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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique Musical Instruments: brinkerhoff
Antique Musical Instruments: brinkerhoff

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

Antique Musical Instruments: Flute
Antique Musical Instruments: Flute

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

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

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

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

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin
Antique Musical Instruments: Violin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique Musical Instruments: E Martin Double bass, E Martin Double bass
E Martin Double bass: Hi Scott: I believe that E. Martin was a factory in Germany that exported stringed instruments. I have seen quite a few E. Martin labelled violins. C. Bruno was established in New York around 1884 and, as far as I know was primarily a distributor of musical...

Antique Musical Instruments: Euphonium / Alto Horn, peter grossman, horn bell
peter grossman, horn bell, alto horn: Pictures can sometimes be deceiving, but your horn appears to be an alto horn. Lecomte & Cie made instruments that were mostly for export. And, a number of US companies handled them, including: DC Hall, Peter Grossman, Nordheimer, and Lyon & Healy. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: engraving, mail order catalogs, german factories
mail order catalogs, german factories, german violin: Hello Eibhlin, Unfortunately, it s almost impossible to tell you anything specific about the violin s origin from the small picture that you ve attached. The best I can tell you is that it is most likely a German violin, perhaps Czech, and probably from...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Trombone, holton trombone, copper pipe
holton trombone, copper pipe, elkhorn wisconsin: In 1917 Holton moved his company from Chicago to Elkhorn, Wisconsin, In the 1930 s, Holton produced moderately priced, precision-built instruments. Student editions of the Holton originals called Collegiate. Your horn dates to 1939. As far as the...

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn, italian makers, silver plating
italian makers, silver plating, french horn: It is suspected that the Serenaders were instruments made in Italy, and imported by Buegeleisen & Jacobson in New York. B&J purchased instruments from more than one maker, so, it might be worth while comparing it with Italian makers to see if they were...

Antique Musical Instruments: Fritz Schuller Oboe, edinburgh university collection, enrollment deposit
edinburgh university collection, enrollment deposit, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately your clarinet IS missing the foot for the low Bb on the bell which is why the key sticks up so high! The foot would control the venting of the key on the bell (the low Bb key) however since it s missing it would...

Antique Musical Instruments: f e olds and son clarinet, clarinet, photos
clarinet, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you email some photos of the clarinet to me? If so, please send them to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I need additional information regarding the material of the clarinet, etc. (photos would be a huge help) to determine an estimated...

Antique Musical Instruments: alto/treble recorder, descant, tenor
Antique Musical Instruments: alto/treble recorder, descant, tenor, dolmetsch

Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin, mandolin, minor damage
Antique Musical Instruments: antique mandolin, mandolin, minor damage

Antique Musical Instruments: Champion Silver Piston Chicago Cornet, cornets, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Champion Silver Piston Chicago Cornet, cornets, ebay, garage sale

Antique Musical Instruments: CONN Coprion Cornet, conn cornet, pawn shop
Antique Musical Instruments: CONN Coprion Cornet, conn cornet, pawn shop, copper

Antique Musical Instruments: M.I. Kalashen Peerless Trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: M.I. Kalashen Peerless Trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: Old LeBlanc Flugelhorn, john entwhistle, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Old LeBlanc Flugelhorn, john entwhistle, ebay, courtois

Antique Musical Instruments: old violins
Antique Musical Instruments: old violins

Antique Musical Instruments: french horne by RENE DUVAL, antique musical instruments, french horns
antique musical instruments, french horns, french horn: Hello and thanks for writing! For starters, there s no e in french horn! Rene Duval produced instruments from many different countries including Italy. Unfortunately I know NOTHING about french horns but suggest you send your question to one of this guy...

Antique Musical Instruments: Guarneri violin, giuseppe guarneri del gesu, guarneri del gesu
giuseppe guarneri del gesu, guarneri del gesu, joseph guarnerius: Hi Jennifer, Without seeing the instrument, of course, it s impossible to tell you what this particular violin s value is. But I can reliably tell you, with absolute certainty, that unless the violin comes with certificates from several different experts...

