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Antique Furniture: William A. French - Minneapolis Chair(s)
Re: upholstery crooked , not sure what that means? Don t like fabric texture or design, definitely will replace. it isnt straight, the pattern tilts, quick job someone did ? - selling set of 6 and 8 better - Hard to sell set of 4 - correct? - even...

Antique Furniture: 2 imperial pieces
would you post a picture of the label please. use the followup function so the thread will remain intact. thanks. The wood is mahogany veneer and the legs probably sweet gum stained mahogany. for care, buy antique mahogany color Briwax and wax the...

Antique Furniture: antique
table is from the 1930s in walnut color but not walnut wood. wood is probably sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. cant see the condition in the photo but if in good condition would sell around 75$ probably a bedside table or end table. hope this helps...

Antique Furniture: Antique Burlwood Bedroom Set
looks to be from the 20s-30s. pictures are not close or clear enough for me to see the wood grain to help with that but if you sue the followup function and retake a close photo of the grain i might can help there. Burl is a type of pattern in many types...

Antique Furniture: antique rocking chair
it is a nice chair made around 1890-1900. it would cost 100 to have it caned but if you did some reading you could do it yourself. as to condition, it needs some cleaning up, waxing might do it but if not then some work will be involved there. Derby was...

Antique Furniture: Armoire value, Baker Armoire
Baker Armoire : Hi Omar, Your Country French style Armoire value has dipped somewhat in the marketplace with too many examples coming to auction. With a lack of interest in this form as compared in earlier years when many people were using them to house televisions,...

Antique Furniture: Blanket chest
this would be a decorated blanket or cedar chest made around 1915. paint and decoration would be original but it does appear that a gallery is missing from the top--the front post appears to have been cut off flush, often they had a 3-5 inch rise that connected...

Antique Furniture: buffett
oak sideboard made around 1890. oak and oak veneers. looks to have been refinished in the past and the hardware is appropriate replacements. retail in a store at this time 850-1200 if the top is original to teh base. thanks good one. not really...

Antique Furniture: Cabinet
some info in my files but i do not know the source of the info. Kaplan Furniture started around 1904/1905. In 1915 Joseph Charak joined the firm and it was called Kaplan-Charak. That partnership ended in 1919 and Kaplan went on to make fine bench made furnishings...

Antique Furniture: Carved table
very nice, it is from the 20s. recently we restored a table like this, the cost of restoration was 400. customer did not hesitate so to me that set the price for a similar table in good condition. In shops the ones i see are in sweet gum. only once...

Antique Furniture: Childs Rocking Chair
Empire style but not empire period. This appears to be 1890-1900. It would be a childs rocker in excellent condition and would have a retail store price of 350++. I would ask you to do one more thing. take out the screw holding the front of the seat...

Antique Furniture: EastLake style
The first picture of the 4 drawer dresser would not be considered in Eastlake style. It is a victorian style dresser. I would have to see a picture of the drawer joints to pin point the date. I do not see a two drawer dresser??? Generally, two drawer or...

Antique Furniture: Flint and Horner furniture
I now see that the molding is there, sorry about that. could you send a picture of the label please--to my email address as an attachment. It is a nice set, at one point Flint and Horner did not manyfacture furniture but retailed good furniture from...

Antique Furniture: gate table unknown age or typ
i cannot see the edge treatment well in the photo This is a 1920s gate leg table made of sweet gum wood. I would recommend you clean it with mineral spirits then use a dark furniture paste wax only. Briwax is good and can be purchased in a...

Antique Furniture: Harmony House furniture, Harmony House Bedroom furniture
Harmony House Bedroom furniture: Hi Julio, Your pieces appear to be in very clean condition which were most likely made in the 1940 s. Since you did not furnish me with the size of the bed or a photo I can only tell you that the chests have a value of $275. to $350. each. A mirror...

Antique Furniture: Jenny Lind Bed - Double Size
I see no walnut grain here. might be tulip poplar stained walnut, light walnut. to repair the color. first use some shellac and a rag. wipe some shellac on the bare area and wood around where it needs to be colored. this will keep the stain from absorbing...

Antique Furniture: Maddox Table Company (drop down secretary), Maddox Table Company Desk C1940
Maddox Table Company Desk C1940: Hi Linda, My feeling is that the desk was made in the 1940 s. Of course the fact that it has been painted does detract from the value. As for a value in its present condition I feel it would be in the range of $50. to $100. Best Wishes George...

Antique Furniture: Mandel Brothers Chicago Table
You are missing the top of the table. This was a game table . the top would have been two pieces of wood hinged together at the back. under the bottom board there would have been a wood ring attached to the underside of the table. this ring would have...

Antique Furniture: old Peerless console table
this will be difficult to repair. couple of methods. first is to use a wood filler in the center and get it absolutely level with the surrounding area. much like doing dent repair on an auto body. then coat it with shellac, the entire top (after prepping...

Antique Furniture: Paine Dresser
from the 1950s cherry wood by drexel. The paine lable is the store from which it was sold and is not connected with the boston paine company retail 350-400 tops in the secondary market. possibly more if you find a drexel affectionate. thanks for your...

Antique Furniture: Quaint Furniture/Stickley Rocker
mission rocker. From theQuaint series of Arts & Crafts/Mission style furniture made by Stickley Brothers 1902-1915. seat would have been a cushion within a frame, more like an open box about 4-5 inch tall frame or box within which there would have...

Antique Furniture: Refinishing mid century chair
stain does not strip off. stain gets into the wood. even stain that is mixed in with clear coatings and sprayed on with the clear will get into the wood. first, i would not have sanded, i would have used paint remover to remove any clear coating. Now...

Antique Furniture: Roll top desk disassemble help
take out the top drawer and center drawer and see if you can locate more screws. also please use the followup function and send a full view picture of the desk. also send lots of pictures showing where the screws were and anything else you might think...

Antique Furniture: Table
This is a 1900-1915 quartersawn oak library table. I have sold this table in top condition, restored in a darker color, at 775 in the shop. these sell at auction around 300-350 and sell from houses at 200. all depends on condition of the surfaces and veneers....

Antique Furniture: What type of chair is this and Date?
I would like you to send a few pictures of this chair and the post to my email address. send photos as attachments. lots of good clear pics of all surface and joints. seat out pictures from top and underneath. measurements too. thanks this may take...

Antique Furniture: Warsaw Furniture Inlaid Coffee Table
burl wood banding-the speckled part walnut veneer-the dominant wood some of the inlay is of tulip poplar along with other woods that are too small to identify. often wood used in inlay is stained first or scorched in a hot sand box. I have refinished...

Antique Furniture: Antique Commode
It was a great buy. these sell at 200 in shops after cleaning and waxing so you will be able to make a couple of dollars. I am assuming it is an old one which would make it from the late 1800s. I would like to see more photos and at least one from the...

Antique Furniture: Cavalier Dresser, Deco Chest of Drawers c1930's
Deco Chest of Drawers c1930's: Hi Amy, Your dresser appears to have been made in the 1930 s during the Art Deco period. It is not an antique since it would have to be 100 years old to qualify. Personally I would not paint the chest and hide all the beautiful wood. I would have the...

Antique Furniture: Chairs, Chippendale Side Chair
Chippendale Side Chair: Hi Tracy, Your Chippendale style chairs are made of Mahogany and are difficult to tell the exact age without handling them. The value or range for this chair would be $50. to $75. each. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: H.P. Robertson Co. Table, c1912 H.P. Robertson Oak Console Table
c1912 H.P. Robertson Oak Console Table: Hi Richard, Rather than give you the name of a product I recommend that you go on line to search for furniture cleaning and restoration products. As for a value I feel the range for your table would be $275. to $350. Good luck and Best Wishes, ...

Antique Furniture: Jacobean style table?
it has a bit of jacobean design on the apron but we call this colonial revival. it is a sofa table from the 1920s. the top looks like ribbon stripe but i need you to use the followup function and post a good clear close of the wood grain about a foot square...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger 201 Buffet/Sideboard, Biggs-Kittinger Q/A Sideboard
Biggs-Kittinger Q/A Sideboard: Hi Stacy, While your sideboard might have a Kittinger label it was actuality made in the Biggs furniture factory in Richmond, Va. The Kittinger company purchased the Biggs furniture company in 1975 which tells you that your piece was made, post 1975....

Antique Furniture: Kittinger antique, hand painted unique shelf, c1920 Kittinger Cabinet
c1920 Kittinger Cabinet: Hi Caroline, While Kittinger made high quality furniture not all of it is marketable today. Your cabinet was made in the 1920 s and what Kittinger buyers are looking for are the pieces that they made from 1937 to 1990 for the Colonial Williamsburg...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Bookcase ID T-615-3L-D.H-0, Kittinger Office Bookcase c1966
Kittinger Office Bookcase c1966: Hi Keith and Julia, What I can tell you is that your Kittinger bookcase was made in the 1960 s as evidenced by the gold metal label on the inside drawer. The number on the label also tells me that the finish is Dark Heirloom Open Pore finish taken from...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger CW1 Secretary Desk, Kittinger CW1 Secretary Desk
Kittinger CW1 Secretary Desk: Hi Dan, Let me start by saying the CW1 Secretary was manufactured from 1937 to 1990. That is a long production run for a single piece of furniture. It also is an indication that there are more than enough available for sale. As for a selling price,...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Desk, c1920 Kittinger Jacobean Desk
c1920 Kittinger Jacobean Desk: Hi Kurt, Thanks for your detailed description and photo s of your desk. The desk is typical of what the Kittinger Co. was producing back in the 1920 s. It is not a piece most buyers of Kittinger furniture are looking for these days. I feel that the...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Williamsburg Adaptation Buffet, Kittinger WA1017 Williamsburg Sideboard
Kittinger WA1017 Williamsburg Sideboard: Hi Bill, Having dealt in Kittinger furniture for the past 40 years I can tell you that I have never purchased a WA1017 Sideboard for my inventory, due to a lack of interest with today s buyers. As far as a value, I see these sideboards sell in the...

Antique Furniture: Knox Mfg Furniture dining set, Knox Mfg Furniture dining set c1920's
Knox Mfg Furniture dining set c1920's: Hi Stacie, Your dining set was made in the 1920 s. They are obviously refinished which can effect its resale value. The value of your pieces would be, China Cabinet $300. Sideboard $350. Dining Table $325. An average for the chairs would be $45.k to...

Antique Furniture: Oriental sideboard
Jay, My area is in American antiques. To determine age on these type items i have to look in person and even then, the asian trade is better than the european trade at faking age. age doesnt always matter, it is a great looking piece and the back, whether...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair
Probably manufactured at Capital City Chair Company around 1915-1920. Wood is birch and figured birch stained from the factory with a water based or aniline dye to resemble mahogany. as to springs. to test them take one coil, put on a flat surface, slowly...

Antique Furniture: Secretarie dresser, White Credenza with desk
White Credenza with desk: Hi Irene, Your White Credenza looks to have been built in the 1940 s. Pieces of this form are not desirable in today s marketplace. Therefore, in it s present condition I place as value of $125. to $175. Best wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com/...

Antique Furniture: Secretary desk
It of the Empire style due to the scrolls. There are periods called, probably named by auctioneers and called second and third period Empire, Empire revival, and Empire oak. however I personally believe these could be somewhat misleading. I would prefer...

Antique Furniture: Settee
These are fine. Federal style. I cannot tell you from the photos if they are 1840 or 1880 or 1900. We would have to look in person and/or see inside the frame to see what tools were used. as to the wood, buy antique mahogany color Briwax, the toluene...

Antique Furniture: Table restoration
I will need more pictures. The picture of the sanded drop leaf is an oak veneer (should have never been sanded off, if it were to be removed it should have been chemically removed--just for next time)underneath looks like a mahogany veneer. do this for...

Antique Furniture: Value of French provincial style bedroom set, C1950 French Provincial Chest of Drawers
C1950 French Provincial Chest of Drawers: Hi Judith, While I can not tell you who the maker was for your set, what I can tell you is that they are in the Louis 15th Provincial adaption style. Since they are not in the high-end range their value will be somewhat limited. The low chest value...

Antique Furniture: Vanity
the surfaces are veneer, looks like mahogany veneer seeing the ribbon stripe on the one panel facing the camera. Often birch was used in place of mahogany then stained to the cordovan mahogany you see. i would need a much closer picture to see the wood grain...

Antique Furniture: What is it?, Early primitive Chair 17th Century
Early primitive Chair 17th Century: Hi Chris, Yes, you are correct in calling this a chair. It is hard to tell if it is a period piece or a reproduction of a 17th century chair that would have been hung on the wall when not in use. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Gambling Equipment: money boe removal /meaning of type of slot, dana dana, coin tray
dana dana, coin tray, dear mr: Dana, Regarding the coin tray, when you open the back you should be able to slide the entire guts of the machine out of the housing exposing the coin tray. If you can t figure out how to do this take the back off, take a photo and send it to me. I ll then...

Antique Gambling Equipment: occasional sticking, dana dana, problem thanks
dana dana, problem thanks, dear mr: Dana, It s very difficult to address such a question without actually opening the machine up and watching all the parts in operation. With that said I ll give you a few things to consider. Is the chain to tight or to loose? Does the chain appear dry or rusted...

Antique Gambling Equipment: pictures for you see, dana dana, google searches
dana dana, google searches, slot machine repair: Dana, I am not going to be able to trouble shoot the problem you are having with your machine without actually watching the mechanism work. It does sound like the chain may be part of the problem but the issue could be a number of things. Have you tried googling...

Antique Gambling Equipment: BJ Tray, coin tray, true representation
coin tray, true representation, assumption: Hi Will, Your Bill Box and Coin Tray have a value of $275.00 to $325.00. If you have the key and it works you could see $350.00. Value is based on your photo and the assumption the photo is a true representation of the side not visible in the photo. Could...

Antique Gambling Equipment: roulette wheel, B.C. Wells, Roulette
B.C. Wells, Roulette, Old West Antiques: Hi John, B.C. Wills is a well known name in the arena of gambling equipment. They were located at 666 Columbia St, Detroit, MI and acted as a supplier. It s difficult to tell from your photo whether your wheel is the type that sits on top of a table...

Antique Gambling Equipment: gaming catalogs
Hi Jeff, I ve spent 10 years searching the net for gaming equipment catalogs and have never found a site selling them. I own many such catalogs plus early auction catalogs offering gambling equipment. Send me an email (gamblerlukeshort@yahoo.com). Bo...

Antique Gambling Equipment: Antique slot machines
HELLO HEATHER, I VE BEEN TRAVELING WHICH IS THE REASON FOR THE DELAY IN ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS. BOTH MACHINES ARE AFTER 1900 AND AS SUCH NOT IN MY AREA OF EXPERTISE. WITH THAT SAID, I CAN OFFER A BIT OF INFORMATION ON THE PURITAN BELL, ALSO KNOWN...

