: Thanks for the photo. Based on the shape of the pickguard and the headstock I think it is pretty likely that it is made by Holdrio in Germany. I don t have any further info on the maker, tho I have seen quite a few piccolo or pocket mandolins...

Antique Musical Instruments: german violin, Germany, violin
Germany, violin, Markneukirchen: Hi Kyle: Well, sounds like one of the countless German factory fiddles coming out of musical instrument centers such as Marneukirchen. Most likely Mercer or Mercen was either a distributor of music store that either imported or carried these violins. There...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harmony mandolin, Harmony, mandolin
Harmony, mandolin: Hi Jim: Tho I do have some older catalogs showing Harmony instruments, I don t have nay that show model 8010 which is the number of the style of yours. Some more info on dating Harmony instruments here: http://harmony.demont.net/faq.php Other than...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes Alto Saxophone Eb, woodwind instruments, brass gold
woodwind instruments, brass gold, changing names: Would it be possible for you to email me a few photos of the saxophone? According to my book (The Langwill Index), Hawkes woodwind instruments were produced around the late 1870s or early 1880s and until 1889. After 1889, Hawkes began changing names and had...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hopf violin, old violins, ebay sales
old violins, ebay sales, size violin: Hmm... Sounds like it s a 4/4 or full size violin. According to recent eBay sales, this violin is selling for $100-400. Depending on the style of the case you may get the higher amount however the overall condition of the violin, bow and case will help determine...

Antique Musical Instruments: Info on a mystery mando, Luxor, Horenstein
Luxor, Horenstein, B.H.& S.: Followup: Hi Alan: Thanks for the photos. This is what is called a reverse scroll mandolin and was made by the Regal Company of Chicago, I believe in the late 1920s thru the 1930s. It is a budget model, made of simple woods and sold thru a number of retailers...

Antique Musical Instruments: instrument identification, musical instrument dealers, oliver ditson
musical instrument dealers, oliver ditson, litson: Stringed instruments are not my area, so I won t be any help in identifying what it is, but I can tell you that the name is actually Oliver Ditson. O. Ditson & Co. was established by Oliver Ditson in Boston and became one of the largest American musical...

Antique Musical Instruments: Two instruments, street kansas city, valve slides
street kansas city, valve slides, dillon music: Hey you are right. Why didn t I think of that? And, Liberty was their model or tradename. I always figured they flirted with litigation, using both the Conn name and King s Liberty model name! Conn of Kansas City doesn t come up in the indexes....

Antique Musical Instruments: jacob horst cello, Jacob Horst, cello
Jacob Horst, cello: Hi Jason: I can t really come up with any hard and fast info on this cello. It sounds like it may be an imported cello branded by a particular dealer. The only dealer that seems to carry them is Brook Mays. I would say that this one is a student grade instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keystone State, H.A. Weymann&Son Mandolin, instrument publications, keystone state
instrument publications, keystone state, mandolin players: I will continue to look but the initials don t sound like any of the famous mandolin players I have heard of from that period. I do have some contemporary fretted instrument publications and I will see if there are any references in them. Are these initials...

Antique Musical Instruments: Monarch Silver Antique Trumpet, rough estimate, monarch
rough estimate, monarch, lyons: Hello and thanks for writing! Is the trumpet marked Lyons Monarch or just Monarch? Any indication of state, city and/or country where the trumpet may have been produced? If you can shoot me some pictures of the trumpet I may be able to give you a rough estimate...

Antique Musical Instruments: madolin harp, American Mandolin Harp, United States Guitar Zither Co.
American Mandolin Harp, United States Guitar Zither Co., Oscar Schmidt: Hi Kathy: This is a variant of the autoharp. Here are some links for info: http://www.fretlesszithers.net/QuickIdentifierPages/AmericanMandolinHarp.htm http://www.fretlesszithers.com/gizmo.html#mando Those two sites should give you plenty of info....

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin brand?, Lyon & Healy, mandolin
Lyon & Healy, mandolin, Lakeside: Excellent, Kim. Enjoy it! --------- I was looking thru some old catalog pages and I found a Lakeside model 4384 mandolin pictured in a 1925 Lyon & Healy catalog that closely resembles your Washington mandolin. This was described as having mahogany-finished...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Eb bass horn, eb bass, sears catalog
eb bass, sears catalog, mouthpiece insert: Ebs are fun aren t they? They can be very tuba like but also rather melodic. I think it is too bad that they have gone out of fashion in the typical band. Sears marketed Marceau instruments at least into the 1930s. You may be interested in looking...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds Ambassador Trumpet, olds ambassador, horns
olds ambassador, horns, trumpet: The Ambassador was a student level for Olds for many years, and they made a lot of them. They were good horns for their intended market, and maybe a bit overbuild for the market. They were tough durable horns. So, most of them have some - but not a lot...

Antique Musical Instruments: Orpheus Electris guitar, Orpheus guitar
Orpheus guitar: Hi Bill: As far as I can determine, this sounds like it could be one of many 1960s Japanese-made guitars most likely made by one of the larger companies and branded for import. That is just my guess. Let me kno if you get some pics and I can take a look and...

Antique Musical Instruments: old horn, keyed bugle, sarv
keyed bugle, sarv, rotary valve: OK, well first of all, that is a nice instrument in nice condition. Rather than a SARV, it is a TARV (top action rotary valve) Eb cornet. It is in a style popular during the Civil War, but it is a bit newer than that. Civil War instruments wouldn t...

Antique Musical Instruments: picollo, pretty flowers, casoli
pretty flowers, casoli, mouth piece: Hello and thanks for writing! Is there any chance you could take some photos of the piccolo and email them to me? Some instruments from Milano were great whereas others were not. I ll write some more information in here later regarding the manufacturer. Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: Riedl clarinet, woodwind instruments, kohlert
woodwind instruments, kohlert, concert c: Hello and thanks for writing to allexperts.com! According to The Langwill Index there were 2 E. Riedl s. The first listing for E. Riedl is for Eduard who specialized in brass instruments and the second is Ernst Karl Riedl who was a woodwind specialist. Ernst...

Antique Musical Instruments: Schumann piano, spinet player, upright pianos
spinet player, upright pianos, piano retailer: I d say that, on average, most upright pianos (in good condition) sell for $100-500+/-. Unfortunately I don t know much about pianos but contacting a local piano retailer may help get you a more accurate estimate of the value and more information. Best of...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone, antoine courtois, early instruments
antoine courtois, early instruments, yabb: Courtois tended to do that on a lot of their early instruments. I guess it pays to advertise. In addition to selling their instrument directly. They also were marketed through other companies, such as J. Howard Foote. You can find more information at:...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, gold brass, general idea
gold brass, general idea, photos: Is the trumpet silver or gold (brass) in color? Do the buttons (valves) move up and down? If I recall correctly, York was linked to H.N. White and King (later on). If you re able to provide photos of the trumpet I can give you more information regarding value,...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet or coronet, rampone, riunite
rampone, riunite, battista: The Rampone family company dates back to 1847 Battista Cazzani was a maker of saxophones, from an unknown date. Egidio Rampone became the partner of Cazzani in 1912. In 1920 when Cazzani died, the company was named Ditte riunite A. Rampone e B Cazzani...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Mandolin, Vega, mandolin
Vega, mandolin: Hi Rob: Of course, it is worth something. Vega instruments are always of good quality. I assume when you say that it is not a cylinder back that you are saying it is a flatback? I own a bowlback Vega and it is one of the best-sounding mandolins I have and...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage parade bass drum, Custom size drum head
Custom size drum head: Hi David: I am no drum expert but I will try since this has been sitting in the question pool for a month. For plastic heads, try http://www.remo.com I think they may make custom-sized ones. You might want to make absolutely sure that you are measuring...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wulitzer Mandolin, Wurlitzer, mandolin
Wurlitzer, mandolin, packing string instruments: Hi Ruth: The name is Wurlitzer. I answered another inquiry with some info on the Wurlitzer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/6/antique-mandolin.htm Is this a bowlback (rounded) or a flatback instrument. Unless it is...

Antique Musical Instruments: york french horn, french horns, french horn
french horns, french horn, patina: Well, I m not sure what horn you think I have, as I don t have any York French horns, but, in general cleaning or polishing the brass with a brass cleaner will not decrease the value of an unlacquered horn. Some people prefer the patina look, but it will...

Antique Musical Instruments: 18 string mandolin, filipino music, rondalla
filipino music, rondalla, bandurria: Hi Margarita: I did answer your question right after I received the photos. Here is what I wrote: Hi Margarita: Thanks a lot for the pictures. This instrument looks to me to be a variant of a Filipino instrument called the bandurria which was, in turn,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1907 patent Buescher silver cornet, civil war days, correct pitch
civil war days, correct pitch, low pitch: My guess is that you really have a High Pitch Bb/A cornet. When you try to use it as a C instrument, it is flat and you can t get it up to pitch, is that correct? Back in the days when this horn was made, no one had settled on what the correct pitch...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1967 Reynolds Trumpet, viable options, trumpet
viable options, trumpet, money: I use a 3Rs system to distinguish between different levels of service to instruments; repair, refurbish, restore. Repair being the work done to put the horn back in service, refurbish is to put it back in good condition and also look good. And, restore is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alexander Mainz Trumpet, alexander mainz, old trumpet
alexander mainz, old trumpet, prospective purchaser: Well, it is true that the potential buyer will need to know something of the brand before they are likely to bid, but then you have a very large audience looking at it. It is not uncommon for seller to offer to refund the purchase price, if after the buyer...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Holton Coronet, herbert clarke, holton
herbert clarke, holton, sousa: Your horn dates to 1922. Herbert Clarke the famous cornetist with Gilmore, Sousa, and on his own, allowed Holton to put his name on a couple of the Holton models. You can read more about it at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1109511958...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Tuba Info Please, antoine courtois, appraissal
antoine courtois, appraissal, low pitch: More accurately, the horn will be no older than the most recent date. It can be newer. It was mostly likely built between 1878-1889. You probably want to get a tuba player to try it out with a tuner. One of the things that would affect value is whether...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique metal clarinet, selmer paris, music thanks
selmer paris, music thanks, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! Depending on your location will determine who (if anyone) I m able to recommend to you for fixing and repairing the instruments. I can help if you re able to give me your zip code or drop me an email (info@foreverwoodwinds.com)...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique stringed instrument, lap harps, lap harp
lap harps, lap harp, trings: Hello and thanks for writing! I was going to say that your instrument is a lap harp but lap harps are different styles. My mother had one of those instruments like you have but I can t think of the name offhand. As for the tag it s a bit difficult to understand......

Antique Musical Instruments: Banjo, Harmony Electro 5 string banjo
Harmony Electro 5 string banjo: Hi Rob: Is it like this one? http://harmony.demont.net/images/0/H281_Electro_Banjo_5_string_01.jpg More info here: http://harmony.demont.net/model/360.htm Later model here: http://harmony.demont.net/model/361.htm Looks like these are interesting...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass Bugle, rough age, brass copper
rough age, brass copper, bugle: I don t follow bugles closely, and I do know that a ton of knock off bugles in this basic style have been made in India. So, I d be concerned about its legitimacy, but that being said Mayers & Harrison were makers and uniform contractors starting in 1923....

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher 6cb Trumpetmouthpiece, trumpet mouthpiece, buescher cornet
trumpet mouthpiece, buescher cornet, bbb: We would need a Buescher catalog that is newer than what I have to answer this question. My catalog lists: 1 Levy Cornet 2 Emerson Cornet 3 Coutois Cornet 4 Liberati Cornet 5 Arban Cornet 8 Bartait Cornet 9 Chambers Cornet 10 Buescher Cornet...

Antique Musical Instruments: bowlback/tater bug, bowlback, mandolin
bowlback, mandolin: Hi Al: Lots of possibilities. I requested that Allexperts allow picture posting for this topic and they agreed. I am not sure how that works but if it doesn t work for you email the pictures to me: jimg@paperclipdesign.com I might be able to narrow it...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cameo Banjo, Cameo, banjo
Cameo, banjo: Hi Carla: Well, it would be great to get to the bottom of this Cameo mystery but I am afraid that it won t happen this evening. My guess is that this is a banjo made under the Cameo name by another company. I can t quite see the headstock shape but the feeling...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Mandolin, Carl Fischer, mandolin
Carl Fischer, mandolin, bowlback: Hi Robert: Carl Fischer was a music store in Cooper Square in new York for many years. The store, I believe, is still at that location, but only sells sheet music. I believe that they had instruments made for them even tho they say on the label that they...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Trumpet, serial number list, carl fischer
serial number list, carl fischer, conn: Obviously, it is not a Conn. As far as I know, nobody has reconstructed a serial number list for Fischer. They imported their instruments, some from Italy, some from the Czech Republic, some from Germany, etc. As they stenciled them, it is presumed that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinets, eb clarinet, bass clarinet
eb clarinet, bass clarinet, length measurement: Hello and thanks for writing! Your smaller clarinet is NOT a Bb clarinet but appears to be an Eb clarinet. Bb clarinets have longer barrels (part where the mouthpiece connects to the body) and Eb s have smaller barrels. Are both clarinets marked Mahillon Bruxelles?...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet made by J Higham, strangeways manchester, exhibition piece
strangeways manchester, exhibition piece, ebay: Joesph Higham was a busy maker in London. He established his business in Manchester in 1842, and was succeeded by his son-in-law Peter Robinson in 1883. In 1923 Mayers and Harrison became the proprietors. Yours dates to the early 1880s. The markings...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cundy & Betney Sterling Silver Alto Clarinet, alto clarinet, cundy
alto clarinet, cundy, sterling silver: Hello and thanks for writing! First of all, your clarinet is Cundy & Bettoney . Are you certain that it s an alto clarinet? Can you provide photos of the clarinet or email me photos? That would help a bunch as metal alto clarinets are quite rare and the most...

Antique Musical Instruments: cavalier trumpet, playing instruments, pan american
playing instruments, pan american, serial numbers: I think it is about 80 years old. The estimates on the Cavalier serial numbers would date it to 1928. Cavalier was considered a second line of a second line (Pan American) from Conn. However, they nevertheless seem to be generally good playing instruments....

Antique Musical Instruments: conn coronet, brass player, student model
brass player, student model, coronet: Hello and thanks for writing! Conn Director instruments are basic student model horns. Unfortunately I am not a brass player and don t know anything more about that particular model by Conn. As for the value, they re currently selling for around $60-80 on...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.A. Reynolds - early cornets and trumpets, pitch settings, high pitch
pitch settings, high pitch, high pitched instruments: It does seem kind of late for high pitched instruments. My only thought is that some of the old high pitched bands held on for some time after the 440 standard was generally accepted. And, some high pitched instruments were sold late to these bands who choose...

Antique Musical Instruments: Flute from 1915, boehm system, carl fischer
boehm system, carl fischer, student models: Hello and thanks for writing! First of all, how in the world did you get that picture in here? This is the first time I ve seen a photo enclosed in a question. Your flute is made by Bettoney and is a student model. Bettoney made a few different issues of flutes...

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn, alexander mainz, alexander family
alexander mainz, alexander family, e bay: The Alexander family started in the instrument making business in 1802, though initially they were primarily woodwind makers. In 1862 they consulted with Richard Wagner to develop the Wagner tuba. Their factory was bombed in 1944, but resumed production...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique stringed instrument, gold medals, champs elysees
Antique Musical Instruments: antique stringed instrument, gold medals, champs elysees, medailles

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass Bugle, high pitch, extension tube
Antique Musical Instruments: Brass Bugle, high pitch, extension tube, british army

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Mandolin, carl fisher, pin head
Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Mandolin, carl fisher, pin head, mother of pearl

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinets, c clarinet, high pitch
Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinets, c clarinet, high pitch, low pitch

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton double bell euphonium, little bell, holton
Antique Musical Instruments: Holton double bell euphonium, little bell, holton, mouthpiece

Antique Musical Instruments: very old banjo, banjo mandolin, guitar news
Antique Musical Instruments: very old banjo, banjo mandolin, guitar news, stickler

Antique Musical Instruments: Stafford Ukulele, japan music, ochanomizu
Antique Musical Instruments: Stafford Ukulele, japan music, ochanomizu, tokyo japan

Antique Musical Instruments: U.S. Calvary Horn, trumpet player, rotary valves
Antique Musical Instruments: U.S. Calvary Horn, trumpet player, rotary valves, mouthpiece

Antique Musical Instruments: weymann trumpet, son heinrich, henry power
Antique Musical Instruments: weymann trumpet, son heinrich, henry power, music store

Antique Musical Instruments: German Mandolin, Germany, mandolin
Germany, mandolin: Hi Sherry: What do you need to know about this mandolin? I can try to look it up but it is most likely a factory instrument made for a music store. If you like you can send me some photos and perhaps I can identify it. Send photos to: jimg@paperclipdesign.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: german mystery trumpet, quality maker, fancy hand
quality maker, fancy hand, bell type: The numbers on the valves are simply shop numbers to keep the pistons, and the casings together. I have seen the Renown name, but no information on what company sold them. It is likely that it is a music store brand, that is, they were imported and then...