Antique Musical Instruments: genuine Kay cello, violin shop, student instruments
violin shop, student instruments, adult size: Hello Pat, Kay cellos are generally low-to-midrange student instruments. They are usually plywood cellos, meaning that the back of the cello, and sometimes the top, is made from plywood rather than carved from maple or spruce. This was done to make them...

Antique Musical Instruments: getzen super deluxe, valve casing, baritone horn
valve casing, baritone horn, super deluxe: I would think there would be a serial number on it, probably on the valve casing? If you find one, you can check it against this chart: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/getzenlist.html Some Getzen serials are just numbers. Which means that the horn was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton 1912 mellophone, ebay ads, antique instruments
ebay ads, antique instruments, mellophone: Well there are special circumstances that may be reasons to approach an appraiser, but for most instruments, if the intention is to sell them, then eBay will get you the widest view of potential buyers. Collectors tend to scour the eBay ads and there is little...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton cornet mouth pieces, vincent bach, air leaks
vincent bach, air leaks, mouth pieces: The 10C may be a bit small but the 3C would probably be too large. The 7C is a typical starter mouthpiece. But having said that, I don t think that the mouthpiece is probably at issue. It may be embouchure, but, it might also be the condition of the instrument....

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Trumpet, holton trumpet, professional level
holton trumpet, professional level, trombones: Well it has been somewhere for longer than 40 years! It was made in approximately 1923. Back at that time, Holton doesn t appear to have different models for other than trombones. It would have been intended to have been a professional level instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: hopf violin, violin shop, violins
violin shop, violins, shoulders: Hi Jane, I d have to see pictures of the violin and the stamp in order to help make a determination. However, instruments with a Hopf stamp on them are almost unquestionably late 19th-early 20th century German or Czech workshop or factory instruments....

Antique Musical Instruments: Johnny Marvin Ukulele, Harmony Johnny Marvin ukulele
Harmony Johnny Marvin ukulele: They were made by harmony and are collectible instruments tho not of the highest quality of workmanship. Made in the 1930s there were two woods: flamed koa and sunburst finished mahogany. Some pics here: http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/180U-491.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig Piccolo, percussion instrument, concertina
percussion instrument, concertina, manufacturing company: Hello and thanks for writing! Ludwig is a well-known percussion instrument manufacturing company. Your instrument looks more like an old concertina to me! See this photo for reference of an old hand concertina: http://www.mechantiques.com/_2007old/photos/OZ75a.jpg...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy (Harry B. Jay) tuba, lyon and healy, chichago
lyon and healy, chichago, eb: I sure would like to tap into your recollections about working at Lyon & Healy! I m sure you know lots of detail that would be most interesting. My email is Kenton@PunxyPa.com L&H did make some of their own instruments, and they will usually say Own Make...

Antique Musical Instruments: M.I. Kalashen Peerless Trumpet, patent number, cooper st
patent number, cooper st, bowery st: Mark Kalashen was a Dealer and possibly a Maker in New York from 1895 to 1930. His address in 1901 was 173 Bowery St, and between 1904 - 1925 14 Cooper St. So, with the patent date, you can eliminate the early address, and also use that as the low end of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Meyers- Halvarson fiddle makers, fiddle makers, william meyers
fiddle makers, william meyers, oil varnish: Hi Tom, I d be happy to take a look at photos for you if you like. The estimate that you got from Elderly is probably accurate if it s one of the workshop models, which the label would seem to suggest. The variation in price would take into account condition...

Antique Musical Instruments: MilanoSupertone Accordian, accordians, guitar piano
accordians, guitar piano, accordian: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I know little to nothing about accordians however Milano is a city in Italy so I believe it s of Italian manufacture! I suggest contacting one of the folks from the guitar/piano/percussion areas to further assist...