Antique Musical Instruments: 0ld piano, old piano, repair man
old piano, repair man, upright piano: Dear Janet, Take some pictures of the piano and take the pictures to a couple of stores that sell pianos and talk to the owners. Also find out who does their repair work and show him the pictures as well. The repair man may be able to tell you how...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1850 violin, music store owners, insturment
music store owners, insturment, hopf: Dear Lori, Ask the man at the music store about selling it. Also get the name of the person who does his repair work and talk to him about the insturment. You should take it to some other music stores that sell violins and ask the owners about the...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1881 Banjo, different music, banjos
different music, banjos, banjo: Dear Connie, I cannot tell you anything without seeing the instrument. I suggest you take it to two or three different music stores that sell banjos and ask the owner about it. Also find out who does his repair work and talk to him about it. You will...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1902 Janssen upright, ?mahogany, piano shops, antique piano
piano shops, antique piano, restoration company: To my knowledge, the only appraisal that an insurance company will accept would have to come from a reputable dealer in used pianos. It s my understanding that insurance companies have a schedule for the values of most household items, and I should certainly...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1909 Frank Holton & Co. C L.F., david holton, saxes
david holton, saxes, repairman: Dear David, Holton has been making musical instruments for a long time, and many different qualities. I suggest you take the instrument to a couple of music stores in your area that sell new saxes and ask the owners. Also find out who does their repair...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1910 or 1920 brass sousaphone tuba, valve casings, old furniture
valve casings, old furniture, frank co: That s a cool grandmother! Mine just kept old furniture in her garage. It wouldn t be any older than 1910, since that is when the company was started. The company existed at least into the mid 1940 s. I ve seen a number of Frank instruments, but not...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1910 low pitch sax., low pitch, american professional
low pitch, american professional, saxes: The dealer is Lyon & Healy, and the model is American Professional. And, the serial doesn t have much meaning beyond comparing with other American Professional saxes,as there are no serial number lists for L&H and it appears that they may have run different...

Antique Musical Instruments: my 1913 frank holton and co. trumpet., holton, saxaphone
holton, saxaphone, barbara johnson: There were companies named Schaeffer and Scheffer but neither were in France. As to the trumpet. Holton made good instruments, but they made many models and some are of more interest than others. The 1913 date may be a patent date, which does not date...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's gold plate trumpet, gold mouthpiece, ebay
gold mouthpiece, ebay, key bb: Hi Kevin, When you say a peashooter, do you mean that is it more cylindrical than the modern trumpet? My first thought was that you were describing a true trumpet rather then the hybrid modern trumpet. Does sound like some previous owner was into gold,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's ? Olds silver trombone, patent number, excellent condition
patent number, excellent condition, serial number: I m assuming that 1845 is the serial number and the M may represent medium bore. That would be consistent with the information you were given. That would place it at about 1921-2. I have a WEB page on Olds Trombones, you may want to take a look at it,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1921 MARTIN BBb tuba,three piston front, in satin silver, satin silver, prime condition
satin silver, prime condition, string instrument: The serial number lists for the early Martins are just estimates. Some lists would suggest that it might be even earlier than that. I m not sure I can tell you anything that you haven t already figured out. It always amazes me when I get a hold of one...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1924-1925 Holton Trumpet, professional instruments, holton trumpet
professional instruments, holton trumpet, quality student: In the mid 20 s Holton only made professional instruments, and I don t believe he used model names for his trumpets. Your horn dates to the mid 20s. I have not had any first hand contact with anyone out in LA, so wouldn t be making recommendations. What...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1924 Buescher Grand Trombone?, high pitch, gold wash
high pitch, gold wash, blue magic: Patent = To increase bell metal thickness Patent number: 869619 Filing date: Jul 18, 1907 Issue date: Oct 29, 1907 Inventor: FERDINAND A. BUESCHER Marketed by Buescher as the Split-No-Tone bell It would say True Tone. I would agree on 1924....

Antique Musical Instruments: 1928 Martin Handcraft Trumpet tuning, martin handcraft, mouthpiece
martin handcraft, mouthpiece, pitches: Unless there is some collector out there with the instructions that may have originally, I don t believe you are going to find instructions. You might be more likely to come across an ad that would describe it. But, to switch pitches, the best thing to...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1963 Holton Cornet, professional instrument, holton
professional instrument, holton, serial number: Deanna, I m sorry you aren t satisfied with my answer. If you would bothered to read my intro. you would have seen that I don t do evaluations, and just because you ask for a value does not mean that I m going to change that position. I don t attempt...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1977 Claude Gordon Benge, assembly department, older models
assembly department, older models, long strings: I don t know specifically in Benge s case, why they would have changed that convention. When manufacturing was less automated, the makers would mark the parts of the valve simply to keep the parts together. They were hand fitted and they didn t want them...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Martin Sax, sax player, great shape
sax player, great shape, saxes: I can t tell you what size of sax it is by the serial number, but any sax player should be able to look at it and tell you what it is. (Unless, it is a C Melody, which is more difficult to tell if you haven t been around them.) However, the horn dates...

Antique Musical Instruments: Besson cornet shank & leadpipe, shank, ebay
shank, ebay, dents: Well, basically, the two options are to have one custom made or find one someplace like eBay. Are you just missing the bit or is there more of the horn missing? It might be helpful if you would want to send pictures (kenton@punxypa.com). Vintage horn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brand of brass instruments called Rex, valve trombone, water key
valve trombone, water key, weight oil: The Rex name is associated with two dealers Millard and Bryant and Newell. The sound of any horn, in principle, is pretty simple. Assuming that the horn was originally properly constructed, then good performance is basically dependent on a clear, unobstructed,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher 400 from '55 or so, mid 50s, shank size
mid 50s, shank size, mouthpieces: Mouthpieces are an interesting subject. They are standardized in the sense that for decades they all use the same shank size, so one mouthpiece will fit into any trumpet. (I m assuming we are actually talking about trumpets here, as the cornet shank...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Buescher LP 37 FR, buescher, true tone
buescher, true tone, serial number: The patent was for what Buescher marketed as the Split-No-Tone bell and essential was a way to manufacture a thicker bell. And your horn was built to play at modern pitch. If you can find the serial number on it, you can get a build date from: http://www.musictrader.com/buescher.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buetcher Grand Trombone, raw brass, approximate values
raw brass, approximate values, ebay: It was made in 1926. I think the patent is for Oct 29 07, which is for a technique to increase bell thickness. Is it gold plated or raw brass? As far as selling it, if you provide accurate pictures and description, putting it on eBay is a safe way to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Who can I contact for an Appraisal?, rudy wiedoeft, accurate photos
rudy wiedoeft, accurate photos, raw brass: Donna, Saxophones are really not my area, but I can tell you this much about your instrument. Rudy Wiedoeft was a sax soloist in the early part of the 20th century, and Holton had a Wiedoeft Model saxophone. The Holton plant was in Elkhorn, so it is almost...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart built by Buescher, andrew beardsley, serial number list
andrew beardsley, serial number list, elk head: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company (not to be confused with the Elkhart Musical Instrument Co which was started by Gronert in 1912 and merged with Martin in 1917. ) was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley s death in 1928,...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.A. Reynolds Sousaphone, eb, sousaphone
eb, sousaphone, blue magic: If it is tarnished, I would presume that it is silverplate. So, to clean up silverplate, I use a three step process. I get the worst off with Tarnx, next I use Blue Magic to get it looking pretty good, and then finish it off with Haggerty s silver polish....

Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, 1940s, 1930s
Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, 1940s, 1930s

Antique Musical Instruments: Is this a french horn?, trumpet style, french horns
trumpet style, french horns, mellophones: It almost certainly is a mellophone. Mellophones were generally pitched in F&Eb (as was this Cavalier) with either a long tuning or additional slides to swap out to change pitch. Some even had the ability to tune down to D and C. Cavalier was a student...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henry Pourcell horn, hotmail, lafayette paris
hotmail, lafayette paris, alto horn: Well, that could be a couple of things, but I wonder if you may be describing an alto horn. Pourcelle was a tradename by The Bruno Company, established in New York in 1834. After the turn of the 20th Century, the company began using trade names including:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Brass Trombone, holton horns, mouth piece
holton horns, mouth piece, prettiness: That one goes back to 1914. As I understand it, the Special was the best of the Holton horns until he came out with the Revelations. I ve got a couple of them and they are pretty horns. The trombone makers, White, Olds, etc. were all putting out...

Antique Musical Instruments: jw york and sons french horn, piston valves, mellophone
piston valves, mellophone, rotary valves: A York French horn would look something like this: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1129253834 while a York Mellophone would look something like this: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1107935522 A French horn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Trumpet, martin band instrument company, martin handcraft
martin band instrument company, martin handcraft, wurlitzer company: As noted in the introduction, I don t do evaluations on this WEB site. It dates to 1931. The Troubadour was a narrow bore instrument with a long narrow design. The valves were botton spung and deco type design details popular in the 1930s. The Martin...

Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, rutgers student, musical string
rutgers student, musical string, lafayette paris: I don t know if this will help or not, but The Bruno Company was established in New York in 1834 In 1868, the Company used C. Bruno and Son as its name. After the turn of the 20th Century, the company began using trade names including: Lafayette, Paris;...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question., richards music, martin blessing
richards music, martin blessing, dizzy gillespie: Your cornet dates to 1961. Richards Music Corporation was formed when Paul Richards, bought out Martin, Blessing and Reynolds. Horns from this period are marked RMC for Roundtable of Musical Craftsmen , not Richards Music Corporation. Dizzy Gillespie...

Antique Musical Instruments: tuba, martin band instrument company, wurlitzer company
martin band instrument company, wurlitzer company, band instrument: Your horn dates to 1954. Martin Band Instrument Company was established in Chicago before 1891. In 1906 the company was reestablished in Elkhart, Indiana. It was later sold to the Wurlitzer Company and then purchased by Leblanc and moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Sousaphone, sousaphone, band thanks
sousaphone, band thanks, valve assembly: That s gonna be tough. Are the valves missing? If they are still around, then they might be repairable. But, otherwise, it is probably going to require custom made replacements. And, that would probably exceed the value of the instrument. One other...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Clarinet, flat clarinet, intermediate model
flat clarinet, intermediate model, clev: Hello and thanks for writing! American Standard was produced by the H.N. White company. Here s a link to read some more: http://www.hnwhite.com/Clarinets.htm As for the clarinet itself, it s most likely a student-intermediate model made around the 1950s....

Antique Musical Instruments: American Triumph Art musical Trumpet, pedler, buescher
pedler, buescher, tuning slide: Yep, it is all very confusing. 1894 - After working for Conn-Dupont, Buescher left to start his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. 1904 - Buescher changed the name to Buescher Band Instrument Co. 1916 - Buescher sold...

Antique Musical Instruments: Auto Harp, Autoharp
Autoharp: Hi Linda: You can learn more than you bargained for at this site: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/autoharp.html They do mention International: International Musical Corporation, Hoboken, NJ, c. 1930; the beginning of the Oscar Schmidt era; Schmidt built...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique Clarinet, pitch change, stade germany
pitch change, stade germany, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Do you have any photos of your clarinet? If so, please email any photos to me at: info@foreverwoodwinds.com . How many keys...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique napolitan mandolin, Raffaele Calace mandolin
Raffaele Calace mandolin: Hi Silvia: Raffaele Calace was a composer, virtuoso player and instrument maker. His mandolins are among the best of the Naples-made Italian mandolins. The company is still building mandolins in Naples under the direction of Calace s grandson. Their web...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet, buescher true tone, c trumpet
buescher true tone, c trumpet, low pitch: Have you tried this horn with a tuner to see what pitch it is playing in? A C trumpet is higher than a Bb trumpet, so it would be the shortest. You shouldn t have to add tubing to get it to C. Usually mouthpiece extensions or bits are for cornets not trumpets...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher sousaphone, sousaphone, serial number
sousaphone, serial number, evaluations: As stated in the introduction, I don t do evaluations on this site. Nor can I tell you where to get one fixed in Australia. But, I can tell you that the Oct 07 date is a patent date for their bell construction, though I believe if you look closely, it is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher trombone, screw mechanism, silverplating
screw mechanism, silverplating, gold wash: Your horn dates to 1926. If your horn is a silverplated horn, there shouldn t be any varnish on it, unless someone put some on it aftermarket. If it is just tarnish you are removing from the silverplating, that should not be a problem. If it, in fact, has...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, Temlett banjo, zither banjo
Temlett banjo, zither banjo: Hi Steve: I answered a question about another old banjo by this maker some time ago. 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...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), instrument category, sure what kind
instrument category, sure what kind, trying your luck: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the standard...

Antique Musical Instruments: A.C. Fairbanks Co. Makers, Boston Mass., A.C. Fairbanks mandolin
A.C. Fairbanks mandolin: Hi Keith: There were quite a few makers of bowlback mandolins at the tunr of the last century. Fairbanks was a quality Boston maker who later merged with Vega. Some of their banjos are quite prized. In the US, however, these days, bowlback mandolins...

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmelo guitar, Catania Carmelo, guitar
Catania Carmelo, guitar, Sicily: Catania Carmelo was one of the larger fretted instrument makers in the Sicilian town of Catania. Catania itself was a large area for instrument making and I believe that it still is even today. There is a wonderful site with off-the-beaten track guitars...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn C200 Guitar, Conn C200 classical guitar
Conn C200 classical guitar: Hi Diana: I don t really know that specific model but Conn was a large band instrument manufacturer in Elkhart, Indiana. They imported some guitars during the period from about 1968-78. They were pretty much mid-quality classical and acoustic steel strings....

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Director Clarinet, conn company, ebay
conn company, ebay, question thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. The Conn company was very well-known for producing interesting unibody flutes, superb saxophones and fantastic metal & wooden...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet - Paris, braude, clarinets
braude, clarinets, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! The Romain Braude company was a stencil brand and not much information about the company is known. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another stamps it with their name, logo, etc. Romain Braude...

Antique Musical Instruments: couesnon &cie paris, antique musical instruments, couesnon
antique musical instruments, couesnon, brass instruments: 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: Epiphone Banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi John: I will admit, first, that I never played any Epiphone banjos. And, search tho I might, and look thru all my books and catalogs, I cannot find any specs about the tone rings. This was near the bottom of the line for Epiphone banjos, so it is possible...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone Banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi Dave: Plectrum is a longer scale length than tenors. Yours is a long scale tenor (19 frets). The plectrum version in this picture has 22 frets and probably a scale of about 26 or 27 inches. http://sylvanmusic.com/preview.php?display=1138_img1.jpg ...

Antique Musical Instruments: electric guitar, instrument category, trying your luck
instrument category, trying your luck, string instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Father's antique trumpet, vintage instruments, dance bands
vintage instruments, dance bands, horns: OK, let me separate your question into two parts. The horn is resell-able, but it is not worth refurbishing. By that I mean that you probably won t appreciate the value of the horn by refurbishing it. In other words, the cost of repairs will be more than...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), string banjo, long island ny
Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), string banjo, long island ny, long island

Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, string banjo, length of time
Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, string banjo, length of time, strand

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, mike corrigan, monetary value
Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, mike corrigan, monetary value

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, beginning band, alto saxophone
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, beginning band, alto saxophone, engraving

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, drum head, drum kit
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, drum head, drum kit, lugs

Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, calypsonians, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, calypsonians, ebay, accoustic instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, alto saxophone
Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, alto saxophone

Antique Musical Instruments: Gigson Les Paul Recorder guitat., gibson les paul, paul recorder
gibson les paul, paul recorder, gigson: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the...