Antique Musical Instruments: H Bettoney Flute, boston usa, address info
boston usa, address info, corks: Hello and thanks for writing! Would it be possible to get photos of the flute from you? Photos would be crucial in finding out the material of the flute and would also help determine the value. Please send me photos (if possible!) to the following email address:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton double bell euphonium, improvisation groups, jazz improvisation
improvisation groups, jazz improvisation, music ensembles: Your horn dates to 1919. And, it almost certainly will play with better intonation if you use a period mouthpiece. Double bell euphoniums probably win the award for being the most desired impractical instrument sold. They are fun to have and play, though...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer trumpet, number charts, serial number
number charts, serial number, horns: The end of production information is murky and the records pertaining to that time are non-existent. There seem to be some instruments that are clearly Keefer made that have serials that are a bit over the serial number charts. But, there are also instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig banjo, Luwig, banjo
Luwig, banjo, Ambassador: Hi Adrienne: I think this is the same model pictured here: http://www.bernunzio.com/new-gallery/albums/Mandolin-album/984577f.jpg Not sure of the value, but this ebay auction has run at least three times now at the same price of $4,999 and has not gotten...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Inspiration, lyon and healy, chicago symphony orchestra
lyon and healy, chicago symphony orchestra, same time period: Trying to compile information on Lyon and Healy is a real mess. They were a significant player in the music business around the turn of the century, but they acquired instruments from many makers and any records there may have been were burned up in a couple...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy trumpet, silver plating, brass instruments
silver plating, brass instruments, healy: The value of trumpets (and most other brass instruments) depends a large amount on the condition that the instrument is in as well as the finish (brass vs. silver plating) and the condition. If photos are available, please send them to the following: info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: MARTIN GUITARS, Martin 000-18
Martin 000-18: Hi Dave: I doubt that the warranty would be honored by Martin since you are not the original owner. However, the Martin folks are quite friendly and you could write them to find out whatever you want. I like 50s Martins and esp 000-18 and other mahogany...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, classical mandolin, mandolin instructor
classical mandolin, mandolin instructor: Hi Chris: Actually, classical mandolin is my main interest for many years. I played mandolin and mandola in the New York Mandolin Orchestra and have also participated in a number of workshops in New York taught by Carlo Aonzo (www.aonzo.com). I do find...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, Vega mandolin
Vega mandolin: Hi Geri: Vegas are quality instruments and usually very nice. Is this a bowlback mandolin? Likely from the serial number it is either a flatback or a cylinder back, the latter being very sweet-sounding instruments. I don t have my serial number list handy,...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, Edelklang, schutzmarke
Edelklang, schutzmarke, Marcell: Hi Donald: Edelklang translates as noble sound and Schutz Marke as trade mark. Marcell is the maker of the tailpiece. Send pics if you can to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com. However, most likely this was made for a German music store by one of the many German...

Antique Musical Instruments: Orchestrella Banjo, Gretsch banjo, Orchestrella
Gretsch banjo, Orchestrella: Hi Andrew: I don t have lots of info at the moment but the value of this banjo depends on whether it is a 4 string (tenor) or a 5-string. Tenors run around $1000 and 5-strings around $3000. Basically when these were made in the 1920s the 5-string banjo was...

Antique Musical Instruments: " The Orpheum " S# K2678 Made in USA, musical instrument manufacturers, orpheum
musical instrument manufacturers, orpheum, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! I just checked the Langwill Index (dictionary of musical instrument manufacturers) and, unfortunately, nothing showed up for this manufacturer. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the clarinet? It s possible that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Orpheus Roundback Mandolin, Orpheus mandolin
Orpheus mandolin: Hi Curtis: Pictures would help me ID it better. However, my guess would be that it was made in Japan by the Suzuki Company which made a number of bowlback mandolins around that time, copying Italian instruments and selling under a number of other brand...

Antique Musical Instruments: very old banjo, Temlett banjo, zither banjo
Temlett banjo, zither banjo: Hi Toni: I haven t a clue about value. I am in the US where these are pretty scarce but not exactly desired. If you are in the UK I would suggest finding a store that deals in banjos and have them check it out. Barring that, perhaps contact the guy who...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, mandolin
mandolin: Hi Denise: I am sorry that I cannot possibly tell you anything further about this mandolin. The patent date on the tailpiece you mention probably only refers to the tailpiece itself. Is it a flatback or a bowlback instrument? If you like, you could...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, spinet player, hackley
spinet player, hackley, piano co: Hello and thanks for writing! Here is a copy and paste of information about the company from bluebookofpianos.com : HACKLEY The Hackley piano was made by the Chase-Hackley Piano Co. of Muskegon, Mich. It was a thoroughly reliable instrument, the product...

Antique Musical Instruments: Schumann piano, spinet player, upright pianos
spinet player, upright pianos, piano retailer: I d say that, on average, most upright pianos (in good condition) sell for $100-500+/-. Unfortunately I don t know much about pianos but contacting a local piano retailer may help get you a more accurate estimate of the value and more information. Best of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Serial number, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, serial numbers: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet may be the older setup which didn t have serial numbers at the time. If you re able to send me photos of the clarinet or send a link to a similar one on the internet I can give you more information. I d say that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stafford Ukulele, Stafford, ukulele
Stafford, ukulele: Hi Lynn: I highly doubt it is anything worth hundreds of dollars, pounds or euros. Probably from the 1960s or 70s. Some were made in Japan. There are and were hundreds of brands of ukes, many made in the Far East. It depends on how little your little...

Antique Musical Instruments: TEMLETT 5 STRING BANJO, Temlett banjo, zither banjo
Temlett banjo, zither banjo: Hi Paul: I answered a rec ent question about another old banjo by this maker. You can read my answer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/8/old-banjo-2.htm Sorry I can t be of more help than I was to the other questioner....

Antique Musical Instruments: U.S. Calvary Horn, u s calvary, bugles
u s calvary, bugles, cornet: Well, technically, a cornet and a trumpet are the same length, they are just wrapped differently. But I think you mean that your bugle is longer than a cornet. Bugles are typically pitched in G and can tune down to F. Which means that they are actually...

Antique Musical Instruments: unknown violin type instrument??, sarinda, bowed instrument
sarinda, bowed instrument, india pakistan: Hi Ben: Hmmmmmm.... that is a tough one. It looks like some sort of minature version of a sarinda or sarangi, a bowed instrument common to India, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan. I can t tell what your hand is covering, but I can t also seem to find anything...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Bowlback mandolin, Vega, mandolin
Vega, mandolin, bowlback: Hi John: Most Vega bowlbacks are from around the turn of the last century into the teens. One of my favorite mandolins is my vega style 3 bowlback. I don t have a decent serial number list for these but if you want to send me some pictures, i may be able...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage banjo/mandolin type instrument, banjo mandolin, mandolin-banjo
banjo mandolin, mandolin-banjo, Windsor: Hi Eva: You can put standard mandolin strings on them but I would start with light gauge. I like D Addario J-62 strings or equivalent Martin strings but I am in the US and those might be less available in the UK. As to the maker: Try the main page: http://www.springersmusic.co.uk/...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, Carlo Bergonzi violin, violin copies
Carlo Bergonzi violin, violin copies: Hi Amy: Carlo Bergonzi was a respected Italian maker but it is much more likely that yours is a copy. It is near impossible for even the best violin expert to appraise your instrument sight unseen. If you think it might have some significant value I would...

Antique Musical Instruments: weymann trumpet, macungie pa, old trumpet
macungie pa, old trumpet, keystone state: Bob, Henry Weymann was in business in Philadelphia from 1864-1942. Starting in 1870, he advertised as a seller of musical instruments. In 1885, he started advertising as H. A. Weymann & Son. He used the name Keystone as a line of instruments in his later...

Antique Musical Instruments: York Baritone Horn, baritone horn, carl fischer
baritone horn, carl fischer, band instrument: It was made in 1942, just a couple of years after the York Company was sold to Carl Fischer. The York Company was established in 1882 by James Warren York who had earlier worked for Boston Manufactory. First as a dealer and importer, and then opened a...

Antique Musical Instruments: zither, Chickering Harp, Oscar Schmidt
Chickering Harp, Oscar Schmidt, zither: Hi Debbie: I wouldn t worry too much about this being worth thousands tho I am sure someone would want it. There were many variants of these zither-like instruments from the turn of the last century onward. Oscar Schmidt Company was one of the largest...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1914 Alto Sax, antique musical instruments, kansas city mo
antique musical instruments, kansas city mo, music co: Hello and thanks for writing! I just googled and found the following link which tells some information about the company: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/harwood-professional-trombome.htm The saxophone was NOT, however, produced...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1972 polish mandolin, mandolin Poland
mandolin Poland: Hi Jillian: I doubt that many of the Polish instruments make it over here to the US unless tourists bring them over, so I don t know how much information I can give you. What is unusual about this mandolin other than the fact that it was made in Poland?...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alexandre flute, stencil sheet, student quality
stencil sheet, student quality, accordions: Hello and thanks for writing! Musical instruments manufactured in Italy were never well-known for being anything above student quality. Alexandre Paris was a stencil brand. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another company...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Perfection flute, adjustment screws, student models
adjustment screws, student models, bottom piece: Hello and thanks for writing! I have a feeling that your flute was one of the older Bettoney-stenciled student models. Does the flute have 2 rollers on the footjoint (smallest piece)? If so then it s definitely a Bettoney student model. Stencil brands were...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Antoine Courtois Trumpet (4633), courtois trumpet, antoine courtois
courtois trumpet, antoine courtois, lead piping: Patrick, I m away from home as I m on vacation and don t have any records with me, but the Courtois instruments are generally respected. But, you may want to look at general information at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Courtois...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique saxaphone, saxaphone, engraving
saxaphone, engraving, bruno: Bruno was a stencil name. Stencil is a word referenced to when one company makes something and another company stamps it. Photos would be helpful in determining the value. My guess is that it d be worth at least $100 but photos would be great to determine...

Antique Musical Instruments: alto sax, musical instrument manufacturer, monnig
musical instrument manufacturer, monnig, weak point: Hello and thanks for writing! Here is some information from the Langwill Index (musical instrument manufacturer dictionary) at the following link: http://foreverwoodwinds.com/allexperts_pics/img_7441.jpg Please let me know if you cannot read it. Thanks!...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique harp, zither, International Music Corporation
zither, International Music Corporation: Hi Sophia: The correct organological term for what you have is a zither, not a harp. A zither has strings over a box whereas a harp has them over nothing but supported by an open frame. One thing I noticed in your posting: I assume that the label says...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin, Pocket mandolin, piccolo mandolin
Pocket mandolin, piccolo mandolin: Hi Kim: I have seen many of these piccolo mandolins. As you have noted they were made in Germany I believe in the earlier part of the last century. You can see and example of one here: http://www.springersmusic.co.uk/Library/Instruments/Mandolins/M%20piccolo.JPG...

Antique Musical Instruments: BESSON CORONET, euston road london, finger buttons
euston road london, finger buttons, carl fischer: It isn t any older than the mid 1980s and probably closer to the early 1920s. The serial number lists on Bessons are always suspect. Fischer imported a bunch of Bessons. I would suspect that the horn is actually silverplate with a gold wash bell. But,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Windsor Tenor Sax, tenor sax, ebay services
tenor sax, ebay services, tenor saxophone: Hello and thanks for writing! Here s another link for a Buescher Windsor tenor saxophone that someone asked about on allexperts: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Saxophone-2232/2008/4/Windsor-Buescher-Tenor-Sax.htm . The price of a repad depends on where you go......

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, Bacon & Day banjo
Bacon & Day banjo: HI Joachim: I don t know how you could find out about that. You could contacvt one of the two sites: http://www.jazzage1920s.com/banjos/collections/michaelshames.php http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/banjomfg.htm#BACON The style 6 banjos were called...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Flute, carl fischer, 1930s
carl fischer, 1930s, different companies: Hello and thanks for writing! The Carl Fischer company imported musical instruments into the USA from many different companies. Unfortunately musical instruments manufactured in Italy aren t worth much at all ESPECIALLY in the flute category. I d say it was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet value, approximate value, selmer
approximate value, selmer, clarinetist: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your son a beginning clarinetist or advanced player? If he s advanced I d say to go for the Selmer Signet but I d also suggest trying to get one of those (or another Leblanc) from eBay from a reputable seller and in guaranteed...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, clarinet, mohawk
clarinet, mohawk, brand name: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I am unfamiliar with the Mohawk brand. Perhaps it was produced in China? If/when you get the clarinet back, if you re able to email me photos of the instrument I may be able to offer add l information. My email...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn connstellation clarinet, artie shaw, clarinet
artie shaw, clarinet, conn: Hello and thanks for writing! From what I ve gathered your clarinet is equivalent to the model 444N (big bore wooden clarinet favored by Artie Shaw) and generally the 444N s are worth anywhere from $150 (in poor condition) but normally $300-600 in good condition....

Antique Musical Instruments: My Dad's Mandolin, American Conservatory bowlback mandolin
American Conservatory bowlback mandolin: Hi Nancy: American Conservatory was a middle-grade mandolin made by the Lyon & Healy Company of Chicago. Most likely it was from the teens of the last century. They are nice simple instruments. If in excellent condition, average value is $200-300. That is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Doerfel's International Harmonica, sears roebuck, e bay
sears roebuck, e bay, klingenthal: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I do not know anything about harmonicas however this is the only information I could find pertaining to any Doerfel manufacturer courtesy of the Langwill Index: http://foreverwoodwinds.com/allexperts_pics/img_7442.jpg...

Antique Musical Instruments: E flat Alto horn, valved brass instruments, french horns
valved brass instruments, french horns, decades of the 20th century: Hi Bob, Calling it the first marching French Horn is an interesting perspective. The Alto horn was THE alto voice of the brass band and later the concert band from the invention of valved brass instruments in the mid 1800s, and up into the first couple...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart trumpet, old trumpet, antique musical instruments
old trumpet, antique musical instruments, band instrument: Hello and thanks for writing! I believe your trumpet is a student model manufactured by Conn however I regret to inform you that I am no longer providing instrument pertaining to brass instruments as I do not know much about them to begin with. If I may, I...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1972 polish mandolin, lower silesia, instrumen
Antique Musical Instruments: 1972 polish mandolin, lower silesia, instrumen, north american continent

Antique Musical Instruments: antique harp, harps, sophia
Antique Musical Instruments: antique harp, harps, sophia

Antique Musical Instruments: conn connstellation clarinet, selmer, clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: conn connstellation clarinet, selmer, clarinet, jazz clarinetists

Antique Musical Instruments: Doerfel's International Harmonica, harmonicas, crain
Antique Musical Instruments: Doerfel's International Harmonica, harmonicas, crain, harley

Antique Musical Instruments: L7 GIBSON, gibson history, vintage guitars
Antique Musical Instruments: L7 GIBSON, gibson history, vintage guitars, gruhn

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, possesion, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, possesion, mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, canada in 1900, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: violin, canada in 1900, ebay, covered wagon

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Pocket Conet ca 1890, solfeggio syllable, missing piece
Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Pocket Conet ca 1890, solfeggio syllable, missing piece, shank

Antique Musical Instruments: washburn lyon healy ukulele, curly koa, pearwood
Antique Musical Instruments: washburn lyon healy ukulele, curly koa, pearwood, mahogany

Antique Musical Instruments: flutes and piccallos, haynes flute, wooden flute
haynes flute, wooden flute, open hole: Hello and thanks for the photo! I only got 1 photo - the one of the piccolo and wooden flute. The piccolo appears to be an old Meyer style (Nach Meyer - later 1800s) as does the flute. The flute and piccolo together as a set should be worth about $300-500+....