Antique Musical Instruments: "New Wonder" metal clarinet, Made in Italy, antique dealer, mid 20
antique dealer, mid 20, silver metal: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide photos of the clarinet? As far as I know 99% of clarinets made in Italy are worthless. If you re able to provide photos, please send them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Hope that helps! Thanks -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old LeBlanc Flugelhorn, conn selmer inc, leblanc paris
conn selmer inc, leblanc paris, vincent bach: Leblanc was started in 1904 as a woodwind maker in La Couture and Paris. Their brass instrument production was done by other French makers, mainly Courtois. The company expanded to Kenosha WI in 1946. In 1971 Leblanc took over the Martin assets, moving...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Soprano Trombone (Slide Cornet), lyon and healy, family resemblence
lyon and healy, family resemblence, slide trumpet: Soprano Trombone. Slide trumpets were a different design. I ve not seen an example of a American Professional Soprano Trombone, but Lyon and Healy stenciled and/or imported most of the instruments they sold, so you might find a family resemblence by looking...

Antique Musical Instruments: very old coronet, civil war times, antoine courtois
civil war times, antoine courtois, history and value: Well, although, that is not really of Civil War vintage nor a Civil War style instrument, it is still probably a fine old instrument. You can tell by the dates of the honors on it, that it is no older than 1889. It is likely to be either silver plate or...

Antique Musical Instruments: old trumpet, old trumpet, western germany
old trumpet, western germany, austria hungary: Anton Konrad Huttl started his company in Grazlitz in 1877. The company advertised in 1913 that they had the largest most modern factory in Austria-Hungary and Germany. In 1945, the company was Nationalized, and they relocated in South Wales. Huttl, had...

Antique Musical Instruments: old violins, old violins, san fransisco california
old violins, san fransisco california, sachsen germany: Hi Brian: Ah, the joys and mysteries of old violins. The note could easily be true but just as easily be not. Here is what I tell almost everyone who has some old violins: I cannot really appraise or give much information about old violins over the Internet,...

Antique Musical Instruments: piano dating, piano purchase, great grandmother
piano purchase, great grandmother, piano manufacturers: Piano manufacturers - even today, rarely produce their own benches. The serial number of the piano dates it to 1902. It is difficult to know if this came with the piano or not. Back then, benches weren t normally sold as part of the package although many...

Antique Musical Instruments: questions regarding conn continental colonial silver alto, playing bass guitar, united musical instruments
playing bass guitar, united musical instruments, true passion: Hello and thanks for writing! If you can email me some photos I could help you out further (I d forward the photos to my saxophone friend as I know little about saxophones) in regards to an estimate, etc. Please send any photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: RENE LOREIN FLUTE, lorein, life lol
lorein, life lol, cap info: Hello again! I apologize for the delay in my response as I ve been stuck with a flu/allergy combination recently! Unfortunately 95%+ of musical instruments (woodwinds in particular) that were made in Italy aren t worth the money to have restored, etc. Flutes...

Antique Musical Instruments: Schumann Cabinet Grand, gold crest, gold lettering
gold crest, gold lettering, cabinet grand: Your piano was manufactured in 1903. Without seeing the specifics of what needs to be repaired, it is nearly impossible to assess value. If it needs restringing, it would be difficult to find a buyer since restringing will cost nearly what it is potentially...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stendell pianos, piano manufacturer, thanks in advance
piano manufacturer, thanks in advance, pianos: Stendell was a stencil name used by a piano manufacturer for a specific retailer. This practice was common in the early 20th century. However, it makes information sparse. The only information I can dig up is that the same company made an upright, Empire...

Antique Musical Instruments: Strad violin, mail order catalogs, antonio stradiuarius
mail order catalogs, antonio stradiuarius, musical instrument world: Hello DeAnna, Violins with a Stradivari facsimile label (like the one you describe) are the most commonly found object in the musical instrument world. There are literally thousands upon thousands of instruments, mostly from Germany, which had a Strad...