Antique Musical Instruments: H. Bettoney silver clarinet A 4175 N, boston usa, sterling silver
boston usa, sterling silver, mouthpiece: Hello, thanks for writing and I apologize for the delay in my response. Does the bell (flared part on the bottom) unscrew? Does the clarinet come apart into 4, 3 or 2 pieces (not including mouthpiece, etc.)? eBay is always an ideal place to list things as...

Antique Musical Instruments: H A Weymann, Weymann concert zither
Weymann concert zither: HI John: It is a concert zither. You generally play with finger picks and play the melody on the fretboard and use the unfretted strings for bass and chordal accompaniment. They are color-coded so you can find the correct one when you need it. If you are...

Antique Musical Instruments: HOPF ORIGINAL, mother of pearl inlay, sized violins
mother of pearl inlay, sized violins, hopf violin: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. No photos loaded in here but if you d like, feel free to email me photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Your violin is 4/4 (a.k.a....

Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, John E. Dallas banjo
John E. Dallas banjo: Hi Doug: I don t come acorss too many of his instruments sicne I am in the US. You might have come across this site on banjo-ukes that Dallas made. There is some biographical info there. http://freespace.virgin.net/dennis.taylor/Page_26_dallas_banjo_ukulele.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, quality maker, brua
quality maker, brua, mouth piece: Brua Keefer of Williamsport, was the quality successor to quality maker Henry Distin. It dates to 1919. You would probably be more impressed with a Keefer baritone. Their horns were all top notch, but the nature of trombones have changed more dramatically...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kimball Upright Piano, kimball upright piano, instrument experts
kimball upright piano, instrument experts, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I don t know much at all about pianos but suggest checking eBay or contacting other fellow antique musical instrument experts from allexperts as maybe one of them can help! Good luck on your search!...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Tempo Oboe, king tempo, selmer bundy
king tempo, selmer bundy, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing. King was one of those companies that was well-known for producing great saxophones and metal clarinets but aside from that they were questionable. Your oboe appears to be identical to a Selmer Bundy (I think King flutes were also...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, selmer, tradename
selmer, tradename, lyons: I believe that Monarch was simply a tradename for the Lyons Company. I believe that the Lyons company was aimed at the student market. Lyons imported some of their products from the Czech Republic and some were reportedly Conn stencils. The company was...

Antique Musical Instruments: A lecomte & co.instrument just sold on ebay, french horn section, piston valves
french horn section, piston valves, antique musical instruments: 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: ly0n & healy trombone, lyon and healy, healy company
lyon and healy, healy company, serial number list: The Lyon and Healy company was victim of several fires, so there are no records to base any kind of serial number list upon. Additionally, it appears that they may have had more than one method of numbering instruments, so they may not be something that could...

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon & healy trombone, gold wash, gold plate
gold wash, gold plate, chicago usa: L&H would put gold highlights and gold wash on bells, but at least according to my 1894 catalog they didn t offer any fully gold plated instruments. They brought out their flagship the Own Make model in 1896, and it would seem that if they had any goldplated...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, American Conservatory bowlback mandolin
American Conservatory bowlback mandolin: Hi David: The headstock is exactly the same shape as is the pickguard and the inlay on the pickguard. In the catalog, the outer purfling looks a little wider and there is a butterfly inlay on the headstock instead of a star. Often catalog illustrations...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin and Banjo Mandolin, Gibson J-200
Gibson J-200: Hi Chris: I can t help you on the mandolin. I would hazard a guess that it is from Catania, Sicily -- one of the main centers of instrument making. Gibson J-200s are very desirable guitars. My VG Price Guide 2008 (new one is out soon, so this may even...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, Weymann, mandolin-banjo
Weymann, mandolin-banjo: Hi Jon: I have a Weymann mandolin banjo, one of the ones with a very small 7 head. I believe they would have been produced in the teens and twenties of the last century. If you are asking if the Weymann Company (made in Philadelphia) is still in existence,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal clarinet, clarinet, hoosier
clarinet, hoosier, 1920s: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Your metal clarinet was produced sometime between the 1920s-1930s and they re usually worth about $50-150+ depending on overall...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal / Steele Clarinet (Mom's Clarinet), marsh usa, beginner model
marsh usa, beginner model, great shape: Hello, sorry for the delay in my response! If you choose to play the clarinet (or know of someone who would put it to good use) I d suggest having it worked on/repadded and made playable to enjoy it as your mother once did. Personally I always think that musical...

Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, marimbula
marimbula: This looks like a tourist bass thumb piano. I know you don t want o sell so I would say the value was about what you paid for it. I would wager that it is more of a collectible than a musical instrument, something to decorate your rec room in the 1950s...

Antique Musical Instruments: Needs some info on my violin, Stradivarius labelled violin
Stradivarius labelled violin: Hi Tracy: As you mentioned it is likely a copy of a Stradivari violin. Please read the following for some perspective: http://www.afvbm.com/strad.htm Thanks for the photos. From what I see there is also a bass bar side top crack repair. Most likely the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Steel Guitar, MSA sidekick pedal steel guitar
MSA sidekick pedal steel guitar: Hi Daniel: I am no expert on these but you can learn a lot just from this thread on steel guitar forum: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/24552-hey-pedal-steelers-whats-your-take.html Here are a few more links: http://www.b0b.com/...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, instrument category, trying your luck
instrument category, trying your luck, musical instrument: Hello and thanks for writing. I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about pianos. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the standard musical instrument category - maybe...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, silver flute, maure
silver flute, maure, serialnumber: ARGH! Apparently there isn t anything in the Langwill Index book referring to your flute, unfortunately. Fortunately, however, this link seemed to be the most helpful which linked the manufacturer to being Martin, etc. Link: http://test.woodwind.org/oboe/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=3193&t=3193...

Antique Musical Instruments: pedler wooden clarinet, serial records, clarinet
serial records, clarinet, 1950s: Hello, I d suggest around the same time frame for the time of your clarinet s date of manufacture. I believe Pedler was more common around the 1950s-1960s and they produced clarinets of ebonite, ebonite w/ metal inner sleeve, wood and metal. Hope that helps!...

Antique Musical Instruments: sale, haynes flute, antique musical instruments
haynes flute, antique musical instruments, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! The headjoint thing is referring to the piece that s round that connects to the metal tubing of the headjoint (hard to explain). As for selling the flutes, etc. I d recommend listing them all on eBay. I sell things for other people...

Antique Musical Instruments: Another Regent by the Ohio Band Co., mid 1940s, reynolds reynolds
mid 1940s, reynolds reynolds, band instrument: Information we have on Ohio Band Instrument Company wasthat it came into existance in the early 30 s, based in Cleveland. It was headed by F. A. Reynolds. Reynolds formed his own company in 1936. It appears that the company lasted until the mid 1940s...

Antique Musical Instruments: superb mayfair banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi Cindy: House of Stathopoulo was the original name for the Epiphone Company, Stathopoulo being the surname of the founder. It sounds like your may be an older version of the Mayfair banjo or a transitional one. According to my Epiphone book, the Mayfair...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone, philadelphia print shop, pepper company
philadelphia print shop, pepper company, turn of the century: The Pepper company started as a Philadelphia print shop in 1845. Your horn comes from around the turn of the century. Pepper both made instruments and also imported them, until 1910 when he quit manufacture and simply imported. The company went bankrupt...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Mandolin, Vega, mandolin
Vega, mandolin: Hi Scott: I believe this may be from around 1918 -- at least that seems to correspond to the serial number list I have. Hard to make any determination without at least seeing some pics. Vegas are generally nice instruments with great sound. Some of...

Antique Musical Instruments: I just got a vintage mandolin..., American Conservatory bowlback mandolin
American Conservatory bowlback mandolin: Hi David: You posted a picture of two rather cheerful looking people in what looks like a doctor s office, but no mandolin. I will email you for more pics and then answer. Jim =========== HI David: Thanks for the photos of your mandolin. I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: viola price, student viola, Gibson viola
student viola, Gibson viola: Hi Tony: Gibson made string instruments for a short time in the 1940s. This was during World War II when German imports were curtailed. I have a Gibson violin from that period and it is a decent instrument but I only paid about $200 for it quite a few...

Antique Musical Instruments: Zimmerman Mandolin 1812, Zimmerman mandolin
Zimmerman mandolin: Hi Roman: First of all, where did you find the date on this mandolin. Are you sure that it is 1812? There was a German comapny called Zimmermann but they were established later. There is a thread with info on Julius Zimmermann company of Markneukirchen,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 16 string ?, 16 string mandola
16 string mandola: Hi Robert: Everything is worth something to some person somewhere. :-) There are some collectors of oddball instruments who would be interested in this instrument. IMHO I would say it is made by an amateur woodworker who had some skills. OTOH he didn t...

Antique Musical Instruments: 5 string banjo, Windsor Popular banjo
Windsor Popular banjo: Hi Geoff: Lots of info here: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit4.htm and here: http://www.zither-banjo.org/pages/windsornew.htm I am no expert on British banjos so will bow to the experts on those sites. You can probably write directly to them...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique trumpet, silver trumpet, pawn shop
silver trumpet, pawn shop, bachman: The few references I find to the name that sounds, Bachman; were all spelled with a double n . York, Vega and Kenny all had patents issued in July of 1910. So, they would possibly be the place to start to see if their instruments, look similar. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buffet Bb Clarinet, chicago symphony orchestra, buffet clarinet
chicago symphony orchestra, buffet clarinet, kaspar: Hello and thanks for writing! Please provide either photos of the clarinet or additional information regarding whether it s plastic, wooden, metal, etc. If you are able to provide photos, please send to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Your measurement just refers...

Antique Musical Instruments: bowel back mandolin, bowlback mandolin, celluloid pickguard
bowlback mandolin, celluloid pickguard: Hi Dave: I have a picture of a very similar mandolin in my files but that too is unidentified. The bowlbacks made by the Samuel Osborn Company of Chicago have a very similarly-shaped pickguard, but are not celluloid and the inlay in the pg is different as...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, Bruno 12 string mandolin
Bruno 12 string mandolin: Hi Marianne: C. Bruno was a rather large NY musical instrument distributor from later 1800s into at least the mid-20th century. As far as I know, they did not make their own instruments but had other manufacturers make them. I would say that the mandolin...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, school musician, carl fischer
school musician, carl fischer, antique musical instruments: Hello again and your welcome! Yes, the value would go up if your clarinet were playable. I d be willing to overhaul your clarinet for you if you d like to email me for a quote. My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Thanks and Happy Holidays! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer instrument, carl fischer, available records
carl fischer, available records, euphonium: Carl Fischer has a long history as a dealer in instruments, and obtained them from a variety of sources. Late in their instrument dealing career (1940-1970s), they bought the York company and manufactured their own. There are no available records of their...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, clarinet, top of my head
clarinet, top of my head, 1950s: Hello and thanks for writing! Any idea whether your clarinet is plastic, ebonite (brownish-black) or wooden? Off the top of my head I d say your clarinet was made around the 1950s but photos may be able to help me date it. If you re able to take a few photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone 4-string banjo, Epiphone Recording Deluxe banjo
Epiphone Recording Deluxe banjo: Hi Fritzi: I doubt that any insurance company would take whatever I say as a basis for insuring your instrument. Most require a written appraisal. Most vintage dealer can supply you with an appraisal. Bernunzio mentioned above is one. Gruhn.com will do...

Antique Musical Instruments: FENDER 4 STRING ELEC MANDOLIN, Fender electric mandolin
Fender electric mandolin: Hi Alan: Definitely a cool instrument. Approximate value is $3000-4000. Strings: Fender makes a set of nickel-wound steel strings: http://www.juststrings.com/fnd-2250.html Or you could try D Addarios: http://www.juststrings.com/dad-js74.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holtn/Rudy Wiedoeft Model, eb, brass instruments
eb, brass instruments, holton: I should remind Roberta that as it states in the introduction, that I am here to respond to questions about brass instruments, which a saxophone is not, also in the introduction I stated that I don t do evaluations. And, lastly, she simply asked for feedback...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, late 1800s, early 1900s
Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, late 1800s, early 1900s, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: JTL euphonium
Antique Musical Instruments: JTL euphonium

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, ludwig, trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, ludwig, trumpet, dad

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, intonation, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, intonation, mandolin, 1918

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, mandelin, martucci
Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, mandelin, martucci, severini

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, sparta ohio, slack
Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, sparta ohio, slack

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, set pieces, mouthpiece
Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, set pieces, mouthpiece, confusion

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Bernette Clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Bernette Clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, scandalli, wood model
Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, scandalli, wood model, admirer

Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, tiny key, thrift shop
Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, tiny key, thrift shop

Antique Musical Instruments: How do I find the age and value of an old clarinet, bundy clarinet, serial number
bundy clarinet, serial number, cork: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your clarinet plastic or wooden? The serial number should be on the bottom of the largest pieces by where the cork is. Please get me additional information so I can provide more accurate information. Please email any photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: flute, marque de fabrique, reddish hues
marque de fabrique, reddish hues, african blackwood: Aha! I just noticed the picture there! Your flute appears to be ebony with either an ebony or rosewood headjoint. Ebony/African Blackwood/Grenadilla wood and Rosewood, I ve heard, come from the same tree and that explains the reddish hues in some ebony, etc....

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson 1916 Harp Guitar, Gibson style U harpguitar
Gibson style U harpguitar: Hi Cheryl: Book value of these harp guitars in excellent condition is somewhere around $6,500-7,500. Yours is a model U harp guitar. These were not the most common of Gibson guitars and were quite expensive at the time. Lots of info on Gibson and harpguitars...

Antique Musical Instruments: Haynes D flat picc, overhaul shop, scale response
overhaul shop, scale response, information thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I may be able to recommend a good shop for you depending on your location and your ideal price range for a full overhaul, etc. It may be easier for you to contact me directly at info@foreverwoodwinds.com for additional information....

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Hileron Cornet, gorham co, late 1800s
gorham co, late 1800s, early 1900s: There is no documentation on a company by this name, so it seems likely that it is a tradename rather than an actual manufacturer. There was a company in Worchester, Mass. named, Gorham & Co. that sold them. By the style of their horns, they were made in...

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes and son clarinet, flat clarinet, boehm system
flat clarinet, boehm system, finger key: Hello and thanks for writing! It sounds like a full-Boehm system clarinet with articulated G#. I haven t seen many clarinets with this setup however I believe they were referred to as professional instruments. Unfortunately I don t know anything more about...

Antique Musical Instruments: JTL euphonium, pere pere, frere aine
pere pere, frere aine, paris new york: The Thibouville family businesses started in Paris in 1860 s producing all wind and string instruments. The Thibouville family included Martin, Eugene Adrien Camille, Jerome, Andre, and Louis. And associations including: freres , frere , frere aine ,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer trombone, tenor trombone, williamsport pa
tenor trombone, williamsport pa, quality instruments: The Keefer company formed in 1909 made excellent quality instruments until the early 1940s. After that there were some instruments with the Keefer name but they were stencils of lessor quality. Brua Keefer bought out the Distin company and built the Keefer...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, model name, trombones
model name, trombones, ludwig: Ludwig marketed bugles for a while, and they also sold a number of instruments (trumpets, cornets, trombones, mellophones, sousaphones, etc. For a while, during the depression Ludwig was owned by Conn. The St. Louis is confusing though. I suppose St....