Antique Musical Instruments: German-made Coronet, antique musical instruments, brass instruments
antique musical instruments, brass instruments, horn section: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I am no longer providing instrument pertaining to brass instruments as I do not know much about them to begin with. If I may, I d like to suggest that you contact the following expert at this link:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes Clarinet, piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus
piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus, denman street: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide photos of the clarinet? Photos would help me provide you with additional information. Thanks a bunch! -Suzie UPDATE! 01/2009 - Someone is interested in possibly purchasing your clarinet. If you re considering...

Antique Musical Instruments: information, holton, saxophone
holton, saxophone, wis: Hello and thanks for writing. Is the saxophone an alto, tenor or C melody saxophone? It should be marked by the serial number by the thumb hook and it should say Eb or A, T or C. Is it silver or gold in color? If you have any photos, please send to info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: L7 GIBSON, Gibson L7 archtop guitar
Gibson L7 archtop guitar: Hi Bill: You have a really nice guitar there and it is certainly a desirable one, should you want to sell it. The value of your guitar depends on the condition, the year it was made and if it is all original. You didn t say whether you bought it or received...

Antique Musical Instruments: Laube flute, coccus, couture
coccus, couture, nickel: Hello and thanks for writing! As for the date of your flute s manufacturing my book (Langwill Index) states that it was produced between 1878-1900 (originally by Laubé-Drauxin from La Couture. If you d like a quote of the value, please send photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Luigi Fenga mandolin, Luigi Fenga, mandolin
Luigi Fenga, mandolin, mandoline: Hi Eve: Catania, Sicily, along with Naples and Rome were the centers of mandolin production in Italy around the turn of the last century. I believe that there are still quite a few instrument makers in Catania. Luigi Fenga was a luthier in Catania around...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Voilin, Lyon & Healy violin
Lyon & Healy violin: Hi Billy: Lyon & Healy was at one time, one of the largest manufacturers and sellers of musical instruments in the world. Yours was probably imported from Germany I would guess in the teens to twenties of the 19th century. I am truly guessing here since...

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon & healy 677 style A mandolin, Lyon & Healy Style A mandolin
Lyon & Healy Style A mandolin: Hi Jack: Thanks for the excellent photos. Yours is one of the earlier Lyon & Healy model As which have the symmetrical body points. I have a similar one with a little earlier serial number. These have the longer scale length equal to the Gibson s or about...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, Bowlback mandolin, italian mandolin
Bowlback mandolin, italian mandolin, Giuseppe Indelicato Contarino: Hi Carol: Did you buy this on eBay in October of 2005? I have some pics I took off a listing with that same numbered mandolin with the two butterflies etc. I have never seen that particular maker s work. However, it could be a nice mandolin if it were...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Cornet, antique musical instruments, investing money
antique musical instruments, investing money, cornet: They are not common that they have no value, though not exactly rare. The decision to repair it, would depend on how much is wrong with it and what your intentions for it are. If you plan on playing it, I would think that repairing it would be worthwhile....

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin bridges, bowlback mandolin bridge
bowlback mandolin bridge: Hi Joe: Here are a few possibilities: Elderly carries flattop bridges: Ebony with plastic insert: http://elderly.com/accessories/items/MA5.htm Rosewood bridge (solid): http://elderly.com/accessories/items/MA4.htm (this one is marked on order, expected...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin strings, Strings for vintage bowlback mandolins
Strings for vintage bowlback mandolins: Hi Joe: Part of this answer depends on where you live and what is available in your area. I am in the US. I would only use light gauge at the heaviest and would lean toward ultralight gauge for vintage bowlbacks. Martin makes a light set and D;Addario...

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Trumpet - Model #7337, coronet, garage sales
coronet, garage sales, allexperts: Hello and thanks for writing. I d estimate the value anywhere from $50-150+ depending on the overall condition and the finish, etc. Here s another allexperts link pertaining to a Noblet cornet (smaller than a trumpet) which may help you: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Trumpet-2049/Noblet-Coronet.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Keefer Williamsport PA, trumpet, williamsport pa, key change
williamsport pa, key change, keefer: Possibly a trumpet, but more likely a cornet. Keefer were good horns in their day, but $800 is a lot of money. So, I probably depends if you are fixing it up for yourself, then you can decide what it is worth to you. But, if you are fixing it up to resell,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Mandolin from Catania, Puglisi mandolin
Puglisi mandolin: Hi Giorgi: Yours is a middle-range (in ornamentation) Puglisi. Puglisi are among the best of the Sicilian makers. Catania, along with Naples and Roma was one of the busiest centers of Italian musical instrument manufacturing around the turn of the last century...

Antique Musical Instruments: old bowl shaped mandolin, Marquette bowlback mandolin
Marquette bowlback mandolin: Hi Max: The earliest Lyon & Healy catalog I have access to is from the 1890s. Bowlback mandolins appear in later catalogs until about 1925 or so. By then there were not too many listed. I am not at home near my references but could take a look this evening....

Antique Musical Instruments: old horn, message board forum, glasspar boat
message board forum, glasspar boat, boat horn: Hello and thanks for writing! This is the only thing I could find that MAY be of some use! *crosses fingers for you* Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sparton-Horn-Outboard-Motor-Boat-Antique-Rare-Power-NR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ26450QQihZ003QQitemZ130256653843QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, Harwood mandolin
Harwood mandolin: Hi Lauren: I think the mandolin was marked Harwood and this was a brand sold by the J.W,. Jenkins Company in Kansas City, MO around turn of the last century or so. They are decent instruments. I am sure that your Dad would enjoy having and playing it. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: romaine braud clarinet, musical instrument dealer, braude
musical instrument dealer, braude, braud: Hello and thanks for writing! Romain Braude was an musical instrument dealer, etc. and not many people know about the companies they imported from. I can tell you more information if you can drop me an email with photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com Thanks...

Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, scandalli accordion, wood model
scandalli accordion, wood model, immaculate condition: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I can t seem to find any information pertaining to the Scandalli accordion. Is there a chance you could email me photos of the accordion? Maybe I can figure out something for you that way. My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: sax, saxophone, schaeffer
saxophone, schaeffer, sax: Hello and thanks for writing! Your saxophone was made sometime before 1929 and unfortunately I cannot give an estimated value unless you can either tell me more about the saxophone or email me photos, etc. To email me photos of the saxophone, please send to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Tenor Banjo, John A. Bolander banjo
John A. Bolander banjo: Hi Roger: I find a little info on a John Bolander in Berkeley, California circa 1916 (mugwumps.com). He had a few patents: http://www.google.com/patents?id=vNdmAAAAEBAJ&dq=bolander+banjo http://www.google.com/patents?id=J8BGAAAAEBAJ&dq=bolander+banjo...

Antique Musical Instruments: ukuleles, Washburn ukulele
Washburn ukulele: Hi Chuck: I had one similar to yours many years ago. These were made in the late 1920s thru the 1930s. They are fine quality instruments. Yours does look quite nice and IMHO is worth considerably more than $500. Some of these are the equivalent in workmanship...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Clarinet, rampone, clarinet
rampone, clarinet, milano: Hello and thanks for writing! What is the overall length of the clarinet? Can you provide photos of the clarinet? I can provide general manufacturer s information but without knowing more about the clarinet I m afraid I can t be of further assistance. If you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vitar Lapsteel Guitar, vitar vega lapsteel guitar
vitar vega lapsteel guitar: Hi Greg: Unfortunately I did not save that jpeg of that steel. The best I can come up with is a thumbnail from Google images. I have uploaded it here. My only reference to the dating of that guitar was from the Guitar Barn site. Since you have proof that...

Antique Musical Instruments: value of antique fretted instrument, old violin
old violin: Hi Matthew: I can t see any frets on this instrument from your photo. It looks like a standard violin to me. People did use those geared tuners -- they were readily available from mail order houses. It looks like there is some sort of mute on the bridge or...

Antique Musical Instruments: value of clarinet, clarinet, stamps
clarinet, stamps, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I cannot tell you more information or the value of your clarinet without more information pertaining to the instrument. If possible, please respond with any manufacturer s markings/stamps and/or send me photos to...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, playable instrument, student model
playable instrument, student model, violins: HI B. Carlisle: There is no way I can tell you that with no information. Is is a newish one, old one? Even with a picture, it is impossible to tell you anything. Unless you know violins or are willing to fix one up, if you are looking for a playable instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, geared violin pegs
geared violin pegs: Hi Nancy: That is a great story about your Dad. I think that what you have is a violin with geared tuners. These were available to folks who did not want to bother fitting a standard set of wooden pegs or else did not want to bother with fine tuners. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Pocket Conet ca 1890, lead pipes, finger rest
lead pipes, finger rest, generic case: It is certainly possible that the case is not original to the instrument, or may have been a generic case designed to hold different cornets of a similar configuration. It is possible that the horn never had a finger rest, some didn t. It may also...

Antique Musical Instruments: washburn lyon healy ukulele, Washburn Lyon & Healy ukulele
Washburn Lyon & Healy ukulele: Hi Paul Yes, that looks just like the one I owned many years ago. At that time L&Hs were not worth the same as Martins. Now, it seems, that they are approaching the similar value. They are nice instruments. I had a friend who came acorss the top of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Zimmerman Cello, musical instrument dealers, st petersburg russia
musical instrument dealers, st petersburg russia, riga lativa: Hello and thanks for writing! Here s some information regarding the manufacturer from the Langwill Index. Jul. Heinr. Zimmermann was established in 1875 in St. Petersburg (Russia, I believe) by Julius Heinrich Zimmermann (1851-1922). Zimmerman started out...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1953 Fender Telecaster, 1953 Fender Telecaster
1953 Fender Telecaster: Hi David: That is a tough one. If it were all original book value would be in the 5 figures. A 1970s Tele would be worth approx $2000-4000. Are the parts on the body original? I would think that would make a big difference. I would consult a vintage dealer...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Clarinet, extra research, student model
extra research, student model, instrument company: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is a Bb (standard key used today) student model most likely made around the 1930s-1940s. As for the value, I apologize for this however charge $5 to give estimates/quotes due to the extra research involved, etc....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Cornet sax, antique musical instruments, instrument categories
antique musical instruments, instrument categories, ebay: Unfortunately I don t know much about brass instruments, as noted in my profile information. If you want to know what your instrument is worth I suggest you look it up on eBay.com or contact one of the folks from the brass instrument categories to help you....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Mandolin, galiano, oscar schmidt
galiano, oscar schmidt, ciani: Hi Andrea: Well, those photos put it in perspective. Obviously a guitar. These were generally called parlor guitars and were generally smaller and made for those on a budget. The measurement to get would be the scale length to determine whether it is a full...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique piccolo, leather pads, ferrals
leather pads, ferrals, baroque flute: Hello and thanks for writing! What would you like to know about the piccolo? This model piccolo is quite commonly found and is usually either marked or unmarked as the style is consistent between models. Nach Meyer piccolos were produced shortly prior to and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Turville & Cie Paris baritone horn, eb bass, sears and robuck
eb bass, sears and robuck, many horns: Hi Joe, It is pretty cool that you have a set of the horns still together. Historically, many horns were purchased in sets, but few of them remain together. Tourville and Cie, however, was a tradename for instruments that were sold by Sears and Robuck....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique coronet, exact person, worcester mass
exact person, worcester mass, coronet: Your horn was made in 1888. In 1886, Conn, purchased the Fiske Plant in Worcester and labeled horns Elkhart and Worcester. They phased out Worcester plant in 1898, although the label was continued until 1900. Those old horns are collectible. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolins, Kisslinger mandolin
Kisslinger mandolin: Hi Richard: I don t have direct in hand experience with these mandolins but I think Kisslinger was among the better makers of Neapolitan mandolins. Despite the germanic name, he was located in Naples. generally these were made around the turn of the last...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique trombone, lyon and healy, serial number series
lyon and healy, serial number series, complex network: There was more than one company that used Champion as a tradename, but the most common was Lyon and Healy s Champion Silver Piston. Lyon and Healy were in business in Chicago from 1864-1940. They were an outlet for Ditson instruments. They had a complex...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bauer Upright grand, market saturation, music desk
market saturation, music desk, muffler: This piano was manufactured between 1885 and 1900, according to my sources. However, it must be at least 1900 if it includes that date inside the piano. The best way to determine worth is to have it inspected by a technician. I would put a ballpark of worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brilliante Pan American Silver Clarinet, clarinet mouthpieces, satin silver
clarinet mouthpieces, satin silver, brilliante: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is silver plated and most likely satin silver (a matte finish). Most metal clarinets were in 2 pieces (body and barrel (where the mouthpiece connects)) however the Brilliante model was 3 pieces where the body came...

Antique Musical Instruments: C. Bruno "The Vernon" 10 string Mandolin, The Vernon Tiple
The Vernon Tiple: Hi Evan: it is not a mandolin, it is a tiple which is basically tuned like a ukulele A-D-F#-B or G-D-A-E (low to high) with strings arranged 2-3-3-2 and some of them octave. You can buy tiple strings here: http://www.juststrings.com/ghs-cu-tpl.html You...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet by CG CONN, additional photos, clarinet
additional photos, clarinet, conn: Hello and thanks for writing! I ll have to forward your photo to my friend for additional information as I don t know too much about Conn s. Please email me the photo (or if you have additional photos) to info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I (or my friend) should...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Helicon Baritone, flat horn, helicon
flat horn, helicon, worcester mass: I d like to see pictures of that! If you would care to share pictures, please send to Kenton@punxypa.com. 1889 Your horn was made in 1889. Conn purchased the noted Fiske Company Plant in Worcester in 1886 and began to label horns Elkhart and Worcester....

Antique Musical Instruments: Crusader Mandolin, Crusader Mandolin, Kay Mandolin
Crusader Mandolin, Kay Mandolin: Hi Chet: it sort of resembles those made by the Kay Company of Chicago, which also jobbed out many instruments to distributors to put their labels on them. These are decent instruments but not high quality. Yours may be from the 1950s. I have a 1958 catalog...

Antique Musical Instruments: connstellation clarinet, wood clarinet, conn company
wood clarinet, conn company, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you tell me the model of the clarinet? Conn does NOT stand for Connstellation however the 444N model was referred to as their Connstellation model by the Conn company. Can you provide photos of the clarinet? If you can provide...

Antique Musical Instruments: D. Noblet G Lebanc Clarinet, leblanc clarinet, edwardian script
leblanc clarinet, edwardian script, antique musical instruments: Hello again! As for a value I d guess anywhere from $100-300 and the length does indicate that it would be in Eb but the pitch isn t quite definite as it may be low pitch (A=435-438) which would deem it virtually unusable in the US. If all else fails, you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Double Bell, dillon music, ebay
dillon music, ebay, vintage instruments: Well, since they are only available as vintage instruments, it means that to find one, you need to find someone that no longer wants the one they have. They do show up on eBay once in a while (probably more frequently than anywhere else). Some of the online...

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Douchet alto saxophone, quality instrument, factual history
quality instrument, factual history, military bands: Hello, I will be researching your question and respond as soon as I have something. Please email me directly at info@foreverwoodwinds.com as I m going to be on allexperts vacation coming up soon and I want to be certain that I get back to you on your saxophone....

Antique Musical Instruments: Early 1900's mandolin, john E. Dallas mandolin
john E. Dallas mandolin: Hi Pam: It looks like a nice mandolin and it is very nice that your grandfather gave it to you. I had answered a question on a Dallas-labelled banjo some time ago. You can read it here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/10/JE-Dallas-Banjo.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: e flat Boosey Horn, alto horns, special occassions
alto horns, special occassions, tenor horn: Play it! I have a baritone and tuba that are just a couple of years younger that I play all the time. Just regular maintenance is needed. If it has had a lot of use, you may want to get the valves re-built, but if it is playing ok, now, I d say oil it up...

Antique Musical Instruments: elkhart trombone built by buescher, andrew beardsley, serial number list
andrew beardsley, serial number list, raw brass: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. Elkhart used Bandmaster, Tempo and Windsor as tradenames. After Beardsley s death in 1928, Elkhart Band Instrument company was merged into Buescher. Buescher...

Antique Musical Instruments: Found at Thrift Shop Mandolin, Osborn mandolin
Osborn mandolin: Hi Cecily: The brand is the Osborn (doh!). Actually most of these I thought were made by the Samuel C. Osborn Company of Chicago. It dates from about the turn of the last century. I am actually surprised by the Seattle and NJ listings on the label. interesting....