Antique Musical Instruments: saxophone, piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus
piccadilly circus london, piccadilly circus, silver plating: Hello and thanks for writing! I need some more information or photos of the saxophone to give you additional information. Is the saxophone a tenor, alto, soprano or C-melody? Once you get this information to me I will send some information pertaining to the...

Antique Musical Instruments: silver clarinet, clarinet, usn
clarinet, usn, candy: Hello and thanks for writing! You scrambled the manufacturer s information a bit! It SHOULD read The Cundy Bettoney . Is it stamped with USN or similar markings? Can you drop me a few photos of the clarinet via email? If so, please send them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: silver piccolo, woodwind instrument, finger holes
woodwind instrument, finger holes, elderly gentleman: Woodwind instrument are not my area, but I ll take a shot at this anyway. I would think it extremely unlikely that it is anywhere near as old as it is alleged to be. Piccolo s were first introduced into the orchestra (by Beethoven (1770-1827). And, they...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone/trumpet, trombone player, cornets
trombone player, cornets, cornet: Well, let s see The Pepper is around the turn of the century The Conn is from 1914. I m guessing that the Conn is actually a cornet, and is probably worth more than the Pepper. Conn tends to retain value more than Peppers, and old cornets tend to...

Antique Musical Instruments: ukulele/banjo, grandfathers, soundboard
grandfathers, soundboard, botton: Hi Lisa: I think I would need a little more info. 8 string would seem to indicate a mandolin-tuned instrument. If it has a skin for a soundboard then it is a banjo-hybrid. But you mention pear-shaped with a curled area so that sounds more like a kind of...

Antique Musical Instruments: upright piano, worlds columbian exposition, approximate value
worlds columbian exposition, approximate value, good shape: Your piano was produced in 1906. Thank you for the picture. Your piano is veneered in 1/4 sawn oak and it looks like the finish is in pretty good shape. It is nearly impossible to estimate value without inspection of the parts such as strings, keys, action,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Valve trombone by H N White, valve trombone, tuning slide
valve trombone, tuning slide, valve body: That horn would have been made between 1900-1905. Lots of changes occurred between then and that 1927 catalog. You didn t say what else was engraved on the horn, but it is possible that you have one of the horns that White imported during those years...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage mandolin identification, decal manufacturer, vintage mandolins
decal manufacturer, vintage mandolins, pearl inlays: Hi Mike: Not necessarily... I would think that many of these decals could easily have been purchased from the same decal manufacturer by different mandolin makers. I also think that many of the pearl inlays were cut by third party suppliers for other makers,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, violin shop, stradivari
violin shop, stradivari, comprehensive listing: Hi Ross, Well, from the extremely limited information you have, it s difficult to say. There is no maker named Lorenzo Novella listed in any of the standard references. That fact, combined with the aphani-alps reference leads me to believe it s a trade...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, antonius stradivarius, violin shop
antonius stradivarius, violin shop, trade instruments: Hello Lizelle, Unfortunately, there isn t anything I can tell you about this instrument s value without at least seeing it in some form. Labels in musical instruments, especially violins, are extremely unreliable. Even in the case of the great Cremonese...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, antonio stradivari, violin makers
antonio stradivari, violin makers, violin shop: Hello Margaret, As I ve often said, it s not possible to accurately appraise an instrument over the net. However, it is possible to make some educated guesses and to point you in the right direction. Nicolo Amati (Latinized as Nicolaus Amatus on...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin or fiddle, sears roebuck, winter country
sears roebuck, winter country, markneukirchen: Hi Cynthia, Decorated instruments, or fancy violins as they were called in the catalogs of the time, usually date from around the turn of the century. They re almost certainly German in origin, made in the workshops of Mittenwald and Markneukirchen,...

Antique Musical Instruments: washburn bell shaped ukulele, washburn bell shaped ukulele
washburn bell shaped ukulele: Hi Kevin: The Bell ukulele was introduced in 1925. Lyon and Healy also made guitars and tiples on that shape as well. it was only made until the late 1920s. The best book on vintage Washburn instruments is Washburn prewar Instrument Styles by Hubert Pleijsier....