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, Lyon & Healy bowlback mandolin
Lyon & Healy bowlback mandolin: Hi Marcia: Yours is a simple but sturdy bowlback. Lyon & Healy was one of the largest music manufacturers in the US at the time. Their upper-edn line was the Washburn instruments. Yours was probably a decent midrange instrument. Just a rough guess on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Mandolin Model C No. 602, Lyon & Healy Style C mandolin
Lyon & Healy Style C mandolin: Hi Patricia: The carved series (model A, B, and C) were generally made by Lyon & Healy from 1918-1925 or so. Around 1925 the C was also called the Aristocrat but had a different headstock. I think from the serial number, yours may be an earlier one. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mizmar Instrument, historical information, origins
historical information, origins, wikipedia: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I d never heard of a mizmar prior to your question. This is about the best I could find on information pertaining to the instrument: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizmar_(instrument) I d suggest trying to find...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, Luigi Ricca mandolin
Luigi Ricca mandolin: Hi Agnes: You are indeed in luck!! I am a world-renowned expert on this very maker. :-) Seriously, tho, I have had an interest in Luigi Ricca, an Italian manufacturer in New York City. In fact I have some scans online of an original catalog showing the...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, E. D. Son mandolin
E. D. Son mandolin: Hi James: Interesting... I found a reference on mugwumps.com to a banjo tailpiece designed by Eleanor D. Son of Utica, New York in 1894. After checking thru Google I found the patents for 3 tailpieces: 1894: http://www.google.com/patents?id=YudhAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&dq=Eleanor+D.+Son#PPA1,M1...

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, vintage instruments, eb
vintage instruments, eb, cornets: I m not sure what your question is about shanks. The shank is the part of the mouthpiece that fits into the instrument. Over the years there have been many different sizes of fit. Currently, they have been reduced to what amounts to French horn shank,...

Antique Musical Instruments: "New York" guitar, robert ashton, york guitar
robert ashton, york guitar, struments: Hi Bob: This is a tough question. I have found some indication of a New York brandname used by the Bruno Company of (you guessed it!) New York City. On the other hand, I also found an 1886 patent by Robert Ashton Macready (also of New York) for a tailpiece...

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Clarinet #2024, information on the clarinet, noblet clarinet
information on the clarinet, noblet clarinet, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your clarinet metal or black (wood/plastic/ebonite)? Can you provide photos of the clarinet? I have additional information on the clarinet for you but will need more information from you to provide accurate information. Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: Very Old Conn Coronet, bach mouthpiece, old trumpet
bach mouthpiece, old trumpet, tuning slides: It goes back to 1914 back before the time that Conn assigned model numbers to his instruments. And, it was obviously designed to play in several keys. Bb and A most likely. And possibly high/low pitch and possibly C as well. Sometimes those tuning slides...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Italian Guitar, Giuseppe Quaglia guitar
Giuseppe Quaglia guitar: Hi Hugh: Thanks for the additional photos. Those help. I have a few, rather nice looking photos of some bowlback mandolins with labels from Giuseppe Quaglia. You may be right that he just sold them tho he does say on the guitar label (and one mandolin label...

Antique Musical Instruments: How old is my clarinet and how much would it cost?, couesnon, clarinet
couesnon, clarinet, thanks a bunch: Hello and thanks for writing! Do you by chance have photos (or can you get photos) of the clarinet? If so, please send them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Is the clarinet metal or wooden? If you re unable to get photos to me of the clarinet, can you...

Antique Musical Instruments: counter weight, old conn, question thanks
old conn, question thanks, quick reply: The counter weights - in addition to those that were sold with the horn - were also an after market item. So, I don t think that it provides much in the way of a clue. If you want to send pictures to me at Kenton@punxypa.com, possibly I can see other clues....

Antique Musical Instruments: The Pedler Clarinet, clarinet player, style bands
clarinet player, style bands, jewish name: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Your clarinet is what s referred to as the albert system of key configuration. This particular key configuration is favored...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano value, ivory keys, piano value
ivory keys, piano value, thanks in advance: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize but I do not know anything about pianos. I suggest contacting some of the folks here as they seem like they d know a little bit about them: http://www.allexperts.com/el/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/ Thanks for writing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Bernette Clarinet, bernette, ok condition
bernette, ok condition, quality instrument: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Would it be possible for you to get photos to me as soon as you can? I ll look up the manufacturer in my book and see if I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pitt Brand Professional metal clarinet, stencil sheet, clarinet
stencil sheet, clarinet, email: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. I believe that the Pitt brand clarinet was a stencil brand. Stencil is referred to when one company makes something and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Revere Stradolin trombone, pawlo humeniuk, ukrainian immigrant
pawlo humeniuk, ukrainian immigrant, elkhart indiana: I have no definitive information on the Stradolin instruments, but my suspicion is that they were sold by the Humeniuk Bros of New York City. Pawlo Humeniuk was a Ukrainian immigrant who built musical instruments in New York, primarily violins. The...

Antique Musical Instruments: Reynolds Flute, reynolds co, elkhart indiana
reynolds co, elkhart indiana, mfd: Hello and thanks for writing! Would it be possible for you to get a photo of the flute to me via email? If so, please send photo(s) to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Many of the old Reynolds flutes were manufactured by the Gemeinhardt company in Elkhart, Indiana....

Antique Musical Instruments: Rudall Carte Clarinet, nickel silver keys, boosey and hawkes
nickel silver keys, boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes: Hello again & your quite welcome! I believe most Made for Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. instrument WERE actually manufactured by the Boosey & Hawkes company however I ll double-check that for you later on today to be certain. From the test you mentioned doing,...

Antique Musical Instruments: radio harp, Radio harp
Radio harp: Hi Pat: The company sort of exists under the auspices of the Oscar Schmidt Company. I say sort of, since most of their instruments these days are imported and art mostly mandolins, guitars, ukuleles and autoharps. You can read about Radio harps on this...

Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, ebay search, google search
ebay search, google search, scandalli accordion: Hello and thanks for writing! That s ONE interesting accordion! Neat! I just did a google search and found the email address to email the company directly : scandalli@scandalli-soprani.it . While doing a quick eBay search it shows that Scandalli accordions...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stella Mandolin, Stella mandolin
Stella mandolin: Hi Joe: Stella was originally a brand of the Oscar Schmidt Company of New Jersey. They made bowlbacks and flatbacks with that name. The name was purchased by the Harmony company around 1939 and they made instruments into the 1950s and 60s with that brand....

Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, metal protector, student flute
metal protector, student flute, silent auction: Hello and thanks for writing! Is there any other writing on the flute such as USA or a location of manufacture? I believe Supertone was a stencil brand (where someone made it and someone else stamps it) but don t recall off the top of my head who made it....

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone, antique expert, brass instruments
antique expert, brass instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Unfortunately I know nothing about brass instruments and I recommend you contact another antique expert on here to find information...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, professional instrument, beginning band
professional instrument, beginning band, instrument company: In a word, yes. I m assuming that it is in relatively good condition, and refurbishing it is going to require seriously reconstructing. One factor that may be a consideration is whether it plays at modern pitch. It is likely that it may be already or...

Antique Musical Instruments: tuba, different shapes, perfect shape
different shapes, perfect shape, york case: The horn dates to the late 1920s. The value of the horn would depend on a number of things. Being in excellent condition and having a case enhance its value. Many of the York tubas are well respected. However, it would also depend on what size this tuba...

Antique Musical Instruments: Value Of Player Piano, player piano, piano
player piano, piano: Hi Randy, Could you try to find the serial number of the piano - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. Also, without seeing any photos of the piano or knowing the condition, it is hard to tell. If the player piano still works it may...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage clarinet, long silver, student model
long silver, student model, anythign: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you take a few photos of the clarinet and mouthpiece to send to me? If so, please send to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I m willing to bet that the clarinet is a student model manufactured by the Bettoney company as they re...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wheelock piano, jason robison, wheelock
jason robison, wheelock, onesti: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I am not knowledgeable on pianos. I suggest pasting your question to one of the experts at the following links: http://allexperts.com/ep/650-105967/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/Jason-Robison.htm http://allexperts.com/ep/650-103428/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/Ralph-Onesti.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: worth of Orpheum No 1 banjo, Orpheum banjo
Orpheum banjo: Hi Sherry: Orpheum banjos were made by Rettburg and Lange. Later on Lange went on to make Paramount banjos. Some of the value depends on whether it is an original 5-string or a 4-string (tenor of plectrum). I hesitate to give you a value because I know...

Antique Musical Instruments: York Cornet, model cornet, school band directors
model cornet, school band directors, low pitch: Hi Jay, Some of my best friends are percussionist middle school band directors. . . well my son-in-law is anyway! I would say that this is a horn of interest, and is worth restoring. I would make sure that your repairman understands that this is a restoration...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Flute, sterling silver rings, 10th hussars
sterling silver rings, 10th hussars, ludgate hill: Hello and thanks for writing! I assume that the overall length of the flute fully-assembled is around 28 long. Here s some information pertaining to your flute s manufacturer courtesy of the Langwill Index: Rafael Dressler - 1784-1835 : Woodwind Instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Flute, buescher, time mark
buescher, time mark, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing! I know that the True Tone saxophones and clarinets are supposed to be pretty good but I m not sure about the quality of their flutes. Could you email me some photos of the flute to info@foreverwoodwinds.com ? Photos would help...

Antique Musical Instruments: Appraisal VEGA Professional 4 string, VEGA Professional Tenor banjo
VEGA Professional Tenor banjo: Hi Art: I could not really give you a fair value for this. I saw one on craigslist recently for $900. Elderly Instruments had one that was priced at $1495: http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/80U-2126.htm This site had one for $1100: http://www.authenticguitars.com/Sales/1929VegaTenorBanjo/1929VegaTenorBanjo.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet, noblet paris, ebay search
noblet paris, ebay search, model condition: Hello and thanks for writing! The model of your clarinet (based on your info) is a Normandy made by Noblet. As far as I know the Normandy model is the student line by Noblet (ex. Normandy Resotone, etc.). According to a quick eBay search, your clarinet s worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique ukulele/ukelele, Ka-Lae ukuleles
Ka-Lae ukuleles: Hi Teri: A quick search came up with this from the Kamaka Ukulele site: From 1940 to 1946, Johnny Lai was given permission by Sam Kamaka Sr. to use the Kamaka factory on evenings and weekends when business was closed. Lai used the name Ka-Lai on the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bb Clarinet, french craftsmen, country affiliation
french craftsmen, country affiliation, selmer bundy: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately the Century brand is a Chinese-made instrument and I wouldn t trust it in the durability department whatsoever! Many instrument repair shops wouldn t work on such an instrument as the replacement parts are hard to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston Trumpet, t effect, mickley
t effect, mickley, quality instruments: Dave, What was reported on Horn-u-copia was that the seller of the horn pictured believed that it was a Frank stencil. However, IF the Boston serial number lists are accurate regarding your horn it would date to 1887, which would be too early for Frank...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bradbury Mandolin - a Vega?, Bradbury mandolin, Vega cylinderback mandolin
Bradbury mandolin, Vega cylinderback mandolin: Hi Jim: Does your mandolin have what is called a cylinder back -- sort of cylindrical bulge down the center of the back? It definitely resembles a Vega cylinder back mandolin style 202, assuming the back is mahogany. I have seen pictures of another Bradbury...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, intonation problems, buescher
intonation problems, buescher, cruise ships: Brady, I don t usually answer questions on saxes, but I will tell you a bit about your sax. Your horn dates to 1914. Many consider the Buescher saxes from the late 1920 s to the 1950s to be among the best saxes ever made. Most early saxes had intonation...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Buescher Grand Model L Slide Trombone, two crooks, low pitch
two crooks, low pitch, grand model: By the serial number your horn was made in 1914. The friction fit connection between the bell and slide and the lack of a slide lock was normal at that time. I have a 1932 Olds that still didn t have them. The two crooks are for the two different pitch...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno Mandolin, Bruno mandolin
Bruno mandolin: Hi Paul: Most of these bowlbacks were made between 1890s and 1920s. By the 1920s the bowlback was nowhere near as popular as the Gibson style mandolin and the mandolin was not as popular as the banjo, followed by the guitar. Bruno was in business in New...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer 6 key piccolo, carl fischer, grenadilla
carl fischer, grenadilla, history thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I suppose this is the piccolo that was recently on eBay, eh? Either way I have the following information for you. Carl Fischer was importing musical instruments from all over the place around the turn of the century (1900s-ish)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, school musician, carl fischer
school musician, carl fischer, antique musical instruments: Hello and thanks! The photo finally showed up this time! Your clarinet is an Albert system, most likely manufactured around the early 1900s. As for the value of the clarinet, I d suggest it to be worth about $150-300. There are a few different variations of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Chauncey Piano, chauncey, serial number
chauncey, serial number, photos: Hi Becky, thank you for expressing an interest into our company. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the piano - contact@lindebladpiano.com. Also, if you send the serial number - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html, I ll...

Antique Musical Instruments: CLARINET, student model, clarinet
student model, clarinet, ish: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide photos of the clarinet? I have reason to believe that someone else made it and it was just stamped Belmont . If you can provide photos I should be able to help more but it s most likely a student model, made around...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, different company, france paris
different company, france paris, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet was NOT actually made by a Martineaux company however stamped with the Martineaux logo/stamp. It s most likely made in France (Paris) by a different company however it s difficult to determine who made the clarinet...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. Olds & Son Ambassador B flat Clarinet, flat clarinet, olds ambassador
flat clarinet, olds ambassador, mouth piece: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately your description of the clarinet has left me puzzled. Photos would be important for me to provide more accurate information to you. Please email any photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I will be out of town from...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, les brown, granddad
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, les brown, granddad, 1920s

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, jim mcgreevy, harry duncan
Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, jim mcgreevy, harry duncan, style c

Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, 8s, ross
Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, 8s, ross

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, jim garber, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, jim garber, ebay, udvar

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, troup county ga, cotton eyed joe
Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, troup county ga, cotton eyed joe, ebay

Antique Musical Instruments: German Banjo, German banjo, DRGM
German banjo, DRGM: Hi Kerry: DRGM is not a brand name but the initials for Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster (German Reich Registered Design) which, I believe, is a sort of German design copyright. The closest I could find about year of manufacture would be 1937-1945 but i would...

Antique Musical Instruments: J W Pepper e-flat clarinet, flat clarinet, rough shape
flat clarinet, rough shape, brooks alberta: Hello and thanks for writing! I can help you more if you are able to provide photos of the clarinet. If photos are available, please send them to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . JW Pepper was an importer so the only way to be certain on who made the clarinet at...

Antique Musical Instruments: J W. York and sons, approximate age, cornet
approximate age, cornet, company history: 1. You can determine its approximate age by using this chart: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Yorklist.html 2. You can get company history at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1153104860 3. As stated in the introduction, I don t...