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn, mr schneider, ww ii
mr schneider, ww ii, french horns: Ed Kruspe. Since 1836, the Kruspe family has been making instruments in Erfurt (PREDIGER-strasse 13 and then DABERSTEDTER-strasse (now SCHILLER-Strasse]) Kruspe´s manufactory in the beginning made flutes and clarinets. Trademark Eagle, later a lyre...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Mandolin, string tenor guitar, swastika
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Mandolin, string tenor guitar, swastika

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolins, michael dunn, great grandfather
Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolins, michael dunn, great grandfather, personal interest

Antique Musical Instruments: C. Bruno "The Vernon" 10 string Mandolin, string top, tad
Antique Musical Instruments: C. Bruno "The Vernon" 10 string Mandolin, string top, tad, vine grove kentucky

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet by CG CONN, soprano saxophone, transposing
Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet by CG CONN, soprano saxophone, transposing, sopranos

Antique Musical Instruments: Crusader Mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Crusader Mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: Double Bell, shout hallelujah, double bell euphonium
Antique Musical Instruments: Double Bell, shout hallelujah, double bell euphonium, variations on god save the king

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Douchet alto saxophone, 1920s, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: A. Douchet alto saxophone, 1920s, serial number

Antique Musical Instruments: Found at Thrift Shop Mandolin, jersey city nj, osborn
Antique Musical Instruments: Found at Thrift Shop Mandolin, jersey city nj, osborn, price tag

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, madolin, sally ann
Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, madolin, sally ann, amount of money

Antique Musical Instruments: old instrument, mandolin music, great danes
Antique Musical Instruments: old instrument, mandolin music, great danes, music book

Antique Musical Instruments: penzel Mueller clarinet, penzel, cannas
Antique Musical Instruments: penzel Mueller clarinet, penzel, cannas, mouthpiece

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, crack
Antique Musical Instruments: violin, crack

Antique Musical Instruments: G. T. Conn saxaphone, eb, great grandfather
eb, great grandfather, saxophone: Hello and thanks for writing! Your saxophone is a C.G.Conn not G.T.Conn! Does it say anything like C L or Eb L or A L, etc. with a serial number between the letters vertically? Do you have any photos of the saxophone? Photos would help in additional information...

Antique Musical Instruments: george washburn vintage, Washburn parlor guitar
Washburn parlor guitar: Hi Jim: Are you sure that it doesn t say 1897 style (not 1887)? if you want to send me some pics I can maybe ID it better. If yoiu can get one of the label that might also help. Washburn made quite a few different models over the years. Not seeing how...

Antique Musical Instruments: gretsch new yorker 5 string, Gretsch New Yorker banjo
Gretsch New Yorker banjo: Hi Jim: According to my sources this was made in the 1960s in both 5-string and 4 string versions and is worth between $550-650 in excellent condition. Gretsch used the New Yorker brand for a number of instruments including guitars and lap steels. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Haynes Silver Clarinet, reputable dealer, commission basis
reputable dealer, commission basis, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is DEFINITELY a great find! I apologize for the delay and hopefully am responding in time! I offer an option to fix and resell items for people on a 20% commission basis (after all fees) and I clean up and fix items...

Antique Musical Instruments: A Holton Chicago Trumpet, holton trumpet, slide oil
holton trumpet, slide oil, patent number: You horn was made in 1914. Holton played trombone with Sousa in the 1890s, and then Holton opened a shop in Chicago in 1898. selling slide-oil, Electric Oil,. By 1900, the Frank Holton Company was producing trombones, cornets, trumpets and euphoniums,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton H376 double french horn, holton horns, french horn
holton horns, french horn, selby: I don t have any pictures of that particular model, but I do have a number of Holton horns pictured at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/show.php?selby=+where+instrument%3D%22French+Horn%22+and+maker%3D%22Holton%22 Maybe you can see one that is configured...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Musical Instruments, selmer paris, additional photos
selmer paris, additional photos, lacquer: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I went out of town and just recently returned! As for the Holton Loyalist, it s my understanding that they re redoing it. As for when it will be back up and running I do not know. What...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hospe Piano, schultz company, piano retailer
schultz company, piano retailer, piano manufacturers: Hi there, Your piano was manufactured sometime between 1919 and 1925. Hospe is actually a stencil name. It was very common in that era for the piano manufacturers to customize the pianos for each retailer by changing the name stenciled on the front....

Antique Musical Instruments: Identity of horn, piston valves, french horns
piston valves, french horns, carl fischer: Yes, I know the horn, and I agree 1942. Other makers also tried making French horns with piston valves, though generally earlier than this one. I don t think they ever really caught on. By this time, York had been sold to Carl Fischer, so their previous...

Antique Musical Instruments: J.W. Perry baritone, searching music, ebay
searching music, ebay, mouth piece: It was probably made around the turn of the century, and Pepper obtained his horns from a variety of sources. It is not too unlikely that a modern mouthpiece would fit the horn, which you could get at any music store. However, it would probably play better...

Antique Musical Instruments: Jacobus Stainer in Absam prope Oenipontum 1635, Stainer Violin
Stainer Violin: Hi Rick: The only violin that is probably more copied than Stainers is Stradivari. I first refer you to this page on Strads: http://www.afvbm.com/strad.htm As the writer says, I would not definitively tell you that you do not have a genuine Stainer....

Antique Musical Instruments: LeLand Mandolin, Leland Brilliantone Mandolin
Leland Brilliantone Mandolin: Hi Steve: Well, you definitely have a Leland, but it is a standard mandolin (by the overall body length) and not a piccolo. I know because I own one of each. I have attached a photo of both of them side by side. The piccolo measure s about 21 inches in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Violin, Lyon & Healy Violin
Lyon & Healy Violin: Hi Wendy: Lyon & Healy was a huge music company in Chicago. I believe that the large majority of violins they sold with their label were imported at that time from Europe. I do have some info tho on the model 1012, tho L&H s numbering system can get overwhelming....

Antique Musical Instruments: Maison Couturier Bugle, military bugle, bell maison
military bugle, bell maison, trumpet player: I m having difficulties with my WEB site at the moment, but I can get you a list of bugles, with which to compare yours. http://horn-u-copia.net/display.php?selby=+where+instrument%3D%22Bugle%22 Let s start there and see what we can figure out. You...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Identity ?, Antonio Sabatini mandolin catania
Antonio Sabatini mandolin catania: Hi Paul: There seem to have been hundreds of Italian mandolin makers in the period from around 1890 and into the 1920s centered largely around Naples and Catania (Sicily). I have been collecting photos of various makers but have nothing on Sabatini. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: m. palermo mandolin, M. Palermo mandolin
M. Palermo mandolin: Hi Doug: Does this have a diamond shaped label? I think this is a manbdolin sold by a music store in Brooklyn, NY, most likely it was made by a local manufacturer and labelled for sale by the store. In general, with some exceptions, American vintage...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, De Meglio mandolin
De Meglio mandolin: Hi Dawn: These were among the most popular Italian-made mandolins imported into the UK at the turn of then last century. I own a model 1A, made in 1901. They have a few unusual patented features. They usually have a brass bridge and a strip of ebony which...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, Blue Comet Mandolin
Blue Comet Mandolin: Hi Omie: Blue comet mandolins were a little bit of a mystery, especially who made them. There were two types that I have seen and they also were sold under other labels as well. Both were teardrop shaped with dark finish. I think they were usually made...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, Victoria mandolin
Victoria mandolin: Hi Pam: B&J is Buegeleisen & Jacobson, a distributor of musical instruments in New York. Most bowlbacks were popular from around the 1890s thru the teens of the last century. Victoria was a brand sold by them probably made by one of the factories making...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Conn Cornet, old conn, music class
old conn, music class, tradename: I fear you may have mis-understood my answer to your email, I didn t mean to say that your horn was a Conn, but rather meant to ask you whether it could have said Conn rather than Cole. But from the picture you sent, it does appear to say Cole. Cole is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds Trombone SN: 20212, gold bell, time joe
gold bell, time joe, trombone: It apparently was new when you got it. My list would say that it was made in 1946. I don t have any specific recommendations for who to get to recondition it. But, I suppose a start would be for you to decide just how much you wanted done to it. It all...

Antique Musical Instruments: old instrument, mandolin banjo
mandolin banjo: Hi Barry: it is tuned the same as a mandolin and uses the same strings. From low to high they are G-D-A-E. You can get yourself a mandolin insrtuction book, or, if possible a teacher and learn the instrument. You can get a wealth of information on mandolin...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, Harmony baritone ukulele
Harmony baritone ukulele: Hi Dean: That looks like a baritone uke. VG Price Guide has a bound mahogany one from the 1960s for 250-350 but yours looks a little worse for wear so I would go a little lower, say maybe $150. BTW the other market test for these is to see what eBay bidders...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pan-American french horn, piston valves, minor dents
piston valves, minor dents, replacement valves: I think if you mean that it is missing the piston, then I think about the only way you will find a replacement is to find another Pan Am mellophone, and see if you can swap out the pistons. The other way is to custom make some, but the cost of that would...

Antique Musical Instruments: penzel Mueller clarinet, penzel, clarinet
penzel, clarinet, 1920s: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I m unable to provide ANY information regarding your clarinet without having photos. If you re able to obtain photos of the clarinet, please email them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Hope that helps! Thanks...

Antique Musical Instruments: Riedl tuba/helicon, franz xaver, anton riedl
franz xaver, anton riedl, rotary valves: Franz Xaver Hüller, born 12/29/1856, in Pechbach, founded his factory in Graslitz in 1880. The company name was F.X. Hüller until 1920. Then his sons in law : Anton Riedl and Ernst Modl became partners. The name was changed to F.X. Hüller & Co. ! Anton...

Antique Musical Instruments: RUDOLPH WULITZOR clarinet, grenadilla wood, nickel silver
grenadilla wood, nickel silver, silver keys: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is an antique model in the Albert system of key configuration. Most likely grenadilla wood w/ nickel-silver (a.k.a. German silver) keys. Year would be early 1900s and estimate would be around $100-ish. Hope that...

Antique Musical Instruments: reasonable price for 1927 tubaphone, 1927 Vega tubaphone banjo
1927 Vega tubaphone banjo: Hi Brenda: I wish I could answer your question simply. There are quite a few models of Tubaphones, tenors or otherwise. the all original 5-strings are the most expensive. Tenors with repro necks would lose collector value tho might beb excellent playing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Schubert Baby Grand Piano, baby grand piano, ivory keys
baby grand piano, ivory keys, appraisal value: Your baby grand was manufactured in 1929 according to the provided serial number. A baby grand of that age has too many variables to pronounce a value without seeing it. I would recommend having a qualified technician come and give you an appraisal. Value...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer sax, selmer sax, selmer mark vi
selmer sax, selmer mark vi, world war ii: Saxes aren t my area, but. . . The Mark VI doesn t go back as far as WWII. So, it can t be that old, and according to http://www.horn-u-copia.net/selmerlist.html, it appears that this horn was made in 1962. You can get a good sense of the value of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Smith& Barnes piano, c a smith, piano co
c a smith, piano co, smith co: According to the serial number provided, the piano was manufactured between 1895 and 1900. Smith & Barnes was established as C.A. Smith & Co. in Chicago, IL. Incorporated as Smith & Barnes Piano Co. in 1891. The name was later sold to Continental Piano...

Antique Musical Instruments: Smith & Barnes upright, piano restoration, upright piano
piano restoration, upright piano, pianos: Dear Shawn, Good morning, in regards to your piano, it was built in 1910. If the piano is all original its probably worth around $500. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Todd Lindeblad Lindeblad Piano Restoration contact@lindebladpiano.co...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sousaphone, companies in toronto, nordheimer
companies in toronto, nordheimer, london eng: Perfection is one of those terms that were used by a number of companies. Bruno used it, as did Couesnon, Millard, Grinnell, and Wurlitzer. The major companies in Toronto were: Williams, Beare, Nordheimer, Claxton, Mendell, Whaley-Royce. Wes there...

Antique Musical Instruments: selmer 1926 silver& gold sax-alto -french made, selmer company, nuclear instrument
selmer company, nuclear instrument, silver gold: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately saxophones are my weak point. Can you provide a link to where I informed someone else of their saxophone? Maybe it ll help me put it into perspective. Photos of your saxophone would help me give you any information...

Antique Musical Instruments: tater back mandolin, bowlback mandolin
bowlback mandolin: Hi Dorothy: I prefer the term bowlback for these much-maligned (at least in the US) mandolins. :-) AFAIK these mandolins are certainly not made by any of the larger manufacturers tho there are a few makers in North America who are now making a few. I would...

Antique Musical Instruments: upright piano, l thompson, approximate age
l thompson, approximate age, upright piano: Hi Judy, thanks for your question. If you email me photos of your piano, that will help for me to assess it and give you an approximate age and value. My email is contact(at)lindebladpiano.com Also, this diagram may help you locate it - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Mandolin., Stahl flatback mandolin
Stahl flatback mandolin: Hi Howard: Sorry to take so long to get back to you. This could be a Vega but soem research I did seems to point to the Larson Brothers of Chicago who made quite a number of quality instruments for various labels. In a book called the Larson s creations...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage " A" clarinet, woodwind instruments, treble clef
woodwind instruments, treble clef, keywork: Hello and thanks for writing! If you can provide photos of your clarinet I can help a little more in regards to the key material, etc. however if you d just like information regarding the manufacturer, etc. please let me know. Email photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin tool, Violin string gauge
Violin string gauge: Hi Ken: That is a gauge to identify what strings are in your case or loose in your jacket pocket. :-) You put the strin in the slot and slide it down and the width of the string should indicate which violin string it is. Esentially the equivalent of a...

Antique Musical Instruments: vega bandolin-, Little Wonder Mandolin banjo
Little Wonder Mandolin banjo: Hi Larry: There are a few names: mandolin-banjo, banjo-mandolin, banjolin... pretty common hybrid instrument. Vegas are good quality instrument. Little Wonder was their simpler model but they can be quite nice instruments. I used to have a nice Little Wonder...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, Friedrich August Glass violin, Stradivari copy violin
Friedrich August Glass violin, Stradivari copy violin: Hi Alyene: I know it is difficult to read these labels but i bet yours says this: Fried.Aug. Glass verfertigte nach Antonius Stradivarius Fies Facebat in Cremona. Anno 1737 This is most likely a 19th century copy of a Stradivari violin made in the...

Antique Musical Instruments: W.W. Kimball upright piano, kimball upright piano, wood vaneer
kimball upright piano, wood vaneer, ballpark figure: Hi Karrie, According to the provided serial number, your piano was manufactured in 1919. I love the 1/4 sawn oak look. It is one of my favorites. It is also a little more rare than mahogany or walnut. An old upright s condition can vary widely. Because...

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann & Son tenor banjo, Weymann & Son tenor banjo
Weymann & Son tenor banjo: Hi Richard: I am in the middle of a deadline right now, but I will try to answer your question. First I think the model is 150 and serial number is 31587. I don t have any similar pics of yours but here is a style 135: http://www.musurgia.com/products.asp?ProductID=3600&CartID=108923142009...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1885 ives & ponds
Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The piano is worth around $500 - $1,000. My recommendation would be that you try to sell it privately. Here are several websites you could try selling it on: http://www.pianomart.com http://www.ebay.com http://www.pianoworld.com/exchange.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1914 Knabe, vintage pianos, middle c
vintage pianos, middle c, 23 years: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Do you have photos that you could send me to contact@lindebladpiano.com. That will help me to assess it. Also, do you have the serial number - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. Sincerely,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1933 Martin D-35, martin d35, insurance purposes
martin d35, insurance purposes, vintage instruments: Hi Devane: First of all, D-35s were made starting in 1965, so either it is not a D-35 or else the date is wrong. Do you have a serial number? Martin serial numbers make it quite easy to date it. If it is a D-45 and is from 1933 then you may have a real...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Mandolin, keyboard player, good shape
keyboard player, good shape, string instruments: Hi Howard: I am no longer evaluating instruments -- it is too difficult to do so and I cannot really tell what the condition is. I would sell it on the classified ads on mandolincafe.com. They are essentially free but if it sells a donation is requested....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique bass and or "guitar" thing, appalachian dulcimer, guitar thing
appalachian dulcimer, guitar thing, 4 strings: Hi Jesse: It is an Appalachian dulcimer. Tunings vary but usually tuned DAA or DAD. Lots of info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_dulcimer Here is a page with all sorts of dulcimer items including strings and instruction. http://www.elderly.com/highlights/appalachian_dulcimer.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin, diamond inlays, ebony fingerboard
diamond inlays, ebony fingerboard, brazilian rosewood: Hi Nancy: I will no longer evaluate instruments. I have found it difficult to do so over the Internet since I cannot truly tell the condition, even with good photos. In any case, is this a guitar shaped mandolin? Thye are, these days called mandolinettos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bugle, lotus leaf, soap and water
lotus leaf, soap and water, couesnon: The one bugle is clearly brass - and so you could use Brasso on it to clean it up I can t tell if the other is silver or brass. If it is silver, use silver polish on it. I m not sure what to tell you about the rope. If it were mine, I think I d not...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Piano, vintage pianos, proctor school
vintage pianos, proctor school, carl fischer: You can try to look online. There is a great website - www.pianoworld.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage pianos ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Chauncey Baby Grand, vintage pianos, economic climate
vintage pianos, economic climate, baby grand: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your was manufactured previous to 1900, I m afraid I can t identify exactly when. Being that it s fully restored, the value is probably in the range of $5,000-$8,000 in today s musical and economic climate. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet, vega company, stonington ct
vega company, stonington ct, low pitch: The Vega Company bought out Standard in 1909 and lasted at least another 30 years. It would have been a professional instrument. Most students wouldn t be impressed with an instrument that looked different than the person next to them. Probably most...