Antique Musical Instruments: 1965 Hopf violin, violin shop, hopf violin
violin shop, hopf violin, level instruments: Hello Doris, Well, aviolin s value is dependent on three things, essentially -- its origin (who made it, where, and when), condition, and sound, in that order. Without knowing its exact condition, it s difficult to tell you what this violin s value on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Saxophone, fischer inc, carl fischer
fischer inc, carl fischer, buffet crampon: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide some photos of your saxophone? With all of the information you ve provided it sounds like your saxophone may really be something special however without photos I m unable to help you further! Please email any photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Perfection Clarinet, musical instrument world, saxaphone player
musical instrument world, saxaphone player, student model: Hello and thanks for writing! American Perfection was a stencil brand/company. The term stencil is used in the musical instrument world when one company makes something and another stamps it. Because the clarinet is marked with the Czech. stamp, I d suggest...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique cornet, standard pitch, low pitch
standard pitch, low pitch, high pitch: That horn dates to 1900. At that time there was not settled upon standard pitch so, yes, some bands played at high pitch and some at low pitch. To deal with this problem, makers did a couple of things to make their products more versatile. For cornets of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique flute, selmer bundy, cleveland band
selmer bundy, cleveland band, student flute: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately Selmer Bundy flutes aren t worth very much at all. Last year I had a few and I think the highest I sold one for in playable condition was about $75. Bundy instruments are the basic student line by Selmer and I ve...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Piano, old kimball, cosmetic issues
old kimball, cosmetic issues, antique piano: Your piano was manufactured in 1897. The only way to know if it is worth restoring is to have it inspected by a qualified local technician. Only a physical inspection can provide the information needed to determine whether or not the piano is worth restoring....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique violin, antique violin, genuine examples
antique violin, genuine examples, graz austria: Hi Lauren, J. B. Schweitzer was a maker born in Graz, Austria. He trained in Vienna, but worked primarily in Budapest (or more precisely, on the Pesth side of the river) from around 1810 to 1865. He worked mainly on a Strad model, and was fairly influential...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique flute, age estimate, definite answer
age estimate, definite answer, serial numbers: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately the Pedler line of instruments were generally student line. Without seeing photos of the flute I must assume that it s a student line instrument and, if so, is only worth about $30-50 so I d suggest that it s actually...

Antique Musical Instruments: BC clarinet company?, boehm system, model instrument
boehm system, model instrument, student model: Hello and thanks for writing! The BC Co. stands for Cundy Bettoney Company and the Cadet is the model which is merely a student model instrument. Your clarinet is a wooden student model (sometimes referred to as intermediate as it s wood) and is worth maybe...

Antique Musical Instruments: Besson euphonium, markneukirchen, euphonium
markneukirchen, euphonium, band instruments: The early Bessons had no such serial numbers, so I have to presume that it is of more recent vintage. 1997 saw the formation of a joint venture between Boosey & Hawkes and Nadirali Band Instruments in India giving rise to Boosey & Hawkes Pvt Ltd. A brand...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Clarinet, number c, clarinets
number c, clarinets, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! If possible, please provide photos of your clarinet for additional information as there are many different Buescher model clarinets and photos would be essential to providing accurate information to you! Please send any photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bugle, boat horn, grand rapids michigan
boat horn, grand rapids michigan, bike races: Hello and thanks for writing! I m unable to find any information about the manufacturer of your horn, unfortunately, however it sounds to me sort of like a boat horn of some sort! Unfortunately I also know nothing about these types of horns! Best of luck on...

Antique Musical Instruments: boston musical instrument, old instruments, alto horn
old instruments, alto horn, corks: I believe that you are describing an alto horn dating to 1892. Unfortunately, there are no off the shelf replacement corks for these venerable old instruments. They need to be hand cut to size, with the right tools, they aren t too difficult to make...