Antique Musical Instruments: L & H bowlback, Lyon & Healy mandolin
Lyon & Healy mandolin: Send some more pics to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com I am having some computer problems so please be patient. Thanks Jim ----------- After receiving your pics...I have a 1913 L&H catalog with this mandolin in it. It is either a style 502 (mahogany...

Antique Musical Instruments: Louis B Malecki, business histories, instrument makers
business histories, instrument makers, google: Paradox was apparently his model name. Both of those references were based on the same horn. NLI is a venerable text on information on instrument makers - The New Langwill Index, which has most makers and dealers listed, but Malecki is not in the list. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Fiddle, Martin violin
Martin violin: Hi Margaret: Any more info as to the full maker s name. I could 27 Martin s in my violin maker s dictionary. The one I see a lot is E. Martin. Most of the ones I have seen have been german factory fiddles. Is there a label on this violin? Ji...

Antique Musical Instruments: mellophone, martin band instrument company, valve casing
martin band instrument company, valve casing, wurlitzer company: Check the middle of the 2nd valve casing, that would be the most likely place for the serial number. Then if you find it, use this chart to establish its age: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/martinlist.html The Martin Band Instrument Company was established...

Antique Musical Instruments: NH White Clarinet, boehm system, corks
boehm system, corks, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is brass plated in silver and is most definitely Boehm system. Your clarinet s worth roughly between $75-150 depending on overall condition, etc. and the serial number signifies when the clarinet was produced which...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old harmonica, windex, hohner
windex, hohner, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! If I were you I d just leave the patina on it and not try to polish it or anything just in case. Some antiques lose a lot of value by being polished, restored, etc. so I d say it s best to leave it alone. When my father gave me...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old trombone, outer sections, mouthpieces
outer sections, mouthpieces, trombone: Well, there are two factors there; Trombone slides although simple in concept have a lot of things that can be wrong with them. The tubes might not be completely smooth on their contact surfaces, they might not be parallel and exactly aligned between...

Antique Musical Instruments: old acoustic guitar, Cowboy guitar, Geib case
Cowboy guitar, Geib case: Hi Robert: There were countless guitars like this made over the years. Valuable? They were cheaply made, more as toys and conversation pieces. Collectible? Yes. Take a look here... a whole book devoted to the subject: http://www.elderly.com/books/items/49-1303.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, Lyon & Healy style C mandolin
Lyon & Healy style C mandolin: Hi Aladin: Lyon & Healy carved mandolins were introduced around 1917 and were numbered in sequence until 1925. Unfortunately there not an accurate serial number list that I know of for L&H instruments. One thing you can do is to measure the scale length....

Antique Musical Instruments: old tuba, old geezer, eb
old geezer, eb, rotary valve: From what you have said, it does sound like it could very well be a 4 rotary valve Eb tuba. And, yes, you would really have to pull slides way out to get an Eb tuba with the 4th valve locked down to play in tune, in fact, I doubt there is enough tubing there...

Antique Musical Instruments: origin and rarity of trombone, exposition universelle paris, antoine courtois
exposition universelle paris, antoine courtois, conservatoire national: It is a Courtois trombone sold by a dealer Chappell. It obviously isn t any older than 1878. Courtois had dealers around the world that sold his instruments. In the U.S., Howard Foote was a dealer. At one time I had a Courtois trombone of about the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, Houghton, Reliance Banjo
Houghton, Reliance Banjo: Hi Henry: I am not real expert on these British brands since I live in the US. However, this site is excellent for info: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit2.htm Here is the info from that site: HOUGHTON George Houghton established his Reliance...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer Saxophone, selmer saxophone, henri selmer
selmer saxophone, henri selmer, saxes: Hello and thanks for writing! I don t have any sort of articles pertaining to saxophones so perhaps you are mistaken slightly? Please email me photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I ll pass your information along to a saxophone-informed friend as I m more...

Antique Musical Instruments: Soprano Sax 1914, soprano sax, info asap
soprano sax, info asap, good shape: Hello, please send me photos of the saxophone to info@foreverwoodwinds.com for more accurate information and an estimate on the saxophone. I m also located in Florida and have a friend in Miami who may be of more assistance. If you re seriously thinking of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, Stowasser Violin
Stowasser Violin: Hi Carrie: I am afraid that the information is very confusing. There is a mention or two on this site, regarding trumpets: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/4/Stowasser-trumpet-1.htm My violin dictionary lists two Stowassers,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stultz & Bauer Upright Piano, bauer family, music desk
bauer family, music desk, piano company: I believe that the 29804 number is the serial number. If this is the case, it dates your piano to 1914. This piano company was based in NY, NY and controlled solely by members of the Bauer family by the 1920 s. Kohler and Campbell later (1930 s) controlled...

Antique Musical Instruments: saxaphone value, conn company, low pitch
conn company, low pitch, value question: Hello again! Yes, your saxophone IS an antique as they no longer make C melody saxophones (that I know of). The patent date, December 8th, 1914, signifies the patent date of the particular key setup. Off the top of my head I d suggest it would sell for about...

Antique Musical Instruments: tiple, cuatro antiqua
cuatro antiqua: Hi Joe: not sure if there are actual chording charts but the tuning is one fifth above the bottom four strings of a std tuned guitar with the exception of the B string. I suppose you can tune it any way you want but be careful of the tension on the instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, mouth piece, current condition
mouth piece, current condition, megaphone: Hi Debbie, A trumpet isn t like a piano or a guitar where you push or pluck something and it makes a note. Blowing into it, isn t enough. The trumpet is basically an amplifier - like a megaphone. The sound is produced by buzzing your lips into the mouthpiece....

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega F hole flatback Mandolin, Vega mandolin
Vega mandolin: Hi Frank: That is an interesting Vega. The headstock resembles that of the cylinder back era but the f-holes look mandolins that came from the 1940s. There was a model called the L100 that was made in the 1940s had those style f-holes but has two points on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Whyte Lady, Vega Whyte Lady tenor banjio
Vega Whyte Lady tenor banjio: Hi Lily Ane: I don t think this is a banjo mandolin -- it looks more like a tenor banjo. Whyte Laydie banjos are some of the more desirable banjos esp those with 5 strings. Book value for a style R tenor is $1200-1250 for one in excellent condition according...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vendome trumpet, number 292, vendome
number 292, vendome, numbering system: That is not a name that I have come across before, But the numbering system on the valves would indicate that it is an older instrument. If you want to pursue this further, I d suggest you send me pictures, and I ll post them on Horn-u-copia, and see...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Vega Mando, Vega bowlback mandolin
Vega bowlback mandolin: Hi Gerry: I took a look at this Vega. On one hand it is pretty interesting. I haven t seen one from this era with that headstock and the brand on the back of the headstock. It looks different from most of the Vega mandolins I have seen. Condition does...

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann & Son Mandolin, Weymann mandolin
Weymann mandolin: Hi Martha: Yes, I did get your question. Here it is: We have had this Mandolin for 40 years it was given to my husband years before that. We don t play, it does have a crack in the front board and a small almost pin hole in the back. It is very beautiful...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Buffet b flat Clarient Crampom&co Paris France, clarient, buffet crampon
clarient, buffet crampon, new case: Hello and thanks for writing! The Buffet company is still in business. Here s a link to the website: http://www.buffet-crampon.com/en/ - please be warned that there is music that plays on there on the main page. There s a section where you can click to contact...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Clarinet, buescher aristocrat, student model
buescher aristocrat, student model, good shape: Hello and thanks for writing! Off the top of my head I d suggest that your clarinet was made between the 1950s-1970s. As for the value, it s hard to determine however if the wood is in good shape, etc. I d estimate it s value to be around $75-150. After doing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlrtlizer piano Baby Grand, baby grand, insurence
baby grand, insurence: The piano was built in 1904. When you mention its in perfect condition, is it in original condition or has it been restored recently? Prices can rage anywhere from $1,000 - $10,000 depending on its condition. I look forward to hearing back from you...

Antique Musical Instruments: washburn uke, Washburn Sjrine ukulele
Washburn Sjrine ukulele: Hi Pattye: The Shrine Model was introduced around 1927/8. Most are mahogany and book value is $1500-2000 depending on condition. If there are open cracks that would downgrade the value some. if the case is original, that is a good feature. best Ji...

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, wurlitzer banjo mandolin
wurlitzer banjo mandolin: Hi Terry: banjo mandolins don t get too much respect these days... What can you get out of it? You could get some nice music if you play. They are not worth all that much, Wurlitzer was a music store and distributor and it was probably made by one of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: What is this?, elkhorn wi, mother in law
elkhorn wi, mother in law, soprano: It is a soprano trombone. It is a horn that many people would like to have (me too). It is more in the fun to play category than collect to display. I would think that any competent repair service should be able to put it in good playing condition...

Antique Musical Instruments: 2 base baritones, shield shape, goumas
shield shape, goumas, patent number: The Goumat brand of instruments is an interesting one. The Langwill Index which is sort of the wind instrument bible says that it is a counterfeit brand purporting to be Goumas. That may be unduly harsh, but it is nevertheless likely that it was a stencil...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Horn, maynard st, south williamsport
maynard st, south williamsport, elmira st: The Imperial Instrument Co. was formed in August of 1922. It was located at 643 Elmira St. in Williamsport. In 1926 the business was moved to 3 Maynard St. in South Williamsport which is just across the Susquehanna River. They were in business until 1935....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin maker E. Gutzeit, antique violin, sullivan county new york
antique violin, sullivan county new york, old violin: Hi john, I will have to check my records and library texts and see what I can find. I know there were a number of German immigrants who brought their heritage and craftsmmanship with them to America. Many of them mmade no more than a dozen instruments and...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique instrument replacement, instrument replacement, antique instrument
instrument replacement, antique instrument, guitar brand: Not to be difficult or anything, but in my introduction, I state that my area is brass instruments and that I do not do evaluations. An accordian, a clarinet and a guitar are not brass instruments, and if they were, I would not be quoting values. Sorr...

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Lecomte & Co. baritone, valve caps, baritone horn
valve caps, baritone horn, water keys: From the information, only some general speculations. After working for Gautrot, Arsene Lecomte established his company as brass makers in 1859, and from 1860 he made saxhorns, mostly for export. The company was merged with Massin & Thibouville in 1889....

Antique Musical Instruments: cg Conn cornet, conn cornet, consecutive numbers
conn cornet, consecutive numbers, thirties: Well, I m not sure what you are asking. The serial number is a number that is assigned as the horn is being made. It represents a general date of manufacture, nothing more, they were assigned as groups of instruments came through the factory so, you might...

Antique Musical Instruments: your comments on Henri Gauthier Virtuoso cornet, lyon and healy, henri gautier
lyon and healy, henri gautier, company fires: Henri Gautier was a Lyon and Healy tradename. Lyon & Healy had a elaborate system of procuring instruments, the details of which were lost in company fires. So, it is entirely possible that they obtained instruments from several suppliers and used the same...

Antique Musical Instruments: EXCELSIOR TRUMPET MADE BY WM FRANK CO CHICAGO, valve caps, frank co
valve caps, frank co, chicago symphony: William Frank (b. 1876 Allentown, PA - 1932 Chicago) worked for Holton and in 1910 established his own business in Chicago. At one time, he had a work force of 32. He used American Prep and Belmore as tradenames. Frank also played French horn in the...

Antique Musical Instruments: euphonium, band instrument, cornets
band instrument, cornets, manufactory: 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 factory in 1885, assisted by Frank Holton for a year. He changed the Co. name in 1900 to JW York...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. Olds and sons Horn, polishing brass, aircraft grade
polishing brass, aircraft grade, lacquer: I m assuming that the lacquer has been darkened or otherwise compromised. You can get some aircraft grade lacquer remover, and get the lacquer off. However, cooked lacquer can sometimes be more difficult to get to come off than regular lacquer. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, several thousand dollars, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, several thousand dollars, ebay, rare hand

Antique Musical Instruments: HBJ sousaphone-shaped baritone hn, serial number list, baritone horn
serial number list, baritone horn, musician friend: Yep, they are pretty unusual. Jay manufactured brass instruments in Chicago from 1910 to 1946. No serial number list exists for the company. Your horn was a resurgence of an idea that occurred in the 1870s. Only at that time the sousaphone hadn t been invented,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, oil ring, insurance purposes
oil ring, insurance purposes, klingenthal: Most early makers didn t put serial numbers on their horns. But most makers were using serial numbers by the 20th century, but there are some exceptions. Dealers on the other hand, were much less consistent about this. Some would simply use the serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Galaxy cornet, conn selmer, mid level
conn selmer, mid level, rmc: This horn was made during the period the Martin name was being passed around by various companies. It was purchased by RMC in 1961, then Wurlitzer obtained the assets, then Leblanc obtained the assets. Then Conn-Selmer which is owned by Steinway obtained...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Olds--cornet serial no 7892. ...., old olds, holy cow
old olds, holy cow, ebay: Not to worry, the horn will rise to a fair market value on eBay. reconditioning effect(s) on value can vary depending the horn (rarity, desirability based on what factor, condition, the nature of the reconditioning, etc.) If it is desired by a museum, then...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olympian cornet, old music, cornet
old music, cornet, mouthpiece: I can show you numerous examples of their products, (http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Olympian) But, no history on the Company. It is the name used by a dealer, not a maker. Some are marked as made in Germany, some in the US, and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Cornet, vintage cornet, french shepherd
vintage cornet, french shepherd, artisians: The information I have is: The ASSOCIATION GENERALE workshop was founded in 1865 with Neudin and Sudre as directors. The goal, according to Langwill, ... a kind of workers co-operative set up by 33 artisians with the object of permitting reduction of daily...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Trumpet, casings, 8 years
casings, 8 years, serial number: Hi, I m willing to take a look at the horn, but I don t know that I ll be able to determine the maker. The numbers on the valves are simply manufacturing marks - so that they could keep the pistons and the casings together. Kenton@PunxyPa.com ...

Antique Musical Instruments: 25 yr old Besson, besson, spark plugs
besson, spark plugs, india: A UK made Besson at least started off as a good instrument. The fact that the valves have been aligned is much like having the spark plugs changed in your car. It is a good thing, but the doesn t mean much as far as the overall condition. Suspiciously...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, mid 1920s, pea shooter
mid 1920s, pea shooter, american standard: American Standard was HN White tradename stated in 1925 for their amateur line of instruments. IF the 620 is a serial number then it is likely a a mid 1920s instrument. The connection between bell and slide is known as a friction fit, and many trombone of...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique fiddle, e mail address, dalton potter
e mail address, dalton potter, triagle: Hi Kirby, I can t assist you without furhter information. I can tell you that on average, amateur American makers from the turn of the last century tend to be very inconsistent in terms of crafstsmanship and materials. As you noted, the instrument is reputed...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique german violin, old violins, german violin
old violins, german violin, quality trade: I would love to help you. I will need a bit more inforamtion. Labels in and of themselves don t really help much. As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass polishing, polishing wheel, buffing wheel
polishing wheel, buffing wheel, buffing wheels: Yuk, not exactly a musical instrument question, but what the heck! The first issue is whether they have lacquer on them. If they do, you will need to use an aircraft grade metal stripper to get it off. Then, you might want to try either Braso or Blue...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosy@co cornet, standard pitch, boosy
standard pitch, boosy, low pitch: Tom, The problem is that your horn was made to play at high pitch. Back then they hadn t settled on a standard pitch, and many bands played at high pitch. You will probably need to get it converted to low pitch. Depending on the make up of the horn,...

Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, valve trombones, valve trombone
valve trombones, valve trombone, horn sound: Couturier s idea was to take advantage of conical tubing to make the horn sound as mellow as possible. It should have a more pleasant sound - less edgy - than the typical valve trombones of the period. I ve not played one of his trombones, but his trumpets...

Antique Musical Instruments: FE Ols & Son Trombone, balance weight, ols
balance weight, ols, friction: I think the computer ate my answer, so I ll try it again. Your horn dates to 1938. The design of the slide was intended to reduce the friction on the slide. The model could be one of several. You may want to look at my Olds model list at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/olds-trombone.html....

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, elbow grease, little elbow
Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, elbow grease, little elbow, antique mall

Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, first instruments, slide action
Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, first instruments, slide action, couturier

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, eureka springs arkansas, harwood
Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, eureka springs arkansas, harwood, cello

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Tennor Sax, carrat, gold and silver
Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Tennor Sax, carrat, gold and silver

Antique Musical Instruments: Valve Trombone Sirena by MJH Kessels NV Konefa, mail, kessel
Antique Musical Instruments: Valve Trombone Sirena by MJH Kessels NV Konefa, mail, kessel, trombone

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, new bond street, dalton potter
new bond street, dalton potter, catalog businesses: Hi Patricia, Unfortunately, despite having over 28 years of experience in the string business, I have never seen an instrument with that name although there was an obscure British maker that worked for the W.E. Hill & Sons Violin Co. of New Bond Street in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Cornet, boosey and co, stuart jenkins
boosey and co, stuart jenkins, fruitless hours: Stuart, The horn dates to somewhere around 1910. Hawkes started making instruments in 1876, He formed the WH Hawkes and Son Company in 1889. In 1930 merged with Boosey and Co. Since it is marked, 4th L N L Reg t, I would assume that the horn was sold...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son Tennor Sax, picadilly circus london, boosey and co
picadilly circus london, boosey and co, piccadilly circus: 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...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, oil ring, insurance purposes
oil ring, insurance purposes, klingenthal: Most early makers didn t put serial numbers on their horns. But most makers were using serial numbers by the 20th century, but there are some exceptions. Dealers on the other hand, were much less consistent about this. Some would simply use the serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes and son, trumpet cornet, boosey
trumpet cornet, boosey, ray vision: Hawkes merged with Boosey in 1930, and this horn must have been near the end of the Hawkes production. Regarding your negative feedback Negative comments received on you(CategoryID: 2370) from rater gareth on 03/18/2008. Comment: i was looking for...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identifying a vintage coronet - extra information, lead pipes, sequential numbering
lead pipes, sequential numbering, lehnert: Thom, I can t give you a maker, but we can talk about some of the details. At least sometimes when the inside of the bell is not silvered, is because they used a light gold plating on the inside of the bell. The numbers on the valves are simply maker...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Tuba, tuba section, old geezer
tuba section, old geezer, tuba players: I play in the local community band and think I m the old geezer of the tuba section playing an old geezer horn. Well, you probably know whether you are the oldest of the tuba players, so I suspect the only issue is whether your tuba is older than that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Orpheus Cornet, orpheus, mckinley
orpheus, mckinley, engraving: I have seen examples of the Orpheus instruments, and they most certainly imports that had the name put on them by a dealer. The McKinley Act of 1891 required that all instruments be labeled as to the country of manufacture, and a subsequent law in 1923 added...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question about a Josef Lidl French Horn, circa 1930's, josef lidl, french horn
josef lidl, french horn, sucess: Lidl was established in Brno in 1895. In 1948 the company was nationalized and merged into Amati. The company and brandname are still acitve today http://www.joseflidl.cz/ The Acustic s I ve seen, the 4th valve is a piston - which I assume yours is. Lidl...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stringed Instrument, bowed string instruments, instrument family
bowed string instruments, instrument family, lower register: Hi Arlene, So far, from your description it sounds like a sounds classical ( bowl-back ) mandolin or mandola (same instrument family - lower register). My expertise is really with bowed string instruments but if you email me some digtal photos, I might be...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone, black triangle, silver mouth
black triangle, silver mouth, blue magic: The name on the mouthpiece is not a good indication of the brand of the horn. If it was a Holton, it would say so on the bell. It is probably not chrome. It might be silverplated, or german silver (which is a form of brass). You might want to try a metal...

Antique Musical Instruments: Valve Trombone Sirena by MJH Kessels NV Konefa, rare instrument, valve trombones
rare instrument, valve trombones, tiebar: I don t have any information the output of their factory. Rarity isn t the only consideration for value. Reputation is another factor and a lessor known brand doesn t command the reputation of some of the popular/highly regarded makers. Your best bet would...

Antique Musical Instruments: Victorian tuning forks?, standard pitch, victorian times
standard pitch, victorian times, tuning fork: Certainly the tuning fork was a possibility as it was invented in 1711. But there wasn t a standard pitch then, so all that really mattered was that an instrument was in tune with itself and those that it played with. It appears that they were made of steel,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin, jean baptiste vuillaume, antique violin
jean baptiste vuillaume, antique violin, unofficial title: Hi Ron, As you have probably heard already, many instruments have misleading or fictitious labels. It s not really possible to describe in words any single clue that can tell me whether the instrument you have is what it is labeled or not. I can tell you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Arnold Clarinet, great shape, band director
great shape, band director, clarinet: I believe that Arnold instruments were actually stencil instruments. Stencil instruments were instruments manufactured by one company and stamped with many different names and logos. If you are able to provide photos of the clarinet I may be able to help...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bohemian Upright Bass, dalton potter, insurance value
dalton potter, insurance value, upright bass: Hi Tom, There are quite a lot of old string instruments floating around that were produced in Germany (Bohemia) during the mid to late 1800 s. Basses from that period generally should be insured for between $6000 and $10,000 depending upon their condition...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosey & hawkes regent trumpet, regent instruments, bad shape
regent instruments, bad shape, brass instruments: Hello and I apologize for the delay in a response! I m almost certain that the Boosey & Hawkes Regent instruments were made in London. If this is so, your trumpet was manufactured around the 1970s. The link you d provided also did not work for me but I found...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosy@co cornet, standard pitch, boosy
standard pitch, boosy, low pitch: Tom, The problem is that your horn was made to play at high pitch. Back then they hadn t settled on a standard pitch, and many bands played at high pitch. You will probably need to get it converted to low pitch. Depending on the make up of the horn,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, strangeways manchester, oboes and bassoons
strangeways manchester, oboes and bassoons, higham: The material and condition of your clarinet is what determines the value of it. Boxwood (light tan in color) clarinets in just about any condition are worth $300-600+ whereas grenadilla clarinets may be worth $80-300+. Here is some information (from the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet Wurlitzer, wurlitzer, conn
wurlitzer, conn, horns: Early in the 20th Century Wurlitzer quit making instruments and started purchasing horns from other makers, some were made by Conn. The Patent date may be a clue. I don t see a Conn patent for that date, however. I would suggest that you may want to post...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, nickel silver, clarinets
nickel silver, clarinets, piccolos: Hello and thank you for writing! As far as I m concerned (from what I ve heard and seen), Romain Braude never made sterling instruments. I ve seen Romain Braude clarinets, flutes and piccolos but never anything of sterling. Personally I like the somewhat celtic...

Antique Musical Instruments: cornet, flowers and leaves, level instruments
flowers and leaves, level instruments, perfect shape: Hello, Loretta! Sorry for the delay in a response. Are you certain that the cornet is marked Standard American and NOT American Standard ? It s my understanding that American Standard instruments were the student level instruments manufactured by the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart trombone, andrew beardsley, band instrument
andrew beardsley, band instrument, traditional models: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company . . . not to be confused with the Elkhart Musical Instrument Co which was started by Gronert in 1912 and merged with Martin in 1917. . . was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart trumpet by bueucher, indiana company, number sequence
indiana company, number sequence, serial numbers: Unfortunately, Buescher did not use the same serial number sequence for the Elkhart instruments as they did for the Buescher products. For a Buescher model, that serial would date to 1921, but the Indiana Company was not started until 1924, and wasn t merged...

Antique Musical Instruments: French horn, carl fischer, double horn
carl fischer, double horn, f horn: Probably shouldn t rely on the case to define the horn, they are often swapped as the original cases age. I wonder if it might not be a Bb/F horn, where the full tubing is there for the Bb horn, but just enough extra to lower the horn to F when the Bb tubing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Jenkins Sax #84086, north wales uk, tone holes
Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Jenkins Sax #84086, north wales uk, tone holes, buescher sax

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone used in WW1, conn company, elkhart indiana
Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone used in WW1, conn company, elkhart indiana, horns

Antique Musical Instruments: G. L. Otterol Clarinet, woodwinds and brass, woodwind instruments
woodwinds and brass, woodwind instruments, age composition: Hello, Ruth! Welcome to allexperts.com! Unfortunately without photos of your clarinet I m unable to tell you the composition of the instrument. If you give me some hints on coloring (ex. black, reddish-black, light tan, blackish-brown, etc.) I can be of further...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Pedler & Co. clarinet, cork grease, metal keys
cork grease, metal keys, pedler: After checking for Pedler clarinets on eBay, it doesn t appear as though there s much demand for them, unfortunately. It s never too late to learn the clarinet though (if you don t currently play) and could always be a great gift, etc. for someone you know...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Jenkins Sax #84086, kansas city mo, john woodward
kansas city mo, john woodward, gold color: John Woodward Jenkins (died in 1890) was a dealer in Kansas City, MO, with the original company founded as J.W.Jenkins Co., and succeeded by J.W. Jenkins Sons,located at 1013 and 1015 Walnut St. In the 20 s and 30 s they imported Bohland and Fuchs instruments...

Antique Musical Instruments: harwood professional, harwood, model name
harwood, model name, tradename: Stephen, The Harwood is a model name. And, I m not sure how the jwjsm Co. translates to J.W.Jenkins Co., but that is the company who owned the Harwood tradename. In the 20 s and 30 s they imported Bohland and Fuchs instruments and used the Trade...

Antique Musical Instruments: horn fiddle, dalton potter, froogle
dalton potter, froogle, thomas edison: Hi Kirk, These violins are commonly called Stroh violins after the company that manufactured the largest number of these horn violins. These instruments were designed to be used as recording instruments during the short period of time after the invention...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identifying a Martin trumpet, pitch range, palm side
pitch range, palm side, silver plate: That is an old one. It dates to between 1906 and 1919. It would be a professional level instrument. The two section slide is to give the horn a wider pitch range that it could be played in. It is likely that it could be played in A to C. You would take...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Violin, dalton potter, german production
dalton potter, german production, mirecourt: Hi Jeff, I ve seen a lot of Lyon & Healy violins over the years and most of them were made by the Jerome Thibouville Lamy (JTL) workshops in Mirecourt, France dating from the mid to late 1800 s. The do show up in 1/2 and 3/4 sizes for violins, often with...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Solid Back Lute?, dalton potter, mandolin bros
dalton potter, mandolin bros, vintage instruments: Hi Stewart, I can t be of much help here. I do know that real lutes don t have flat backs; however, there were some lute-like instruments made in Austria and Germany around 1900 that were sort of an outgrowth of the madolin orchestra craze of that period....

Antique Musical Instruments: old clarinet value, henri selmer, selmer paris
henri selmer, selmer paris, selmer company: Hello, Dan! I wish allexperts.com would let you upload photos to make it a little easier to piece everything together! =) First things first-- the football shaped dotted area is also known as an oval cartouche. The H in H. Selmer stands for Henri whom...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piccolo Trombone / Slide Trumpet, slide trumpet, ebay
slide trumpet, ebay, brass players: I suspect you are talking about a Martin Soprano Trombone, I ve not seen one by Martin, but if that is a serial number, the horn was made before 1919. Brass players would be interested in it. So, if your plans are to sell it, I would recommend not...

Antique Musical Instruments: Questions about my York & Sons trumpet, bach mouthpiece, intonation and pitch
bach mouthpiece, intonation and pitch, trumpet player: Yes, they came in different sizes. And you don t necessarily need to stay with the same brand. But, trying to figure out the differences between them is pretty much of a duck shoot . You can find vintage mouthpieces on eBay. One seller comes to mind...

Antique Musical Instruments: quote on saxaphone, duke ellington, ashtray
duke ellington, ashtray, serial numbers: um. . . . I think the guy was giving you a line. Ellington may have used it for an ashtray, but he was a pianist. The brass of most instruments is a similar formula to that used in making ammunition. Some instruments can be dated by their...

Antique Musical Instruments: Romain Braude sterling clarinet, braude, pad size
braude, pad size, eb: Hello again, Frank! I ll have to dig up my list on stencil brands as Romain Braude isn t in the Langwill Index, unfortunately. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another company stamps it with their name & logo. The Langwill...

Antique Musical Instruments: STANDARD Band Instrument Co. Cornet, soddering, opera glass
soddering, opera glass, instrument model: At one time the split water key was a pretty common configuration, but today, about the only way to get one is to find one on a similar parts horn, or fabricate it. I ve not seen any Standards with the opera glass tuners on them. As far as repairs, I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser trumpet, napoli new york, jim brewer
napoli new york, jim brewer, rotary valves: Jim, Does it look something like this? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Rivit/Rivit-Cornet-618.jpg If so, I would think that the horn was made late in his career. Rivet was also involve in the successful litigation against Adolphe Sax, and...

Antique Musical Instruments: special saxophone, woodwind company, google search
woodwind company, google search, vintage saxophone: I apologize for the delay in responding to your question! I don t know much about saxophones however found out (through a Google search) that The Woodwind Company was purchased by Leblanc in 1968. Leblanc was (and is) well-known for having fantastic...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone used in WW1, rudolph wurlitzer, wurlitzer company
rudolph wurlitzer, wurlitzer company, musical tradition: The musical tradition of the Wurlitzer family can be traced back to the 17th century. The forefathers of Rudolph Wurlitzer, who emigrated to America in 1853 at the age of 24, had already made a name for themselves in Saxony as manufacturers of and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet passed down through family, slide grease, medals of honour
slide grease, medals of honour, family question: There are other more modern products that are matched up to modern instruments. You are better off with traditional products for your vintage horn. Vaseline is ok for a horn if you are using it regularly, but it does tend to make slides stick if not used...

Antique Musical Instruments: Tuba History, couesnon et cie, many horns
couesnon et cie, many horns, baritone horn: The 24 is the production date - 1924. Couesnon has been in business for over 170 years. The Couesnon company was started in 1827, outside of Paris. Cousenon was located in Paris in 1882 by Amedee Couesnon the son-in-law of Gautrot Aine. In 1883, it was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, old violins, old violin
old violins, old violin, world war one: As you may or may not already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making violins; even though it may be a really nice instrument....