Antique Musical Instruments: Eugene Howard Bowlback, tuning pegs, butt end
tuning pegs, butt end, sorry for the confusion: Hi Joe: The best way to string the mandolin is to use light or ultra light mandolin strings (ultras: GHS A240s are good -- you can get them from juststrings.com). Those have loop ends and would loop around those tines on the tailpiece. One way to help is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet, pawn shop, tuning slide
Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet, pawn shop, tuning slide, cornet

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: YOSCO no2 tenor banjo, bart reiter, tenor players
Antique Musical Instruments: YOSCO no2 tenor banjo, bart reiter, tenor players, bob carlin

Antique Musical Instruments: information & approx age of trumpet, strangeways manchester, lyon and healy
strangeways manchester, lyon and healy, model class: Joseph Higham established his business in Manchester in 1842. He was succeeded by his son-in-law Peter Robinson in 1883, who sold out in 1911. In 1923 Mayers and Harrison became the proprietors. I would estimate that it dates to about 1912. There were...

Antique Musical Instruments: ivers & pond, vintage pianos, sentimental value
vintage pianos, sentimental value, grand piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1906. We estimate it s value at $500, if it s a grand piano. Unless there is a strong sentimental value of it to you, we do not suggest any restoration. If you have any questions...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, bottom edge, mandolins
bottom edge, mandolins, healy: Hi Kelly: Interesting... I have some picture examples of J. Howard Foote mandolins but nothing for Howard W. Foote. I can say tho that the peghead resembles instruments made by (or sold by) Lyon & Healy, a large Chicago retailer and mandufacturer. Most of...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, bentwood, mandolins
bentwood, mandolins, 1940s: Hi Noel: Yours is what Weymann termed a mandolute, sort of bowlback from the front with a bentwood arched back. They were made in the 1920s. Weymann was a prominent Philadelphia-based company which made banjos, mandolins and guitars as late as the 1940s....

Antique Musical Instruments: P.A. Starck "converted" piano, vintage pianos, pianoworld
vintage pianos, pianoworld, earliest convenience: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The piano is probably worth around $500. My recommendation would be that you try to sell it privately. Here are several websites you could try selling it on: http://www.pianomart.com http://www.ebay.com http://www.pianoworld.com/exchange.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: P.A. Starck Piano - Baby Grand, baby grand piano, vintage pianos
baby grand piano, vintage pianos, starck piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. We estimate the value of that piano to be at $500. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration...

Antique Musical Instruments: Player Ivers and Pond
Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. It is better to sell the piano as is. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage pianos ...

Antique Musical Instruments: researching mandolin, minimal search, banjos
minimal search, banjos, mandolins: Hi Mary: The only thing I could find out is that Melody King was a brand made by the Slingerland Company which also made banjos and guitars. Mostly I see that brand applied to banjos but I suppose it could have been used for mandolins as well. Do you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Smith and Barnes piano, vintage pianos, allexperts
vintage pianos, allexperts, upright piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. If the Piano is an upright piano, we d estimate it at $300. If it is a grand piano, $500. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Standard Coronet, chicago music store, jw pepper
chicago music store, jw pepper, band instrument: That s an interesting one. There were several companies that used Standard. There was the Standard Band Instrument Co, of Boston, JW Pepper used it as a brand name, and he was based in Philadelphia with a store in Chicago as well for a while, and Pan American...

Antique Musical Instruments: a. Stathopoulo stringed possible banjolin, metal rim, banjolin
metal rim, banjolin, antique instrument: Hi James: If you can t attach a picture, send one or more to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com. It sounds like a mandolin-banjo to me, hybrid instrument, tuned like a mandolin and using mandolin strings. How do you know the head is pigskin? They were usually...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stultz & Bauer Upright piano
Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. It was built in 1911 and worth around $500. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage pianos...

Antique Musical Instruments: stultz & bauer, vintage pianos, music desk
vintage pianos, music desk, stultz: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. It was built in 1915 and worth around $300. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage pianos...

Antique Musical Instruments: value of my piano, vintage pianos, approximate value
vintage pianos, approximate value, upright piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The date you piano was manufactured is 1961. If it is an upright piano, we estimate the value at $300, and if it is a grand piano, $500. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Sincerely,...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage silver cornet. By Hawks and Son, boosey and co, piccadilly circus
boosey and co, piccadilly circus, queen victoria: William Henry Hawkes, state trumpeter for Queen Victoria, started an import business in 1860 at Cumberlnad St. Pimlico. In 1862,he moved to Soho Sqare. In 1869, he added a repair shop. In 1875, he moved to Leicester Square. In 1876, he formed a partnership...

Antique Musical Instruments: W. W. Kimball piano, old upright piano, vintage pianos
old upright piano, vintage pianos, pianoworld: Dear Gene, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano is worth around $300. It was built around 1895. My recommendation would be that you try to sell it privately. Here are several websites you could try selling it on: http://www.pianomart.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: W.W. Kimball Upright Piano, kimball upright piano, vintage pianos
kimball upright piano, vintage pianos, worlds columbian exposition: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The piano was built in 1896. Its worth around $500. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage...

Antique Musical Instruments: YOSCO no2 tenor banjo, tenor banjo, inlays
tenor banjo, inlays, fret: I have decided to no longer evaluate instruments on this site. However, in the VG price guide there is a Yosco 3 tenor listed for 1250-1400. I am not sure if that is a price that is realistic -- few players AFAIK are even aware of these. I had a friend who...

Antique Musical Instruments: York cornet, little bit of light, carl fischer
little bit of light, carl fischer, quality history: The York company was purchased by the Carl Fischer company in 1940. And although they kept the factory running until 1971, they also supplemented the product line from a variety of other sources, of mixed quality. The Senator model was one that Fischer used...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique trumpet?, band instrument, rare model
band instrument, rare model, reynolds co: Around 1936, Foster Reynolds, established both the Reynolds Band Instrument Company and the Ohio Band Instrument Company, producing instruments in the same factory. Ohio Band exclusively sold to dealers in the school band market. While the Regent was Ohio...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique coronet, valve casings, ornate engraving
valve casings, ornate engraving, civil war bands: It most likely was used in brass bands of the latter part of the 19th century. Without inspecting the instrument, it would be rather difficult to determine what it would need to be restored. And, it depends on what you plan to do with it. If you plan...

Antique Musical Instruments: approx value Smith & Barnes Vertical Grand Piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, allexperts: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baby Grand Piano, e mail address, baby grand piano
e mail address, baby grand piano, vintage pianos: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. If you could please e-mail me some photo s of your piano, I could get a better idea of what restoration would be advisable. My E-mail address is levi@lindebladpiano.com. If you have any further questions please...

Antique Musical Instruments: BUESCHER BARITONE, instrument production, band instrument
instrument production, band instrument, production dates: It was made around 1923. Buescher started his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. in 1894. Buescher had previously worked for Conn-Dupont. He changed the name in 1904 to Buescher Band Instrument Co. He sold the company in 1916, though...

Antique Musical Instruments: BUESCHER HORN, tenor horn, euphonium
tenor horn, euphonium, tuning slide: There is no clear definition of what is a baritone and what is an euphonium. Additionally, US terminology is different than British terminology. The Brits call a horn a baritone that we call a tenor horn. My working definition is that the euphonium has...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Horn, old trumpet, trumpet horn
old trumpet, trumpet horn, level instruments: Buescher started his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. in 1894. Buescher had previously worked for Conn-Dupont. He changed the name in 1904 to Buescher Band Instrument Co. He sold the company in 1916, though he remained as manager...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buttikofer, wzbq, piano maker
wzbq, piano maker, piano value: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I am afraid that is all the information I would be able to advise. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: buescher truetone trumpet, gold wash, professional market
gold wash, professional market, gold plating: The horn dates to about 1925, Buescher was a well respected maker and the horn would have been intended for the professional market. With the gold wash in the bell and around the engraving indicates that this was near the top of the line instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Piano, vintage pianos, room auction
vintage pianos, room auction, carl fischer: Tony, Thank you for using allexperts. What a steal! The piano was manufactured in 1878. In this current economic climate it s value isn t close to what it should be, but, it is definitely a fine, fine piano. We once sold one to a customer who was an...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conover, vintage pianos, ivory keys
vintage pianos, ivory keys, would make sense: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1915. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano http://www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Courtierre helicon, jw pepper, concert settings
jw pepper, concert settings, high pitch: Well, without seeing it, I can t say for certain whether it is a small sousaphone or a helicon. But, I have seen a Courtierre helicon, so I suspect that is what it is. It was probably made in the 1890s. It is most likely in Eb, but is may be high pitch,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Eb Alto horn, eb alto horn, instrument designs
eb alto horn, instrument designs, valve trombones: It dates to 1911. In 1898, Frank Holton opened a third-floor two-room Chicago shop at Clark and Madison Streets and began experiments to improve brasswind instrument designs. Holton hired his first instrument maker about 1898 and created his first trombone...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buttikofer, grandaughter, pianos
Antique Musical Instruments: Buttikofer, grandaughter, pianos

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton-Clarke cornet, e schmidt, verd
Antique Musical Instruments: Holton-Clarke cornet, e schmidt, verd, soloists

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer organ
Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer organ

Antique Musical Instruments: Goumat & Co. Paris Cornet, kansas city mo, world war ii
kansas city mo, world war ii, attic area: The Langwill Index, rather unkindly, lists this company as a Counterfeit purporting to be the maker Goumas. However, it is likely that Goumat was a tradename used for Austrian made instruments. The actual maker was probably Bohland and Fuchs. They were...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hallet,Davis Upright, hallet davis, vintage pianos
hallet davis, vintage pianos, sentimental attachment: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1912. Unless there is some sentimental attachment to the piano, it s probably not worth restoring. For the same amount of money it would take to restore the product, you could buy...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton-Clarke cornet, professional quality instrument, vandercook school of music
professional quality instrument, vandercook school of music, local history society: There were a couple of versions, but here is the Shepard s crook version. http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Holton/Holton-Cornet-51612.jpg There is some information on www.horn-u-copia.net, and http://www.holtonloyalist.com/ Your local history...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers & Pond upright piano, vintage pianos, piano co
vintage pianos, piano co, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was originally manufactured in 1929, the middle of the golden age of pianos. We would estimate the value of this piano at around $1,000. A very, very fine instrument. If you have any further questions,...

Antique Musical Instruments: John Broadwood piano, john broadwood, broadwood piano
john broadwood, broadwood piano, vintage pianos: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I would say you got it for a very fair price. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kimball, kimball upright piano, vintage pianos
kimball upright piano, vintage pianos, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1973. It would have been manufactured in their plant outside of Chicago. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Baritone, white berg, baritone
white berg, baritone, hn: This horn was made between 1910 and 1915 (probably closer to 1910). HN White Company was originally established as White & Berg. They collaborated with Thomas K King. King was originally a model of trombone with a new type of slide that eventually morphed...

Antique Musical Instruments: kimball piano age, vintage pianos, piano age
vintage pianos, piano age, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured is 1919. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mellophone possibly Pan American., american horn, mosaic templars
american horn, mosaic templars, custom instruments: Pan American would sell its instruments to other entities and allow them to engrave them with their own information. If that is a Pan Am serial number it would date it to 1931. Here is an example of a Pan Am mellophone: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Conn/Pan-American-mello-62E.jpg...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds Coronet, minor dents, fullerton ca
minor dents, fullerton ca, world war ii: The Olds company was established in 1908 in California, by trombonist Frank Ernest Olds. Initially they produced only trombones until Reginald. B. Olds, joined his father. After FE Olds died in 1928, the company began making cornets. After World War...

Antique Musical Instruments: P.A. Starck Piano upright, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. $500 is a very fair offer. I m afraid in out current economic and musical climate, i doubt you would be able to find a better offer. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely,...

Antique Musical Instruments: PA Starck Upright Piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, allexperts: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of that piano at $300. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Seroco Trombone, low pitch, high pitch
low pitch, high pitch, tuning slide: I have not seen that brand name before, so I have to assume that it is a tradename used by a music store. If you measure the tubing from bell to mouthpiece receiver and it measures about 78 inches then it is an alto, if it measure about 106 inches, then it...

Antique Musical Instruments: Starck Piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, water marks: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I am afraid I do not have the specific information about the piano, but, In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: my upright piano, vintage pianos, ivory keys
vintage pianos, ivory keys, great grandmother: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1917. We would estimate it s value at $500. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: Worlitzer Grand Piano, greek key design, vintage pianos
greek key design, vintage pianos, piano grand: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1926. We would estimate it s value at $500. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer organ, vintage pianos, electric organ
vintage pianos, electric organ, wurlitzer piano: That would be impressive if there was such thing as an electric organ in 1903! I think what happened is I looked up that number as if it wasn t an organ, but a wurlitzer piano, that number would indicate it was manufactured in 1903. I am afraid I do not have...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Piano age, vintage pianos, warranty card
vintage pianos, warranty card, piano info: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. To find the serial number on your piano, please refer to the useful guide we have on our website - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_info/piano_Serial_Number.html If you have any further questions, please feel...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1900's Weber Piano, suzanne greenberg, vintage pianos
suzanne greenberg, vintage pianos, amp restoration: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. They ve been around as long as pianos have been around. There used to be manufacturer s that would only manufacture standing pianos, eg Sauter. But, they are essentially extinct now. If you have any further questions,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Acrosonic Piano, vintage pianos, amp restoration
vintage pianos, amp restoration, musical climate: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1947. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $700. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Coronet, box clasps, velvet interior
box clasps, velvet interior, coronet: John F. Stratton was a notable manufacturer of instruments during the Civil War. He started making and selling instruments in 1859. He was in partnership with JH Foote from 1864-65. He left the US and made instruments in Germany in 1866, later returning to...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique Schumann, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, allexperts: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1909. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brown and Sons Cornet‏, brass player, instrument manufacturers
brass player, instrument manufacturers, band instrument: I think I must have answered this question - well, all but hitting the send button. So, I guess I ll have another go at it! William Brown company started in 1851 and was in business for at least 100 years. They were at the Kennington rd address from 1911....

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Elkhardt In, leaf motif, gold wash
leaf motif, gold wash, silver polish: It dates to 1928, the model is 10-22 and it is pitched to play with modern instruments. It was designed for the professional market. It is likely that the brass on the silver, unless it is simply worn off, is probably gold wash. You can polish it with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher trumpet, serial number list, mid 1920s
serial number list, mid 1920s, low pitch: I can only surmise that it must depend on the serial number list you look at. If you look at: http://musictrader.com/buescher.html or http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Buescherlist.html the serial number is consistent with the date I gave you. That...

Antique Musical Instruments: carl fischer senator trumpet, carl fisher, carl fischer
carl fisher, carl fischer, valve cap: Well, the easiest answer is find another Senator trumpet. They do show up on eBay from time to time. Otherwise, it is pretty much trial and error. To my knowledge, no one has ever constructed a table of diameters and thread pitches of various horns to make...

Antique Musical Instruments: Estimate, vintage pianos, boston baby
vintage pianos, boston baby, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Ivers and Pond is a fantastic brand of piano, probably top five. It would especially be worth restoring if you were going to be using the piano for your own. Very fine instrument. If you have any further questions,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hallet, Davis upright, hallet davis, mahogany veneer
hallet davis, mahogany veneer, vintage pianos: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The serial number indicates it was manufactured in 1902. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henri Gautier Cornet, lyon and healy, henri gautier
lyon and healy, henri gautier, retail mail: Gautier is a tradename used by Lyon and Healy for imported instruments. Lyon and Healy was established in Chicago as an outlet for Ditson instruments, and eventually dominated retail mail order instrument sales in the US. Lyon and Healy were in business...