Antique Musical Instruments: Windsor brand, andrew beardsley, demonstration purposes
andrew beardsley, demonstration purposes, band instrument: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley s death in 1928, Elkhart Band Instrument company was merged into Buescher. Elkhart used Bandmaster, Tempo and Windsor as tradenames. I don t...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wood Clarinet, wood clarinet, conn company
wood clarinet, conn company, woodwind instruments: Hello! Luckily I had a Keefer alto saxophone a few years ago and found a bunch of information on Keefer due to this saxophone. Brua C. Keefer was well-known for producing fantastic brass instruments. Keefer was linked to Distin (one bought the other) and the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alexandre flute, lcd screen, answering your questions
lcd screen, answering your questions, serial number: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Mandolin, dalton potter, mandoweb
dalton potter, mandoweb, vintage instruments: Hi Michael, This really is not my strong area I usually defer to Mandolin Bothers in Staten Island (http://www.mandoweb.com/) or Fred Oster at Vintage Instruments in Philadelphia who was an Christie s appraiser for 20 years. (http://www.vintage-instruments.com/)....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique selmer saxophone and clarinet, selmer tenor saxophone, selmer saxophone
selmer tenor saxophone, selmer saxophone, selmer paris: Hello and welcome to allexperts.com! The saxophone you have is manufactured by Selmer in their Paris, France location (as is your clarinet). Selmer Paris instruments were constructed of a much higher quality than other instruments of that time and would...

Antique Musical Instruments: Banjo, banjo
banjo: Hi Felix: Are you sure it is a 4 string? It looks like it could be a George C. Dobson banjo but I believe that those would have been 5-strings. A photo would be best to ID. If it is a 5-string, it is probably from around 1880 or 90s. Here s a couple of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bassett Horn, horak, basset horn
horak, basset horn, antique clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Bassett horns are quite rare to come by and I honestly never thought anyone would ask such a question in allexperts! According to the Langwill Index (with the stamping of W. Horak ) your basset horn was manufactured between 1826-1854...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, buescher, professional model
buescher, professional model, saxes: It dates to about 1949. The Aristocrat was introduced in 1940, and nicknamed the Big B It was their second best professional model of the period. The Aristocrat was designed to produce sweeter but powerful sound. In the 1960s, the quality fell...

Antique Musical Instruments: C. G. Conn trumpet, nickle plate, wooden dowel
nickle plate, wooden dowel, approximate diameter: It is most likely silverplated and was made in 1942. The valves most likely can be freed. But they can be tricky. You can easily damage them so if you really want to make sure that they work properly, I should refer to you a competent repair person....

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, stencil sheet, ebay
stencil sheet, ebay, accordions: Hello and thanks for writing! Alexandre Paris was a stencil brand. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another company stamps it with their name & logo. According to my stencil sheet, your clarinet was imported into the USA...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, lamonte, answering your questions
lamonte, answering your questions, corks: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn 18H trombone, minor dents, artist model
minor dents, artist model, tait: There are several 18H s, but since yours is from the mid 1920 s that eliminates one of them. It might be a Tait or a Frisco Artist model - they were both basically the same instrument. It has the tuning in the slide. It is a fairly rare one and one that...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn trombone, woodwind, trombone
woodwind, trombone, conn: Hi, I m the woodwind fanatic on this board but may be able to help you out. Is the trombone silver or gold in color? Any other writing on it aside from Conn and the serial number? Is the trombone playable? If you re able to provide photos, please send some...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, san diego california, american leader
san diego california, american leader, student model: Hello and thanks for your question! American Leader was a stencil brand. Stencil brands are referred to as when one company makes something and another company stamps it with their name, logo, and etc. American Leader was imported by Trip-L-Way Laboratory...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkheart, ingraved, answering your questions
ingraved, answering your questions, buescher: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson guitars, denmark st, vintage guitars
Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson guitars, denmark st, vintage guitars, quality condition

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, reghin, headstock
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, reghin, headstock, antique shop

Antique Musical Instruments: Monarch Guitar, monarch, redlands california
Antique Musical Instruments: Monarch Guitar, monarch, redlands california, marine grade plywood

Antique Musical Instruments: fernand chapelain & cie, c flute, value assessment
c flute, value assessment, piccolos: Hi, the Fernand Chapelain & Cie company was around from 1890-1917. If you re able to take photos of the instruments I will be able to give you more of a value assessment and may even be interested in purchasing them from you. If you re able to take photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson guitars, Gibson, B-25
Gibson, B-25, guitar: Hi Fred: B-25s were made from 1962-1977. The Vintage Guitar Price Guide for this year valuies one in excellent condition ranging from $900 - 1600, with the earlier versions going for the higher prices. Since yours has a replaced pickguard it would be worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: Graduate Rudall, Carte & Co Clarinet, student model, worth thousands
student model, worth thousands, clarinets: Hello Lucy! Thanks for writing! The Rudall Carte company was (and is) VERY well-known for producing superb flutes worth thousands of dollars. As far as I ve seen (and heard), the Graduate model (by RC & Co.) is their student model but they still seem to be...

Antique Musical Instruments: H. Selmer, Paris wooden clarinet, selmer clarinet, selmer paris
selmer clarinet, selmer paris, answering your questions: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton collegiate flute, collegiate branch, condition thanks
collegiate branch, condition thanks, student model: The Collegiate branch of instruments, by Holton, are student model instruments as far as I m concerned. Unfortunately the value of the Collegiate flutes isn t very much at all-- maybe $50 or so. The normal cost for putting a flute in playing condition is about...

Antique Musical Instruments: the indian By Martin, thumb rest, hand thumb
thumb rest, hand thumb, ebay: Hello again, thanks for writing! I sold a similar saxophone a few months back that was linked to Reynolds and had an R on the side of the bell keys. Here s a link for comparison: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190202279516 If yours...

Antique Musical Instruments: info on viola, antonius stradivarius, dalton potter
antonius stradivarius, dalton potter, handmade reproduction: Hi Julia, It looks like your violin is a Scherl & Roth student instrument from the 1960 s. I can t say much about value without seeing it but most of the S&R stuff is worth a few hundred dollars in perfect condition. Sorry I can t give you more. Dalton...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, Beare and Son, mandolin
Beare and Son, mandolin, violin: Hi Kevin: I did a little of my own research. On the website you reference they say: BEARE & SON is one of the U.K. s oldest established suppliers of instruments, bows, cases and accessories for the violin family - ie. Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass....

Antique Musical Instruments: Monarch Guitar, boston music scene, ome banjo
boston music scene, ome banjo, stratton company: Hi Tammi: After seeing the photos, I can probably say that I was wrong with my assessment above. This looks to me to be of Asian manufacture and I would say it is no earlier than the 1960s and possibly more likely later than that. Does the label mention any...

Antique Musical Instruments: m j h kessel baby tuba, tenor horn, alto horn
tenor horn, alto horn, euphonium: How baby? A small tuba could be an euphonium, a baritone, a tenor horn, or an alto horn. Don t scrap it. Cleaning it depends on what it is made of, and finished. Why don t you email me at Kenton@Punxypa.com and we can get into more of that detail....

Antique Musical Instruments: OLD SMALL VIOLIN, dalton potter, student violins
dalton potter, student violins, warm tone: Hi Randall, The Ole Bull student violins were made in Germany around the turn of the last century up until 1920. The are named for a famous 19th century Norweigian violinist of the same name. They were a mass-production product using mediocre wood and...

Antique Musical Instruments: My Old 7th Grade Clarinet, student models, kenosha wi
student models, kenosha wi, wi usa: Unfortunately Vito clarinets aren t worth much as they re plastic student models. Average value price of these clarinets is around $50. If you re considering keeping it to play, I would say to keep it but if not, donate it. Hope that helps! Thanks! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old clarinet, quality instrument, mouth piece
quality instrument, mouth piece, york c: Hello and thanks for writing! Is the clarinet a light brown/tan or black/dark brown in color? The name that comes to mind is Pelout but I m not sure if that applies or not. If you have photos, please send them over to info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I should...

Antique Musical Instruments: Very Old french horn, john doherty, french horn
john doherty, french horn, ebay: I don t do evaluations on this site, and I don t have any need for another French horn, but if you are planning on selling it, taking good pictures of it and putting it on ebay would be a good bet. The price will naturally raise to a fair price for it. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old King French horn, date and place for repairs, horn silver, good shape
horn silver, good shape, french horn: Hi, I m the woodwind fanatic on this board but may be able to help you out. Is the french horn silver or gold in color? Any other writing on it aside from King and the serial number? If you re able to provide photos, please send some over to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Silver Clairnet, clairinet, answering your questions
clairinet, answering your questions, allexperts: Hello, I m sending a standard message to everyone who has recently asked questions. I apologize if there is a delay in my response as I ve recently acquired a puppy and have been too busy to answer questions on here as she tries attacking my lcd screen! I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old wooden Clarinet, bass clarinets, american manufacturing company
bass clarinets, american manufacturing company, woodwind family: The Pedler company was established in 1919 by Harry Walter Pedler. Mr. Pedler was born in England in 1872 and died in Elkhart in 1950. Prior to establishing the Pedler company in Elkhart, Mr. Pedler worked for Rudall Carte & Co. [The Rudall Carte company was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pedler clarinet info, bass clarinets, american manufacturing company
bass clarinets, american manufacturing company, woodwind family: Hello and congratulations on being a new owner of a metal clarinet! =) I assume that the Pedler clarinet does not say anything else indicating a model (ex. Custom-Built, etc.) which leads us to believe that it s a student model. And now, some information...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer Clarinet, selmer clarinet, selmer paris
selmer clarinet, selmer paris, condition thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay and hopefully I m able to assist you. Your clarinet, bearing the Selmer Paris markings, indicates that it s a well-built instrument from Paris, France. Selmer Paris instruments are, at times, well...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver coronet, sears robuck co, vincent bach
sears robuck co, vincent bach, blue magic: It is probably silverplate or possibly what is called German silver, which is really a type of brass. There are quite a few of them out there. To remove the tarnish, you can use such products such as Tarnx, followed by a metal cleaner such as Blue Magic...

Antique Musical Instruments: silver trumpet, silver trumpet, mother of pearl
silver trumpet, mother of pearl, woodwind: Hi, I m the woodwind fanatic on this board but may be able to help you out. Any idea if the trumpet is playable? If you re able to provide photos, please send some over to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I may be able to help you further. Thanks! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Thomas Organ, Thomas, organ
Thomas, organ: Hi Libby: As indicated on my profile, I really don t have any expertise in this area, but I did a quick search on the Net for you, since it seems that there are no keyboard experts on our site. Here s the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Organ_Company...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, wurlitzer, joe joe
wurlitzer, joe joe, 14b: Joe, I m assuming this horn is a lot older than the 1950 s. Wurlitzer imported horns for a while and eventually had horns made by Conn. The Conn models that were made for Wurlitzer included: 14B, 15B, 42B, 43B, and 68B. There are no Wurlitzer serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vitar, vitar vega lapsteel guitar
vitar vega lapsteel guitar: Hi Mark: Well, that one stumped me for a little, but after some judicious searching I did find a picture of a student lap steel made by the the Vega company in the 1950s called a Vitar. You can see a photo here at this dealer: http://www.guitarbarn.com/image/LAPSTEELS/Vitar_Vega_Lap_Steel_1950s_2127/vitar_front_2127.jpg...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage guitar, archtop, Sicily
archtop, Sicily, Catania: Hi Brian: THose are pretty cool looking oddball guitars... definitely off the beaten vintage guitar collectors track. As far as the original parts: the non-originals are probably better made than the originals. Yours looke like the other roundhole one. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: York Clarinet, musical instrument importers, wood clarinet
musical instrument importers, wood clarinet, grand rapids michigan: The York company was established by James Warren York in 1882 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to this, Mr. York was a musician working for Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory. James York worked together with his brother as music store and musical instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Zimmermann French Horn, piston valve, leipzig berlin
piston valve, leipzig berlin, french horns: In 1875, Zimmerman established his business first in St. Petersburg. He moved his headquarters to Leipzig in 1886. Opened a branch in Berlin n 1919 and the factory in Markneukirchen was opened at about the same time. He started as an instrument dealer...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique banjo, Fairbanks, banjo
Fairbanks, banjo, A. C. Fairbanks: Hi Sarra: Funny... my favorite banjo is that same model. It is made by A. C. Fairbanks which was later acquired by the Vega Company. I found this site with some info on serial numbers: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/banjomfg.htm This would put yours...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique clarinet and a buescher tenor sax, tenor saxophone, gold lacquer
tenor saxophone, gold lacquer, tenor sax: Hello again! The clarinet is one of the rare models with gold lacquer over brass (I ve never had one of these models, personally, however I ve seen what they look like when they wear which leads me to believe that they re lacquered) and they normally sell...

Antique Musical Instruments: Artia by Boosey and Hawkes, artia, boosey
artia, boosey, oboe: Hello and I apologize for the delay in my response. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the oboe? I checked in the Langwill Index but did not find anything on Artia but I feel that photos would help me get information to you regarding the oboe....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique(?) accordion, Wurlitzer, accordion
Wurlitzer, accordion, Geib case: Hi Peggy: Wurlitzer was at one time one of the biggest music retailers in the US. You can find much about the company here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wurlitzer Geib was a case manufacturer and that prob has nothing to do with the maker of the accordion....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin, Wurlitzer, mandolin
Wurlitzer, mandolin, Raymond: Hi Richard: Is this a bowlback or a flatback mandolin? The only info I have is from mugwumps.com which mentions that Raymond was a brand sold by Wurlitzer, which was a big wholesaler and retailer and did not make their own instruments. Their are known to...

Antique Musical Instruments: A Brass Cavalier Trumpet, student model, mouth piece
student model, mouth piece, cav: Sounds like you might really have a Cav. trumpet. The Cav. long cornet was a common (and good playing) model, that is often mistaken for a trumpet. But, it went from the mouthpipe to the 1st valve. Cavalier was a sub-brand of a sub-brand. I.e. it was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmelo guitar, Carmelo Catania, Sicily
Carmelo Catania, Sicily, guitar: Hi Ron: Catania was a large area of instrument-making activity in Sicily in the late 19th century and early 20th century. One of the largest and most successful makers was Carmelo Catania. Yours looks like a rather lowend student steel string. There...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cousenon piccolo trumpet manufactured for Blessing, many horns, private labels
many horns, private labels, marching brass: If that is a Blessing number, that would put it at near the beginning of their manufacturing history, and it would seem unlikely that they would be providing piccolos that early. Couesnon didn t always use serial numbers, though many of the earlier ones,...

Antique Musical Instruments: c.g.conn ltd. piccolo, nickel silver, xs4all nl
nickel silver, xs4all nl, piccolos: Hello and thanks for writing. Unfortunately Conn piccolos don t sell very well and for an average sale price of $100 give or take. According to the Conn Loyalist link ( http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/ConnPModels.html ), the piccolo is not silver but most...

Antique Musical Instruments: Date the first trombone was mfgd, jeopardy alex trebek, alex trebek
jeopardy alex trebek, alex trebek, sackbut: I d go with Alex. Early trombones were called sackbuts and they look much like a modern trombone, except that their bell is not as flaired and looks more like a funnel. They tend to be smaller and with a narrower bore than the modern trombone. The trombone...