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes Sonoras? class ebonite, small bore, ebay
small bore, ebay, stellenbosch university: Hello Darryl, sorry for the delay. Yes you can get ebonite 1010s, however they are very very rare. I would suggest keeping an eye on ebay or contacting dealers like Alex Allen at Clarinets Direct http://www.clarinetsdirect.biz, he can find anything you...

Antique Musical Instruments: INSTRUMENT, conn cornet, old conn
conn cornet, old conn, 20th century: Mike, I imagine you have a old Conn Cornet. The New York Wonder models came out around the turn of the 20th century. There are several models that could be what you have. You may want to read more about them at: http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/ ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers and Pond, vintage pianos, light scratches
vintage pianos, light scratches, vintage brands: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Ivers and Pond is an absolutely quality brand, honestly in the top 5 vintage brands. The piano is probably worth $800 now and would hold any value you put into the phone. If you have any further questions, please...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers and Pond Antique Upright, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, allexperts: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano http://www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers & Ponds Upright Piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, allexperts: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $500. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano http://www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: JW York trombone, brass fittings, good shape
brass fittings, good shape, christmas gift: Wow, that would be a very early example, it dates to around 1887-99. I would like to see some pictures of it. Would you care to send pictures to me at Kenton@punxypa.com? I d like to see the profile of the horn as well as the engravings and markings on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kimbal restore?, vintage pianos, amp restoration
vintage pianos, amp restoration, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1975. The cost of the restoration would definitely surpass the piano s value in this situation, but, if there is a sentimental value to the piano, I d advise it. Otherwise, I d reinvest...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Sousaphone, valve casing, old kings
valve casing, old kings, sousaphone: As to the market, the answer to the question of whether to leave original or refurbish, is . . . well. . . both. The horn will be worth more refurbished, but the cost to you to refurbish it will most likely be more than the amount that is appreciates in value....

Antique Musical Instruments: Schumann Cabinet Grand, vintage pianos, amp restoration
vintage pianos, amp restoration, cabinet grand: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. To identify the age, which would in turn dictate the value, you need to locate the serial number on the piano. To find the serial number on your piano, please refer to the useful guide we have on our website - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_info/piano_Serial_Number.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Gundy-Bettoney Clarinet or Soprano Sax, soprano sax, open holes
soprano sax, open holes, clarinet: I should probably pass on this question as woodwinds are not my area, but I can tell you this much. The company is Cundy-Bettoney. They patented the Cundy-Bettoney name in 1914. And, reintroduced the metal clarinet to the US in 1925. The easiest way...

Antique Musical Instruments: smith and barnes piano, vintage pianos, cabinet grand
vintage pianos, cabinet grand, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1908. 101 years old! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: smith and barnes upright (chicago), vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The piano was manufactured in 1897. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $500. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: stultz & bauer piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, stultz: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1989. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Triebert trombone, emigration to australia, battle scars
emigration to australia, battle scars, definitive answers: The Triebert workshop was established in Paris in 1810, but they were primarily oboe makers, and are credited for being primiarily responsible for the development of the modern oboe. The company went into bankruptcy in 1881, and was bought by Gautrot Aine,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vertical Grand Piano, vintage pianos, lindeblad piano
vintage pianos, lindeblad piano, player piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I am afraid I only have information on Huyler serials from 1912 - 1922. This serial is after those years. I am sorry I do not have any further info. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Kimball, old kimball, vintage pianos
old kimball, vintage pianos, musical climate: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1958. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $500. I would not be able to suggest restoring the piano unless it has a strong...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wulitzer price, vintage pianos, wurlitzer piano
vintage pianos, wurlitzer piano, dekalb illinois: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1960. To remove the scum, i d use a regular grade cleaner, if the keys are plastic, no serious damage will be done. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer piano, vintage pianos, dekalb illinois
vintage pianos, dekalb illinois, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1964. We estimate it s value at around $500. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1914 York Mellophone, concert band music, alto horns
concert band music, alto horns, french horns: Yes, there were a number of different ways that makers accomplished this, but a common plan for mellophones to be capable of playing in a variety of keys. The most useful one were F, and Eb. And, for playing off of piano music - C. And, I guess they figured...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1944 or 48 Martin Guitar, 1948 Martin D-18 guitar
1948 Martin D-18 guitar: Hi Caroline: I answered this (see below) by direct email but would appreciate a feedback rating. Thanks Jim -------------- Hi Caroline: It was made in 1948 according to the serial number. Yours looks like it is in good shape and book value is $7,000-9,500....

Antique Musical Instruments: Age, upright grand piano, ivories
upright grand piano, ivories, stultz: Dear Judith, Good morning, there are decals that are made to match the original decals so when its refinished new ones can be added so it looks original. Are you thinking about refinishing it yourself or having a company professionally do it for you?...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Conservatory Instrument, American Conservatory mandolin
American Conservatory mandolin: Hi Paul: American Conservatory was a brand made and sold by the Lyon & healy Company of Chicago. AC was a midrange brand. Your friend has a bowlback mandolin. It is difficult to tell the condition of the mandolin from the photos attached but it looks like...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique 4 valve Euphonium, pitched instrument, high pitch
pitched instrument, high pitch, conventional manner: I m assuming since you didn t mention it, that there is no maker s name or other markings on the instrument (except for the valve numbers.) You can get the horn to modern pitch, by having the tuning slide (and possibly some of the valve slides lengthened....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique flute history and worth, buescher true tone, light rings
buescher true tone, light rings, time mark: Hello and thanks for writing! That s an interesting flute you ve got there! Were there 4 crack repairs in the headjoint that looks like light rings in the black? As for value, I honestly don t know as I ve never seen one of them and you THINK it s wooden but...

Antique Musical Instruments: american standard clarinet, colored material, clarinets
colored material, clarinets, american standard: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I know little to nothing about your clarinet aside from what you say is stamped on it. Is it metal, wooden, plastic or black-colored material? Do you have photos of the instrument? If possible, please email photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baldwin Piano Serial #B55207, baldwin piano, ballpark figure
baldwin piano, ballpark figure, kimball: Dear Dianna, Thank you for using all experts. in regards to your Baldwin piano, are you sure it is a B and not an 8? Also, if the serial number is correct, than the Baldwin would have been built in 1927. If you email me photos of the piano to my email...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baritone problems, right tools, baritone
right tools, baritone, wrong way: Stuck valves are not usually a big problem . . . unless in trying to fix them, they are actually made worse. In other words, with the right tools and techniques, stuck valves can be made to work again properly with a minimum amount of effort. But doing...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosey & co cornet, valve section, assembly department
valve section, assembly department, boosey: The serial number on the bell is the one that is used for dating. Actually, using serial numbers to date horns is an activity of owners after the fact, most companies didn t them in that fashion and often horns were completed in other than serial order, but...

Antique Musical Instruments: bossey and hawkes cornet/trumpet, cornet trumpet, regent street london
cornet trumpet, regent street london, bossey: The history of Boosey and Hawkes is really the history of two companies; Boosey & Co and Hawkes and Son. They merged in 1930. Your horn was made in 1943. You can find more information on these companies, and examples of their instruments on www.horn-u-copia.ne...

Antique Musical Instruments: C.G. Zimmerman AutoHarp, us patents office, auto harp
us patents office, auto harp, antique musical instruments: Hi Marie: As I mentioned, I would contact the owner of that site who is a specialist in these fretless zithers. He is the one who mentioned and had examples of the phonoharp which is at the link I sent you. That zither does have a very similar metal grid....

Antique Musical Instruments: C.A. Smith Piano, c a smith, hi tim
c a smith, hi tim, 1890s: Hi Tim, your piano was built probably in the 1890s or early 1900s. I was unable to get an exact date of when it was built. Its probably worth around $500 - $1,000. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad...

Antique Musical Instruments: Continental Colonial sousaphone, van hees, colonial soldier
van hees, colonial soldier, continental instruments: Continental Music Company was begun by Conn in 1923 as a wholesale division of it s Chicago retail store. Continental instruments are re-branded Pan American models. It sounds like it has been refurbished and buffed before it was relacquered. I don t...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn trumpet, two crooks, slide grease
two crooks, slide grease, rotary valves: OK, we are talking about a horn from the mid 1920 s then. It is hard to exactly envision what is being described, but one other possibility is that the horn was designed to be converted from high pitch to low pitch. That may account for the extra crook...

Antique Musical Instruments: cornet, flower arrangment, boosey and co
flower arrangment, boosey and co, london w1: This horn dates back to the early 1930s. It should be a good horn for your son, assuming it is in good playing condition. About the only thing it may lack is a shiny modern look, which for some students is an important thing. It should play at least as...

Antique Musical Instruments: cornet models., conn instruments, model designation
conn instruments, model designation, interested folks: Charlie, I need more specifics. Are you are referring to only Conn instruments? xxA is a Conn model designation for cornets. As to the approximate years, that is because the maker s never intended the number to be a way for the public to date the manufacture...

Antique Musical Instruments: Dating a vintage Besson tuba, besson tuba, boosey hawkes
besson tuba, boosey hawkes, medals of honor: I can t account for the serial number, but Besson ran several different serial number lists depending on where the instrument was made and what the instrument was. Nevertheless it seems to large for an early horn. BUT the 50 Medals of Honor was a designation...

Antique Musical Instruments: david techler violin 1703, david tecchler violin
david tecchler violin: Hi Hope: First of all I refer you to this article on the AFVBM site: http://www.afvbm.com/strad.htm I know that this is not a Strad but similar treatment applies. If it is indeed a genuine Techler then it is worth a fair amount of money. Take a look at...

Antique Musical Instruments: Eb Alto Horn York, eb alto horn, alto horns
eb alto horn, alto horns, mechanical linkages: The fingering is the same as for the French horn, it just reads Eb music. When they were used in bands, there were Eb horn parts. In fact, there were Eb parts before there were F parts. In modern bands, if there aren t Eb horn parts, Eb alto sax parts...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart, hurricane katrina, andrew beardsley
hurricane katrina, andrew beardsley, elk head: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was started in 1924 by President Andrew Beardsley, as a sister company to Buescher. In 1928, it was merged into Bescher. Buescher then used Elkhart as a tradename. Neither Elkhart nor Buescher are in existence anymore....

Antique Musical Instruments: Euphonium, family friend, woodwind
family friend, woodwind, initials: There were some makers named Paris, but none were CB nor GB and they were woodwind makers. There lots of makers in Paris, thought none that I can think of that would just use those initials. And, it is possible that the instrument was made in Paris for another...

Antique Musical Instruments: evette schaeffer saxophone, proper style, evette
proper style, evette, schaeffer: Hello and thanks for writing! If the saxophone is missing the neck it may be a bit difficult to find another to fit the body which would be the proper style for the register key setup, etc. Do you have any photos of the saxophone? If so, please email any photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Horn, holton horn, trumpet mouthpiece
holton horn, trumpet mouthpiece, trumpet cornet: The mellophones typically have one of two mouthpiece sizes. A smaller one that is roughly the same as the cornet, and the other is about the size of the trumpet. The cup part of the mouthpiece will need to be larger than a trumpet/cornet mouthpiece, in order...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn trumpet, valve slides, high pitch
Antique Musical Instruments: conn trumpet, valve slides, high pitch, cornet

Antique Musical Instruments: david techler violin 1703
Antique Musical Instruments: david techler violin 1703

Antique Musical Instruments: New Washburn Mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: New Washburn Mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson guitar, Gibson LG guitar
Gibson LG guitar: Hi Kay: I am not sure what model Gibson this is. You can send pics to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com Best Jim ====== Hi Kay: I can say pretty sure that this is an LG series guitar from around 1954. If you measure the scale length I could tell you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Heirloom Violin & Ivory Bow, Stradivari-labelled violin
Stradivari-labelled violin: Hi Jennifer: First of all I refer you to this article on the AFVBM site: http://www.afvbm.com/strad.htm Your violin was made or imported by Lyon & Healy and is most likely a German import copy of a Stradivari. Lyon & healy did deal in fine violins...

Antique Musical Instruments: History of a Schumann piano recently purchased, schumann piano, samick
schumann piano, samick, private owner: HI Carol, Good morning, Schumann was also built by Kimball & Samick and could had been built by them with that serial number. It seems that it could had been built in 1986. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd...

Antique Musical Instruments: holton trumpet, three keys, abalone
three keys, abalone, leblanc: The Frank Holton Company was acquired by G. Leblanc Corporation in 1964, so it really ceased being the Holton company. However, Leblanc keep the same serial sequence until at least 1980. But, they never used a leading 0 in their sequence. So, this serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Inherited A. Galiano mandolin, galiano mandolin
galiano mandolin: Hi Caitlin: Galiano was a brand of guitars and mandolins made in the early part of the last century in New York. The company had a connection to Oscar Schmidt Company of NJ. I am not sure if it was actually an OS brand or that OS made it under the Galiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: inheritted, grancino violin, Juzek master art violin
grancino violin, Juzek master art violin: Hi Anne: I basically will not evaluate or appraise a violin sight unseen. for the most part, many violins are not as labelled and really require a practiced in hand inspection. Juzek is still a decent maker of violins. They are sold in the US thru Metropolitamn...

Antique Musical Instruments: J.W. Perry baritone, searching music, ebay
searching music, ebay, mouth piece: It was probably made around the turn of the century, and Pepper obtained his horns from a variety of sources. It is not too unlikely that a modern mouthpiece would fit the horn, which you could get at any music store. However, it would probably play better...

Antique Musical Instruments: Jerome Thibouville-Lamy Clarinet B, antique value, clarinet
antique value, clarinet, lamy: Hello and thanks for writing! Do you have any photos of the clarinet? Any idea if it is Boehm or Albert system? I may be able to help you out in making it playable for a low cost. Feel free to email me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and include photos and I...

Antique Musical Instruments: John Broadwood and Sons Piano, john broadwood, duke of edinburgh
john broadwood, duke of edinburgh, edinburgh co: I am familiar with the Broadwood brand. It is an old enough piano that it would need to be evaluated in person by a qualified technician in order to determine worth. This is one that I just don t feel comfortable giving you a ball park figure because of...

Antique Musical Instruments: La Bar Artiste Wood Clarinet, wood clarinet, student model
wood clarinet, student model, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Without seeing photos of your clarinet I d suggest it s merely a student model with a suggested value of $50+. If you re able to provide photos I may be able to provide additional information. Please email any photos to me at...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy 4 piston tuba, lyon and healy, air leaks
lyon and healy, air leaks, number charts: It is true that a vintage Eb (underline Eb) mouthpiece will make a vintage Eb instrument play better - better intonation and a brighter sound. But, I suspect that it may be something else. The likely culprit would be an air leak. It may be a break in...

Antique Musical Instruments: M & S 12 string mandolin, Menzenhauer & Schmidt mandolin
Menzenhauer & Schmidt mandolin: Hi Steve: I guess there is no label? M&S was precursor of the Oscar Schmidt Company of jersey City, New Jersey. Many of these 12 string mandolins were made later with an OS monogram on the pickguard. I have attached a photo from an eBay auction of a M&S...

Antique Musical Instruments: Maggini violin, Maggini violin
Maggini violin: Hi Deborah: After Stradivari and maybe Guaneri or Stainer, Maggini is one of the most copied violins. Maggini was a maker in Brescia, Italy around the date on the label, however just the fact that it is stamped germany tells me that it is a copy. Even without...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin opinion and possible valuation, de Mureda mandolin
de Mureda mandolin: Hi Aaron: This is a decent mandolin, I believe to be of the Vinaccia school. It might be worth it to take it to a reputable repair person to see what it would take to make it playable. The separation may very well be simple to repair or it may indicate...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin baritione, wurlitzer company, band instrument
wurlitzer company, band instrument, kenosha wisconsin: Can t help with the mouthpiece, but the horn dates to approximately 1917. There is some debate on when the company actually began, but it appears that the main configuration of the company started in 1910. Martin was later sold to the Wurlitzer Company...