Antique Musical Instruments: elkhart flute, student models, elkhart indiana
student models, elkhart indiana, proprietor: The Linton company was around in Elkhart, Indiana from 1925-1950. I just found the following link which may be of more help: http://www.lintonwoodwinds.com/llmain.htm#contact Jack Linton was the proprietor (I m assuming he s J.M. Linton ) and they should...

Antique Musical Instruments: Fife, powerhouse museum, brass key
powerhouse museum, brass key, hole 2: Hello and thank you for writing. I ll have to look up Nightingale in my Langwill Index to get more information to you. Would it be possible for you to send me photos of the fife to my email address at: info@foreverwoodwinds.com? Photos usually help a lot in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Artia by Boosey and Hawkes, boosey and hawkes, czechoslavakia
Antique Musical Instruments: Artia by Boosey and Hawkes, boosey and hawkes, czechoslavakia, student instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: Date the first trombone was mfgd, sackbut, woodwinds
Antique Musical Instruments: Date the first trombone was mfgd, sackbut, woodwinds, boehm

Antique Musical Instruments: j howard foote cornett, john howard, history and value
Antique Musical Instruments: j howard foote cornett, john howard, history and value, coronet

Antique Musical Instruments: king 3b concert, bill harris, vengance
Antique Musical Instruments: king 3b concert, bill harris, vengance, mouthpieces

Antique Musical Instruments: Tar, folk music ensemble, 3 years
Antique Musical Instruments: Tar, folk music ensemble, 3 years, armenia

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann Banjo, banjo, 1940
Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann Banjo, banjo, 1940

Antique Musical Instruments: Gretsch Commander Trombone, fred gretsch, baldwin piano
fred gretsch, baldwin piano, flower horn: Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co. was established in 1883 in Brooklyn. In 1967, Baldwin Piano and Organ bought Gretsch Co. In 1968 ad, the Fred Gretsch Company, Inc., 60 Broadway , Brooklyn NY 11231, advertized as distributors for Couesnon. Gretsch appears to have...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Alto horn, trash pile, high pitch
trash pile, high pitch, tuning slide: That s an old one. It goes back to 1911. It is possible that it is a high pitch horn. If so, to make it playable the new tuning slide will need to be longer than what the original was. Obviously, with a horn that old, you are not going to get stock...

Antique Musical Instruments: Identifying an Antique Baritone, rough idea, antique store
rough idea, antique store, mouthpieces: Sorry, but you can t tell the brand of a horn, by the mouthpiece that is in it. Mouthpieces get swapped around all the time. If you want to send pictures to me at kenton@punxypa.com I might be able to give you a rough idea of how old it is. But, otherwise...

Antique Musical Instruments: j howard foote cornett, exposition universelle paris, north atlanta area
exposition universelle paris, north atlanta area, antoine courtois: John Howard Foote was a maker/dealer. In describing his business strategy he said, ...most of my goods, though not of my manufacture, are made to order by different makers from drawings, descirptions, and in come cases models furnished by me. He ceased...

Antique Musical Instruments: king 3b concert, penetrating sound, band teacher
penetrating sound, band teacher, brasso: For the finish, you might want to try rubbing a little Brasso on the tarnished spots, and see if that improves the looks like you are seeking. Super low Bb, would be the pedal Bb. On the mouthpieces, a change in mouthpiece can make one part of your...

Antique Musical Instruments: Luigi Fenga, mandolin, Luigi Fenga
mandolin, Luigi Fenga, DeMeglio: I would love to see some pictures of your mandolin for my reference files. Best Jim --------- Hi Jim: This mandolin is different than the other Fengas I have seen. It seems to be more of a copy of a style popularized by DeMeglio, a Neapolitan maker....

Antique Musical Instruments: Mystery Mandolin, mandolin
mandolin: Hi Evan: Well, what you describe could be just about anything. Bear in mind that there were wholesalers who sold inexpensive mandolins by the dozen back in the 1920s-1940s. The big joke I have with some of my instrument friends is that I can usually take...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin/lute; mandolin/lyre; mandolin/harp?, old stringed instrument, cockles of my heart
old stringed instrument, cockles of my heart, fret board: Hi Gae: According to the ad, you need a decent quality 10 hole/20 reed harmonica. I think that the std Hohner Marine band or Blues Harp should do fine. Now, for the strings... not sure about that. Maybe tenor banjo or half a set of mandolin string would do....

Antique Musical Instruments: Olds tenor sax, tenor sax, serial list
tenor sax, serial list, vintage brass: Only in general. First, let me say that woodwinds are not my area. Olds started his company making trombones, and then trumpets. The trombone list starts in 1915 and the the trumpet serial list starts in 1929. The list was merged in 1932. But,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Very old trombone cleaning, geary oklahoma, blue magic
geary oklahoma, blue magic, acid bath: You can clean the horn yourself, if the horn is brass, your brass cleaner should be fine, if it is silver, then a silver polish would be better. Either could also be cleaned with Blue Magic. The point of an acid bath is to clean out deposit on the inside...

Antique Musical Instruments: olympic banjo, Schall, banjo
Schall, banjo, Lyon & Healy: Hi Jim: I have emailed a few folks who might know more about the maker of Olympic banjos. I will let you know if I can find anything else about this. Jim Just heard back from one banjo expert: He says that it is definitely a Chicago banjo, the peghead...

Antique Musical Instruments: orphus guitar amps, orpheum, orpheus
orpheum, orpheus, orphus amplifier: Hi Seth: I must admit that this is beyond my general area of expertise esp when it comes to the electronic parts. The only brand name that is similar to this is Orpheum which was used by Maurice Lipsky Co out of New York at the time you mentioned. I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pedler '40 clarinet, vandoren mouthpiece, inner cavity
vandoren mouthpiece, inner cavity, instrument sections: Hello and thanks for writing! The value of the clarinet will be determined mostly by its material of construction. Would it be possible for you to email me photos at info@foreverwoodwinds.com please? Photos should be able to help me determine what your clarinet...

Antique Musical Instruments: Signet Special w/ cracked wood, impulse buy, failed attempts
impulse buy, failed attempts, correct terminology: Hello and thanks for writing! Selmer Signet clarinets are decent clarinets and seem to be well-made for a decent price. The cracks can be repaired and the metal band can be replaced as well with no issues. My guess on the cost of the crack repairs, replacement...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sousa Trombone, conn instruments, lehnert
conn instruments, lehnert, sousa: The horn you have was made by Henry Lehnert of Philadelphia. Lehnert started his company in the 1860 s. In 1876, he began to use American Standard as his trade name until his death in 1916. At least in his heyday, Sousa wanted his players to all use...

Antique Musical Instruments: Symphony harp guitar, harp guitar, Dyer
harp guitar, Dyer, Larson Brothers: Hi Gayen: Hah! I could tell you, no, it is worth nothing, just ship it to me, but I won t! :-) These are among the more desirable of harp guitars and yours, if in good condition, would be a valuable instrument. I will not give it an estimated worth --...

Antique Musical Instruments: Tar, Armenian tar
Armenian tar: Hi Ekaterina: Whew! This might be a hard one. It looks like Hovannes Darbinian is the virtuoso player of this instrument. You can purchase his CD called The Art of the Armenian Tar a number of places including CD Universe: http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/2743230/a/Art+Of+The+Armenian+Tar.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: ukulele tuning?, ukulele, tuning
ukulele, tuning, Roy Smeck: Hi Michelle: Ukes are great fun. I regret that I don;t own any tenors but i do have quite a few sopranos. I usually tune them aDF#B but that is actually higher than the gCEA tuning but both tunings are what they call re-entrant, that is with the g or a string...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Silver Clarinet, woodwind instruments, gold brass
woodwind instruments, gold brass, cincinnati ohio: Hello and thanks for writing! I m assuming from your description that your clarinet is metal and, as you stated, in the key of Bb. Metal clarinets were manufactured usually out of brass and some were plated (most, really) in silver and some were kept the brass...

Antique Musical Instruments: vega mandolin, Vega, mandolin
Vega, mandolin, cylinder back: Hi Tana: By the serial number you provide, I can pretty much determine that you father-in-law s mandolin dates from around 1918. That patent number is a design one indicating that this is what is nowadays called a cylinder-back mandolin, a design pretty...

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann Banjo, Weymann, tenor banjo
Weymann, tenor banjo, Vega: Hi Dan: Do not take my estimate of worth as the gospel, but you could bargain them down a bit, I would think. If you played and likes it it might be worth $450-500 even. John Bernunzio has a Weymann style A (not sure of that model since I don t see it in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Fife, finger holes, mouth hole
finger holes, mouth hole, finger hole: Hello and I apologize for the delay in my response. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the flute/fife? If so, it would help me out greatly in giving you information about your flute/fife. My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com Thanks...

Antique Musical Instruments: wood clarinet that has jeffrey on it, wood clarinet, grenadilla
wood clarinet, grenadilla, rosewood: Hello and thanks for writing to allexperts! If you re able to take some photos of your clarinet, it would help me to identify it. If the wood is mostly red with light black grain, it s rosewood and if it s mostly black, it s grenadilla or ebony. Hope that...

Antique Musical Instruments: zither, zither, hornsteiner
zither, hornsteiner, mittenwald: Hi Susie: Hornsteiner is the name of a large family of instrument makers from the Mittenwald area of Germany, which, in itself=, was a large area for instrument-making in the 19th-20th centuries. I am assuming that yours is a concert zither. This would...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1954 Fender Telecaster, Fender Telecaster
Fender Telecaster: Hi Ottavio: You are not kidding, right? If this is indeed a 54 Telecaster is is worth quite a bit of money. According to the 2008 Vintage Guitar Price Guide a 1954 Telecaster in excellent condition is worth somewhere around $40,000-55,000. Nice gift....

Antique Musical Instruments: 8 string orpheum mandolin, Orpheum, mandolin
Orpheum, mandolin, Maurice Lipsky: Hi Gloria: Orpheum was originally a brand of Rettberg and Lange in New York. They made quality banjos under that brand and under the Paramount label. They went out of business around 1942 and the brand was sold to Maurice Lipsky Music Company (also in new...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Banjo Value, Epiphone, banjo
Epiphone, banjo, Gibson RB-3: Hi Ron: That is a difficult one to answer. I would think that most bluegrass players have a pretty narrow view of the types of instruments they prefer (Gibson banjos). OTOH Epiphone did make excellent instruments all around. I assume that yours was a tenor...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Jeffrey Clarinet, silver plate, clarinet
silver plate, clarinet, darlene: I believe that the name stamped on the clarinet, Jeffrey, was a stencil brand. Stencil brands were done most commonly around the 1950s (I believe) and this is the term for when one company makes something and another company has their name/brand stamped...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Wraparound Baritone, quality tone, sousaphone
quality tone, sousaphone, quality instruments: That would be an unusual horn. It is sousaphone or helicon shaped? It dates to 1913. There were bands in the 1800s that used a range of helicon shaped instruments, from alto down, but this horn is newer than that. Buescher made quality instruments,...

Antique Musical Instruments: accorian and book, ricordi americana, bass buttons
ricordi americana, bass buttons, todeschini: Hello and thanks for writing! There are many different variations to accordion setups. Unfortunately the Langwill Index book (basically an encyclopedia of manufacturers of musical instruments) does not have anything listed for Todeschini. If your accordion...

Antique Musical Instruments: age of an alto sax, williamsport pa, keefer
williamsport pa, keefer, providence ri: Woodwinds are really not my area, but I believe that Keefer didn t make anything except brass instruments. But their catalogs do contain clarinets, flutes, piccolos and saxophones. It is my understanding that the woodwinds were made by Prufer Manufacturing...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique 18 string mandolin, filipino music, rondalla
filipino music, rondalla, bandurria: Hi Margarita: I assume that since your typed 18 string twice that is what you meant. I have seen many 12 string mandolins and a few 16 strings but never an 18-string. That doesn t mean that one doesn t exist. The German variant of mandolin called the Waldzither...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique dulcimer or zither, ukelin, zither
ukelin, zither, bowed zither: Hi Brian: Sounds like a Ukelin to me. Picture here: http://www.pincecordes.com/images/ukelin_g.jpg More info than you d ever want here: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/bowed.html They are pretty common novelty instruments from around the 1920s or...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bowlback mandolins, mandolin, Ditson
mandolin, Ditson, Washburn: Hi Rory: Yes, you can send pics of them to me: jimg@paperclipdesign.com I can tell you a little something (off the top of my head) about the brands you mention. Ditson: Oliver Ditson & Company, Boston. Primarily a music publiher and retail store. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher baritone horn, baritone horn, elkhart indiana
baritone horn, elkhart indiana, euphonium: Hello and thanks for writing! Are you certain that your instrument is a baritone and not a euphonium? Does the bell (where the sound comes out of) point up or to an angle? Are the valves round or long and flat? If possible please send photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher sousaphone, triangle logo, sousaphone
triangle logo, sousaphone, helicon: I suspect what you have is not a sousaphone, but a helicon. And possibly it is silverplate with gold trim. Yes, please send pictures, then I can tell for sure what it is. Send them to Kenton@PunxyPa.com. I can then better tell what issues there might be...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, Oliver Ditson, banjo
Oliver Ditson, banjo: Oliver Ditson was primarily a publisher of sheet music and music-related books from the 19th into the 20th centuries that ran a few large music stores as well. Some of their instruments were made by companies such as Lyon & Healy and Martin. However I cannot...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, Cameo, banjo
Cameo, banjo: Hi Deborah: I have no information on any US-made banjos with that branding. The Cameo brand instruments I have seen are Asian-made ones. Is this a 5-string or 4 string banjo? If you like, send me some photos and perhaps I might have a clue further who...

Antique Musical Instruments: buescher grand trombone, outer sections, silver polish
outer sections, silver polish, tuning slide: The main parts on a typical trombone are the slide with inner and outer sections, the bell section, the tuning slide, and a mouthpiece. There might also be ancillary pieces like a marching lyre, and a cleaning rod. There are some variations, like in-slide...

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmello, Catania Carmelo, guitar
Catania Carmelo, guitar, Sicily: Hi Heather: Catania Carmelo was one of the larger fretted instrument makers in the Sicilian town of Catania. Catania itself was a large area for instrument making and I believe that it still is even today. There is a wonderful site with off-the-beaten...

Antique Musical Instruments: Chicago Cabinet Company Piano, cabinet company, piano history
cabinet company, piano history, company thanks: Unfortunately my knowledge on piano history and information in general [on pianos] is quite limited. I did, however, find this link which MAY be of some assistance. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Piano-Organ-Keyboard-650/Hobart-M-Cable-CHICAGO.htm Is there an...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clairnet, music program, peice
music program, peice, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Any idea whether your clarinet is wooden or not? Is it possible for you to email me some photos of the clarinet (and preferably the manufacturer s marking(s))? I m not finding anything on Henri Bouche in the Langwill Index but...

Antique Musical Instruments: c. bruno mandolin, Bruno, mandolin
Bruno, mandolin: Hi Tim: Bruno s were decent factory-made instruments. I assume when you say baroque style you mean bowlback? I don t have any info on the styles of Bruno s but most likely it was a budget model. In any case, unless it was in excellent structural condition...

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...