Antique Musical Instruments: New Washburn Mandolin, Washburn Mandolin
Washburn Mandolin: Hi Susan: My guess is this is a bowlback mandolin from the turnnof the last century. I can t tell what level of ornamentation, model it is and obviously can t tell the condition. If in excellent condition (all original, no parts missing, no cracks, etc)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Conn`, conn cornet, old conn
conn cornet, old conn, xs4all nl: There is practically no way to determine the model from the serial number. But you can go to either The Conn Loyalist(http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/) or The Conn Cornet list on Horn-u-copia, (http://www.horn-u-copia.net/show.php?selby=+where+instrument%3D%22Cornet%22+and+maker%3D%22Conn%22)...

Antique Musical Instruments: ohio band co trumpet, band instrument, embrodery
band instrument, embrodery, instrument company: REgent was a model name of the Ohio Band Instrument Company which came into existence in the 30 s, it was based in Cleveland, and was headed by F. A. Reynolds. Reynolds established the F.A. Reynolds Co. and Ohio at about the same time The Ohio Band Instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: square piano, john huber, square piano
john huber, square piano, antique instruments: I would recommend contacting a local technician who specializes in antique instruments. The only way to determine value on such a unique instrument is by personal inspection. I would suggest http://www.ptg.org , the official website of the piano technician...

Antique Musical Instruments: tenor saxophone, tenor saxophone, decent shape
tenor saxophone, decent shape, good shape: Hello and thanks for writing! Do you have any photos of the saxophone? Are the pads in good shape? Does it have a case? Is it playable as-is or does it need adjustments? If you re able to provide photos of the saxophone I may be able to help further in providing...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet or cornet, john heald, water keys
john heald, water keys, split water: He established his instrument manufactory and repair shop in 1889, first at 23 Taylor Street, 275 Main Street and 1617 Main Street. Springfield MA, and closed his business in 1927. John died, at age 90, in 1933 With that patent, I assume it has a split...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage brass/silver clarinet, boehm system, antique musical instruments
boehm system, antique musical instruments, satin silver: Hello again! Unfortunately there isn t much information anywhere about the Lacroix company as the Lacroix-stamped instruments were produced by another company and stamped with the Lacroix stamp. I haven t personally seen a metal clarinet bearing their stamp...

Antique Musical Instruments: Washburn style E Mandolin, Washburn style E Mandolin
Washburn style E Mandolin: Hi Ashleigh: This was listed around 1923-24 catalog page. The Style C has a carved top and carved maple back whereas the styles D and E both have flat backs and a flat top with a fold or cant slightly behind the bridge. The back and sides of the style E...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Piano, spinet, best of luck
spinet, best of luck, wurlitzer piano: According to the provided serial number, your piano was manufactured in 1959. The way you can tell if it is a spinet or a small console is to open the lid and examine the keys. If you can see where the wood part of the keys goes directly under the action,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 12 String Mandolin, Oscar Schmidt 12 string mandolin
Oscar Schmidt 12 string mandolin: Hi Richard: I believe that these were made around the turn of the last century into the teens. Bowlbacks are not in serious demand as mandolins in the US and 12 strings are even in less demand. They are difficult to play and many have not stood the ravages...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1886 CONN Cornet, low pitch, valve design
low pitch, valve design, extension tube: The patent is for the Wonder model valve design and the bits and tubing are to switch it from high and low pitch and from the keys of Bb and A. I don t know about the o2, though they usually have markings on the 2nd valve like #1 1/2, #2, or #2 1/2 to indicate...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1907 Holton Special, old arthur, solo horn
old arthur, solo horn, trombones: I agree with 1907 as the manufacture date. That would be a good Pryor solo horn! In Holton s early days, he only had a model name on one instrument - the trombone, the others were simply Holtons. His first trombones were Specials. There are a lot of...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's Bruno Banjo / Mandolin Hybrid, Wurlitzer mandolin banjo
Wurlitzer mandolin banjo: Hi Barry: Mandolin banjos are generally not worth that much in comparison to equivalent all-original 5 strings or tenors. There are exceptions but for the most part these are not in serious demand. they can, of course be fun instruments. Book value for...

Antique Musical Instruments: 32-stringed instument, Ukelin
Ukelin: Hi Sarah: It is a Ukelin, sort of bowed zither. The strings are bowed between those large staples on the upper ened of the instrument and the accompanying chords are plucked with fingers on the lower end.The chord names are written on that rectangular applique...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Saxophone, fancy writing, moreso
fancy writing, moreso, alto saxophone: Hello and thanks for writing! I BELIEVE this saxophone is identical to one I sold last year. If I recall correctly that saxophone went for about $300-400. I d say that your saxophone is considered vintage moreso vs. antique and I d suggest a value anywhere...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Prep mellophone, valve caps, frank co
valve caps, frank co, mellophone: The information on Frank serials is - to be kind - a bit sketchy. http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Franklist.html William Frank (b. 1876 Allentown, PA - 1932 Chicago) worked for Holton. Frank also played French horn in the Chicago Symphony from 1904 til...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trombone, lyon and healy, healy company
lyon and healy, healy company, retail mail: American Professional is one of the tradenames used by the Lyon and Healy company of Chicago. Lyon and Healy were in business 1864-1940. yon and Healy was established as an outlet for Diston instruments, and eventually dominated retail mail order instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trombone, pineapple grenade, toronto dealer
pineapple grenade, toronto dealer, claxton: Darn, I thought I answered this question, I must have forgotten to hit the send button. It probably dates to between to between 1889 and 1900. If there is a circle/pineapple/grenade with a number in it in the engraving, that would be the year of production....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique trumpet, lyon and healy, old english font
lyon and healy, old english font, old trumpet: Well, you ve got me on that one. My guess is that it is a stencil. That is, it was sold by a music store and Art-i-so was the store brand. Have you tried it with a tuner or piano, or something to check its pitch? It does look long in the picture, but sometimes...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin - Augwidele Musikafar, Augwidele Musikafar violin
Augwidele Musikafar violin: Hi Amy: I cannot find anything about this violin either. My theory is that it might have been built for a music store called Augwidele Musikafar. I don t speak Sewdish but I would guess that Musikafar might mean something like music store. Maybe. A couple...

Antique Musical Instruments: age of kimball piano, kimball, serial number
kimball, serial number, sally: Hi Sally, Thank you for expressing an interest into our company.  Your piano was built in 1954 according  to the serial number you gave me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.co...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique fillmore national cornet, henry fillmore, cinn
henry fillmore, cinn, cincinnati oh: John Henry Fillmore was better known as a composer and publisher, but he also had The Fillmore Company, Cincinnati, OH. which was started in business in 1905 as importers of instruments. Other trade names used were Marvel, Norwood, Princess, and Reliable....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique french horns, french horns, double horn
french horns, double horn, allexperts: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I don t know anything about french horns however maybe forwarding your question to one of the folks here can be of some assistance: http://www.allexperts.com/el/French-Horn/ Thanks for writing & good luck! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique saxophone, original factory, alto saxophone
original factory, alto saxophone, serial number: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide photos of the saxophone? Without photos and/or more information directly pertaining to the specifications it s difficult to tell you what a good price is for the instrument. If you have photos of it, please send...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique wooden flute, prague czechoslovakia, hole flute
prague czechoslovakia, hole flute, grenadilla: Hello and thanks for writing! Ebony is basically an older grenadilla which is a.k.a. African blackwood. Do you have any photos of the flute? I m unsure of why you capitalized some words in your question however photos would be helpful to give you some more...

Antique Musical Instruments: A.B.CameronCo upright piano, upright piano, pianos
upright piano, pianos: Your piano was manufactured sometime after 1938. The last available factory number is 50000 and prior to this, the company was producing about 1000 pianos a year. this could put the date of your piano as late as 1944. There is no available information as...

Antique Musical Instruments: B&H 926 Imperial, boosey hawkes, h company
boosey hawkes, h company, ligature: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response. I m not sure exactly what you d like to know about the clarinet and, unfortunately, don t know too much about the B&H company myself. The Boosey & Hawkes company was producing musical...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey & Hawkes Imperial cornet, boosey hawkes, low pitch
boosey hawkes, low pitch, high pitch: Was the picture a part of your original question? If so, I missed it. The horn appears original except for what looks like a patch over the leadpipe. If you plan to sell it, eBay is a good method. You don t need to worry about how much to ask on there...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey & Hawkes "Imperial" silver coronet, piano forum, dear mike
piano forum, dear mike, mike davis: Dear Mike, I do not know anyone that can help. Sorry about that. There s a piano forum that maybe you can ask this question at http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad...

Antique Musical Instruments: brinkerhoff, piano co, player piano
piano co, player piano, exact value: It is difficult to nail down an exact worth because of shifting market conditions and lack of inspection and available technical data. I would recommend having a local technician take a look at it to determine exact value. I can tell you that it was a former...

Antique Musical Instruments: buescher aristocrat clarinet, wood clarinet, brand labels
wood clarinet, brand labels, pawn shop: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response. Additional photos would be helpful in determining some more information for you and you can send them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . From your photo I d suggest that the clarinet...

Antique Musical Instruments: C.G. Conn Trumpet, valve casings, mother of pearl buttons
valve casings, mother of pearl buttons, dish soap: The horn was made in 1927, but I suspect it is a cornet rather than a trumpet. The mouthpiece, if it is what I m thinking of was the Conn Visible Mouthpiece and it was marketed as an aid for establishing the proper embouchure. A good repair service...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cavalier Soprano Saxaphone, satin silver, polish section
satin silver, polish section, silver polish: Hello and thanks for writing! If the Cavalier rule applies to saxophones then your saxophone is more likely a student model made by Conn. Can you provide some photos of your saxophone? That d help me give you some information regarding the key and pitch, etc....

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, sailing ship, clarinet
sailing ship, clarinet, sails: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for not responding sooner! Can you provide some photos of the clarinet? Photos would be helpful in getting more information to you on it. Please send any photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Hope that helps!...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Helicon tuba, valve piston, helicon
valve piston, helicon, ebay: It depends on how you want to sell it. Helicons have one big liablity. They are hard to ship. One the other hand, the market for them is almost exclusively to experienced players. So, that means that the father looking to find a horn for his kid, is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn trumpet, silver work, mouth piece
silver work, mouth piece, ebay: The horns dates to 1929. Its value sounds like it has been compromised by the treatment it has been given. Sometimes, with horns like that the cost of repairs exceed the value of the horn. However, you might still get something out of it by selling it someplace...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet, brass instruments, holton
brass instruments, holton, trumpet: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable on brass instruments so I cannot help you at this time. I suggest sending your question to one of the folks here: http://allexperts.com/el/2049-9/Trumpet/ Sorry I can t be of further assistance!...

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon silver trombone, sentimental value, allexperts
sentimental value, allexperts, trombones: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I know nothing about trombones but I m fairly certain that one of these folks could help you if you still need information: http://www.allexperts.com/el/Trombone/ Sorry for the delay & good luck on your search!...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, conn company, mid 1900s
conn company, mid 1900s, clarinet: Metal clarinets were kind of an experiment in the early-mid 1900s. A few were well made, but most were aimed for the student market. They never were very well accepted. Cavalier is a student line of a Student line (Pan American) of the Conn Company....

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, star of david, clarinet
star of david, clarinet, music teacher: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you take some photos of the clarinet and email them to me? My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Photos would help me give you information (if I can find anything on the manufacturer) and a quick estimate, etc. Hope...

Antique Musical Instruments: conn vocabell 40A cornet/trumpet, cornet trumpet, approximate value
cornet trumpet, approximate value, 40a: The 40A Connqueror was a .468 Bore Long model, produced between 1932- 1941 THe Vocabell was designed (or at least marketed) as a means to add power and the tone of a larger bore instrument by means of a bell that vibrates freely and and in sympathy with...

Antique Musical Instruments: date&time of production, reverse scroll mandolin
reverse scroll mandolin: Hi Beth: Bell Brand is the brand of the tailipiece which I believe was made by the National Music Store (NMS). Your mandolin was made in Chicago by the Regal Company, one of the largest makers of instruments from the 1920s into the 1950s. That particular...

Antique Musical Instruments: F. Jaubert & Cie. cornet, eb cornet, lyon and healy
eb cornet, lyon and healy, jaubert: Monique, Jaubert was a Lyon and Healy tradename, and some of L&H s other brands would say various things; some wouldn t make any mention of L&H, some would be like a by-line, some said distributed by L&H and some referred to L&H as agents. It was all marketing....

Antique Musical Instruments: Flute, silver flute, sure what kind
silver flute, sure what kind, sterling silver: Hello and thanks for writing! For starters your flute is a Boosey and Hawkes . Are you certain that it s sterling silver and not just silver plated? Can you provide photos of the flute? I m not sure what kind of information you re seeking however photos would...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique trumpet, big bands, banjos
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique trumpet, big bands, banjos, engraving

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin - Augwidele Musikafar, professional luthier, antique violins
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin - Augwidele Musikafar, professional luthier, antique violins, german violin

Antique Musical Instruments: B&H 926 Imperial, metal keys, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: B&H 926 Imperial, metal keys, serial number, professional quality instrument

Antique Musical Instruments: brinkerhoff
Antique Musical Instruments: brinkerhoff

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn trumpet, model cornet, heyday
Antique Musical Instruments: Conn trumpet, model cornet, heyday, serial number

Antique Musical Instruments: Flute
Antique Musical Instruments: Flute

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes & son alto sax, octave vent, bad shape
Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes & son alto sax, octave vent, bad shape, anniversary model

Antique Musical Instruments: Lark Clarinet, quito ecuador, china brand
Antique Musical Instruments: Lark Clarinet, quito ecuador, china brand, silver flute

Antique Musical Instruments: Lorenzo Sansone 5 valve fr. horn, valve slides, alternate fingerings
Antique Musical Instruments: Lorenzo Sansone 5 valve fr. horn, valve slides, alternate fingerings, double horn

Antique Musical Instruments: Melodico Brevettato, google search, google
Antique Musical Instruments: Melodico Brevettato, google search, google, player piano

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin
Antique Musical Instruments: Violin

Antique Musical Instruments: flute, adjustment screws, changing colors
adjustment screws, changing colors, student instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I BELIEVE that the Olympian-stamped flutes were all made by Bettoney and are student instruments. Are the adjustment screws on the tops of the keys set in ball-shaped pieces of metal? Is there a patent date on the flute & 2 rollers...

Antique Musical Instruments: G.L. Otterol Clarinet with 2 stars on the bell. #676, progressive manufacturer, clarinets
progressive manufacturer, clarinets, clarinet: Hello again, I apologize for the delay! Here are two photos pertaining to the Otterell (it s Otterell according to the Langwill Index) company: http://foreverwoodwinds.com/otterell_manufacturer.jpg and to touch on the Progressive Musical Instrument Corp....

Antique Musical Instruments: Heymann Keystone banjo, mandolin bros, string banjo
mandolin bros, string banjo, heymann: Hi Mike, Unfortunately, I don t have any expertise with fretted instruments. You might try one of the other experts on the site, or if you re in the New York area, you could try the Mandolin Bros. on Staten Island. They re much more knowledgable than...

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes & son alto sax, piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus
piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus, ok condition: Hello and thanks for writing! Do you have any photos of the saxophone? Photos should help me determine whether or not the neck is originally silver (plated, I presume) or if it isn t a match to the rest of the saxophone. If you have photos, please email them...

Antique Musical Instruments: any information on a "Litz flute" about 1880, litz, ebony
litz, ebony, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I know little to no information on this flute unless you tell more more information about the features on the instrument or email me photos. My email address for photos is info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Hope that helps!...

Antique Musical Instruments: J Hoey/ N. York Flute, chiff fipple, john hoey
chiff fipple, john hoey, antique musical instruments: Hello again, I apologize for the delay! Here is a photo of information via the Langwill Index book on J. Hoey: http://foreverwoodwinds.com/hoey_manufacturer.jpg Aside from that I, unfortunately, know nothing but suggest joining the Chiff & Fipple flute...

Antique Musical Instruments: Jerome Thibouville antique clarinet, charterhouse street, missing keys
charterhouse street, missing keys, ebay: Hello again! You WERE correct - there is a small section of keys missing from the lower joint! ACK! I m unsure how difficult that would be to find again but it does impact the value of the clarinet, unfortunately! Also, unfortunately, the barrel is missing...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Sousaphone, rich tone, approximate value
rich tone, approximate value, tender care: Carl, It dates to the late 1050s. It is probably the model 1250. I also have one of these. They are great playing sousas. They are not as big and ponderous as some of other brands, but have a wonderful command of the register. I don t do evaluations...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lark Clarinet, chinese company, lark
chinese company, lark, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! I m assuming that your clarinet is made of plastic. If it is made of plastic I d suggest it s value between $20-40 or so as Lark is a Chinese company and generally their instruments aren t worth very much. Hope that helps! Thanks...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lorenzo Sansone 5 valve fr. horn, pinky finger, fingering chart
pinky finger, fingering chart, horn player: I would hesitate to guess what you might have, I would suggest that you take it to some proficient horn player and have them check it out. Sansone made a lot of varieties of horns. And, it particularly noted for his Bb 5 valve horns. You may have one...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin d-35, 1972, 1972 Martin D-35 guitar
1972 Martin D-35 guitar: Hi Brice: If this was in excellent condition, book value would be around $2000USD. However, it sounds like this would need some work in order to make it playable.Fret jobs these days (at least where I live) run around $250-350. The cracked bridge presents...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin saxaphone, glenn miller band, martin handcraft
glenn miller band, martin handcraft, tex beneke: Hello and thanks for writing! Please send me photos of your saxophone to help determine estimated value, etc. at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I cannot tell you anything more about the saxophone without seeing for myself whether it s a soprano/alto/tenor, etc....

Antique Musical Instruments: Melodico Brevettato, old piano, ebay
old piano, ebay, right direction: I have to be entirely honest here and say that I have never seen anything that looked like that. This is entirely new to me. You may want to check with http://www.pianoatlas.com or http://www.pianomuseum.org to see if they could provide any additional information...

Antique Musical Instruments: Neapolitan guitar and mandolin, Neapolitan guitar and mandolin
Neapolitan guitar and mandolin: Hi Briar: I do not have any information on the maker of the mandolin but I do have pictures in my file of a bowlback made by Luigi D Ancora. The one i have looks like a lower end, simple maple bowlback. The label on your guitar says that the house meaning...

Antique Musical Instruments: Normancy Clarinet, noblet, ebay
noblet, ebay, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing! Normandy, Noblet & Leblanc are basically all the same company. Wooden Normandy clarinets would be basically a lower-end model Noblet model & Leblanc-stamped instruments are usually more pricey. I d say that the clarinet is worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: Oscar Schmidt Stella Tenor Guitar, Oscar Schmidt Stella Tenor Guitar
Oscar Schmidt Stella Tenor Guitar: Hi Patsy: I assume that you are talking about an original, antique OS tenor guitar and not anything made by the current company. I don t have any book listing value but I would say that a ballpark value for this would be $125-150 in good playable condition....

Antique Musical Instruments: old baritone, lyon and healy, brass instruments
lyon and healy, brass instruments, baritone: Lyon and Healy mostly imported instruments, but for a brief time starting in 1896, they made some of the brass instruments that they sold, and they were proud of them. And, the Own Make euphonium I have plays pretty well. I believe yours dates to 1900-01...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, Lyon & healy bell mandolin
Lyon & healy bell mandolin: Hi Mike: Hubert guessed that it is a a style 5095 tiple that was modified to make it a mandolin. The upside is that the person who did this work chose a tiple that would take the tension of 8 steel strings as opposed to a ukulele. The downside is that this...

Antique Musical Instruments: P. A. Starck and Co. Piano, starck and co, antique musical instruments
starck and co, antique musical instruments, starck piano: Michael, Its probably worth around $500. It also looks like a spinet. We have an upright section of our website at the following link: http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_info/Upright-Sizes.html Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.co...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, piano hi, wurlitzer piano
piano hi, wurlitzer piano, accurate value: The piano was manufactured in 1940. Worth is difficult to determine sight-unseen. It depends on height, condition of the cabinet, condition of parts and action, tone, and many other variables. To take a shot in the dark, I would say somewhere between $200...

Antique Musical Instruments: piano id, kick panel, manufacturer name
kick panel, manufacturer name, pianos: The only way to ID a piano is by manufacturer name. The serial number isn t helpful without it. It is usually cast into the plate (the large heavy piece that holds the strings) somewhere. However, I have run into pianos where it is missing. It might be...

Antique Musical Instruments: Reynolds Piston Valve French Horn, piston valve, french horns
piston valve, french horns, valve body: Reynolds did indeed make a piston French horn. However, they made many more mellophones. And, sometimes mellophones are mistaken for French horns. That serial number would date it to the late 1930s. And, the US would indicate that it was made for military...

Antique Musical Instruments: Smith & Barnes Piano, dear kelly, good afternoon
dear kelly, good afternoon, current value: Dear Kelly, Good afternoon, your piano was built in 1911. If its an upright, its probably worth around $500 and if its a grand, $1,000. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Smith and Barnes piano request for information, current condition, excellent condition
current condition, excellent condition, serial number: According to the provided serial number, this piano was manufactured in 1900. Your piano could be worth nothing up to about $1000 in current condition. It is impossible to narrow it down any further than that without a thorough inspection of the action,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Steinway L, legged variety, pin block
legged variety, pin block, odd case: With a piano such as this, I would highly recommend getting it inspected and appraised by a qualified technician. This is really the only way to tell if there are any peculiarities that might make it expensive to maintain or difficult to regulate. The inspecting...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stultz and Bauer upright, concert pitch, antique value
concert pitch, antique value, stultz: To the best of my knowledge, no modern piano uses a protective netting on the back. I do not know where you can get exact replica of the netting, however, something similar should suffice. It will not detract from the antique value. I wouldn t be too concerned...

Antique Musical Instruments: Tipaldi Brothers Guitar, woodwind family, world war 1
woodwind family, world war 1, ebay: Hello and thank you for writing. Unfortunately I know NOTHING about guitars and am on here (allexperts) to help in the woodwind family. I suggest that you forward your question to one of these experts here: http://www.allexperts.com/cl2/414/Music-Performing-Arts/Guitar/...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, corton, brass instruments
corton, brass instruments, trumpet: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable on brass instruments so I cannot help you at this time. I suggest sending your question to one of the folks here: http://allexperts.com/el/2049-9/Trumpet/ Sorry I can t be of further assistance!...

Antique Musical Instruments: can you tell me anything about this piano?, piano worth, broadwood
piano worth, broadwood, detailed designs: This is lovingly in the most sarcastic way, referred to as a birdcage type piano. These pianos are generally worth more as a desk than a piano. While they generally have beautiful woodwork, sconces, candelabras, carving, etc, it doesn t make up for the...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, mouth pieces, brass instruments
mouth pieces, brass instruments, healy: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable on brass instruments so I cannot help you at this time. I suggest sending your question to one of the folks here: http://allexperts.com/el/2049-9/Trumpet/ Sorry I can t be of further assistance!...

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, barcus berry, violin shop
barcus berry, violin shop, first violin: Hello Susie, I can tell you a little about the instruments, but giving accurate values would be next to impossible without seeing them up close and personal. The first violin you list is probably the most interesting. Joseph Stamps worked in Fort...

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin copy's usefulness., violin 3/4 stainer german
violin 3/4 stainer german: Hi Jim, Violins like the one you describe are generally German in origin, and sometimes Czech. As you suspect, in all likelihood it is a Stainer copy or model (Jacob Stainer, who was a 17th century German maker, never stamped his instruments). If the...

Antique Musical Instruments: value of hacley(chicago&muskegon)piano, johnsonburg pa, piano experts
johnsonburg pa, piano experts, hackley: Hackley pianos were made by the Chase-Hackley piano company in Muskegon, MI. The provided serial number would date your piano to right around the turn of the last century, between 1895 and 1900. This company went out of business in 1930. With a piano of...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage French cornets, artistic engraving, bell flare
artistic engraving, bell flare, pedler: Professional - Wurlitzer, American Professional, Lyon & Healy, Harwood, Pedler, Symphony, Reynolds, Brisson & Cie, Fischer, Holton, York, Farny, Whaley Royce, Sears, Royal, Pollmann, etc. All had versions or models called Professional. Marceoui - I suspect...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage mandolin harp, mandolin harp
mandolin harp: Hi Pat: I seem to get many of these zither questions, probably about 1 a week average. Check out the following two sites for more specific info: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/ http://www.fretlesszithers.net/gz_home.htm Yours is not in very good...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage soprano saxophone restoration, soprano saxophone, soprano saxophones
soprano saxophone, soprano saxophones, octaves: Hello and thanks for writing! I think the difficulty in lower octaves would be because of leaking pads. Have you taken the saxophones in for a COA (clean/oil/adjust)? That would be the cheapest method to ensure proper playability and then decide if you like...

Antique Musical Instruments: W. Stowasser's söhne trumpet, erviti, stowasser
erviti, stowasser, wshs: Wenzel Stowasser flourished from 1860-1945 in Graslitz, Stowasswers Sohn and in 1945 expropriated. You are right the numbers on the casing are simply maker s marks to keep the casings and the pistons together. The valve making department would make them...

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer upright (approx.1950), test sound, piano lessons
test sound, piano lessons, eight months: A lot of technicians simply tune the piano without regard to regulation - the small adjustments that make the piano play correctly. I would call a technician - the one that you are currently using if you are happy with their work and request some regulation....

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer upright piano, wurlitzer piano, dear scott
wurlitzer piano, dear scott, upright piano: Dear Scott, Good afternoon, your Wurlitzer upright was built in 1937. Its probably worth around $300 - $500. In regards to restoration, would you be able to email me photos? My email is: contact@lindebladpiano.com If you have any questions, please...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1901 Ludwig Baby Grand Piano, baby grand piano, cosmetic work
baby grand piano, cosmetic work, good shape: In the case of restoration work, the ONLY way for you to know what it is worth and what the piano needs fixed is to have it evaluated in person by a qualified technician. Without seeing it, hearing it, and feeling it, I really can t tell you either way. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1972 Mathias Thoma Upright Bass, mathias thoma, violin shop
mathias thoma, violin shop, german company: Hi Kevin, Matthias Thoma is a trade name that s changed hands a few times over the years. It was once held by a German company, and is now a Bulgarian one, if I m not mistaken. Back in 1972, they were still German, and that makes those instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Conservatory Bowlback mandolin, American Conservatory mandolin
American Conservatory mandolin: Hi Dieter: These are decent mid-range instruments made and sold by the Lyon & Healy Company of Chicago. Their upper-level instruments were sold under the Washburn brand. Sime American Conservatory instruments are actually quite ornate. In the US, most...

Antique Musical Instruments: alto/treble recorder, treble recorder, recorder group
treble recorder, recorder group, koch: Unfortunately I do not. I suggest checking out 8notes.com as they have message boards/forums there and they should be able to help. If there is no recorder group there, someone from the flute section will be able to help. I am on there as well and there are...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique 11sting mandolin napoli1881, Nicola Calace 11 string mandolin
Nicola Calace 11 string mandolin: Hi Bernard: Can you send me some photos? jimg@paperclipdesign.com Are you sure it only has 11 strings, not meant for 12? Jim =========== Interesting, Bernard. I have never seen a Calace mandolin with that headstock and 11 strings. I suppose that...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique german made? trumpet, valve slides, instrument valves
valve slides, instrument valves, german eagle: Unfortunately, that is not enough information to make any determinations. The mouthpiece is not a reliable source of information. They are often swapped from one horn to another. It is in an European style. If if has no engravings on the instrument,...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique Mandolin 1897, c. h.bohm, waldzither
c. h.bohm, waldzither: Followup: Looks like Waldzither to me. I wish you had sent pics of the tuners -- they resemble those which are also found on some Portuguese guitarras which these may be related to. In any case, the tailpiece has 9 pins which would indicate that the instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin, Menzenbauer and Schmidt mandolin
Menzenbauer and Schmidt mandolin: Hi Leslie: The Schmidt in M&S is Oscar Schmidt and this was a partnership asround the turn of the last century. Most Oscar Schmidt, in fact most American bowlback mandolins are not worth all that much in the instrument market. Oscar Schmidt ran a factory...

Antique Musical Instruments: app.value of Tenor Sax, bundy clarinet, tenor sax
bundy clarinet, tenor sax, france model: Hello and thanks for writing! For starters it s Strasser Marigaux (not Margux). Please send me photos of the clarinet for additional information. You can send all photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I ll respond to you directly via email promptly!...

Antique Musical Instruments: Besson Bell-Forward Euphonium, besson instruments, besson euphonium
besson instruments, besson euphonium, vancouver canada: Trying to determine age of Besson instruments is difficult at best. There are partial serial number lists for trumpets and trombones, but not for other instruments. The dual serial numbers was not uncommon among some makers. The reason for them is that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey & Hawkes Emperor Bb Trumpet, rudy muck, old trumpet
rudy muck, old trumpet, boosey and co: It appears to have been made in 1955. It should be a good horn. Boosey and Hawkes has a long history. They merged Boosey and Co, and Hawkes and Son in 1930. Rudy Muck started making instruments, but after his mouthpieces became so popular, he decided to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boosey&Hawkes sterling silver flute, lip plate, silver flute
lip plate, silver flute, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! Where is your flute marked sterling? My guess is that it s marked sterling on the middle-sized piece on the lip plate (where you rest your lip). Unfortunately if this is the case they re not worth very much, maybe $50 tops via...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Custom Built Trumpet S/N 312605, true tone, corrosion
true tone, corrosion, serial number: It dates to 1916. Buescher used to use the description True-Tone , could that be what you are seeing? I believe the model is 215, although, I haven t seen a 215 but it is consistent with the Buescher Model numbering. I would be interested in seeing pictures...

Antique Musical Instruments: brass instrument: french horn-baritone?, trumpet valves, french horns
trumpet valves, french horns, american inst: Sounds to me like you are describing an alto horn, which looks like this: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Conn/Pan-American-alto-56C.jpg It was made around 1927. They were the dominant mid-voice in bands from the time of the Civil War to several...

Antique Musical Instruments: CGConn LTD Elkhart IND Cornet, usa civil war, patent number
usa civil war, patent number, conn: Couple of problems here. 1) Conn wasn t yet in business during the Civil War 2) The Civil War had been over about 50 years in 1914 3) I don t see that patent number in the Conn list of patents. 4) As stated in the introduction, I don t do evaluations...

Antique Musical Instruments: Champion Silver Piston Chicago Cornet, piston instruments, lyon and healy
piston instruments, lyon and healy, leather satchels: It is very likely that it did not come with a case. Lyon and Healy - the company that sold Champion Silver Piston instruments would have cases as a separate part of their catalog. And, it is also likely that even if it was purchased with a case, that...

Antique Musical Instruments: CONN Coprion Cornet, patent number, army band
patent number, army band, original look: It was made in 1941. I have never heard that about a copper bell, but I ve never tried to refurbish one either. So, I can t give you any advice on that. But logically, I would think that there is some proper method to bring it back to something near its...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn cornet, eb cornet, conn cornet
eb cornet, conn cornet, low pitch: Your horn was made in 1895. At that time Conn was making horn both at his plant in Elhart and also in the old Fiske plant in Worcester. The patent is for the valves he used in his Wonder model. The horns of that vintage were in high pitch or low...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Wooden Flute... UNION LABEL/ MPBP/B&SW, b sw, irish musicians
b sw, irish musicians, sam ash: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you send me a few photos of the flute? I m curious to see what it looks like exactly and can give you more information on it from your photos as well! Can you assemble the flute and provide the overall length (end to end)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet, buckingham, 20th century
buckingham, 20th century: Does your instrument look something like this? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/misc/Buckingham-cornet.jpg The pictured instrument would appear to be newer than 1896 however. The Buckingham instrument I have seen appear to be of 20th Century vintage,...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, silver keys, ebay
silver keys, ebay, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! It sounds like your clarinet is a stencil model where it s stamped with a different brand name than it was made by. Can you provide a few photos of the clarinet? Maybe that would help with identifying some more information about...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, navy band, grenadilla wood
navy band, grenadilla wood, model sound: Hello, which clarinet did you get? The Thibouville or Noblet? (I think it was you who asked about the Thibouville AND Noblet, yes?) Either way I referred you (in your other posting) to a clarinet-knowledgeable friend who can help further! Hope that helps!...

Antique Musical Instruments: Dating a Salvation Army tuba - followup, valve slides, antique musical instruments
valve slides, antique musical instruments, low pitch: The main tuning slide is the main place that it needs lengthening, but all the valve slides need to be extended too. However,they may have enough tubing that no new tubing will need to be added. The easiest way to add tubing is to extend it behind the ferrule...

Antique Musical Instruments: E. E. Ridgely Cornet, vent holes, tuning slides
vent holes, tuning slides, water key: I don t have any information on the maker, but it appears to me that the horn is a bit older than the previous estimate. I would suspect that it is nearer the turn of the 20th century, and it is likely that the original mouthpipe had separate bits rather...