Antique Musical Instruments: bowlback mandolin, pearl inlays, string neck
pearl inlays, string neck, student model: Hi Mandy: I have a 1913 Embergher similar to yours. It is a style A which is the plainest student model. The label reads: Roma Via delle Carrozze N. 19 . Does yours have a rosewood (dark-colored) or maple (light) bowl? The neck crack is due to it being...

Antique Musical Instruments: bowlback mandolins- dating, violin fiddle, antique musical instruments
violin fiddle, antique musical instruments, kansas city mo: Hi Marna: No, most American-made vintage bowlbacks are not in serious demand. In addition, many are in disrepair due to bad storage conditions (attics, etc) and the use of strings too heavy for their light construction. The prices you paid were all right...

Antique Musical Instruments: C, Bruno & Sons The Vernon Mandolin, C. Bruno & Sons The Vernon Mandolin
C. Bruno & Sons The Vernon Mandolin: I can t see the whole instrument but it looks like a flatback mandolin. If so, I highly doubt it was made in the 1800s but more likely in the teens or twenties of the 20th. These were probably decent instruments and depending on the condition are probably...

Antique Musical Instruments: C G Conn Saxophone, conn saxophone, tenor saxophone
conn saxophone, tenor saxophone, satin silver: Hello and thanks for writing! Your daughter s saxophone is a C melody saxophone. It s most likely satin silver in finish (a matte silver) and the patent date is the for the key configuration and not when the saxophone was manufactured. Last I checked they...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ch. Weiss Harmonica, antique musical instruments, allexperts
antique musical instruments, allexperts, harmonicas: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I know nothing about harmonicas however it s quite possible that this individual from this link may be able to help you: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/harmonicas.htm . Good luck on your...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conover Antique Piano, craigslist org, shirley newman
craigslist org, shirley newman, pianoworld: Dear Shirley, Good afternoon, thank you for using all experts. If the piano is all original it may be worth around $2,000. For me to give you a more accurate estimate, I would need photos which you can email at: contact@lindebladpiano.com. Here...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet Grand Rapids Stamped On The Bell, cornets, coronet
cornets, coronet, cornet: I assume that the serial number is really 115197, but that really doesn t tell us much, other than how it relates to other Grand Rapids instruments. However, Grand Rapids and York used instruments of the same design, so if you look through York cornet...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, clarinet family, conn instruments
clarinet family, conn instruments, eb c: Hello again and thanks for the photo of your bass clarinet! The price sounds pretty good for what it is! Unfortunately I don t know exactly what it s worth but I d suggest $500-900 on eBay. Last I checked the plastic Bundy bass clarinets went for about $600-800...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinets, wood clarinet, student models
wood clarinet, student models, personal preference: Hello and thanks for writing! Out of your clarinets, the Strasser & Conn are the best. As for choosing THE best between those it d depend on the model of the Conn and a personal preference between the two wooden ones from there. The Vito, Artley & Colonial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Darco guitar made for C.F. Martin, Martin Darco guitar
Martin Darco guitar: Hi Mark: I really don t have much info to give you. I would suggest contacting Martin directly and perhaps they might have some info. I just purchased the new Martin book which, BTW, is wonderful. There is no mention about Darco besides the string making....

Antique Musical Instruments: elkhart alto condition, horrible smell, febreze
horrible smell, febreze, saxes: Conn saxes are respected instruments, so it is probably worth keeping in good working condition. The case can be made to smell better, repair services have a spray that help clearing the smell; and setting it in the sun will also help. I ve also wondered...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Baritone Sax "USQMC", baritone sax, thumb rest
baritone sax, thumb rest, horton co: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you send me some photos of the saxophone via email to info@foreverwoodwinds.com? Usually the serial number is near the thumb rest for your right hand. Photos would help with other general information. Thanks a bunch! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique flute, bundy, susie
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique flute, bundy, susie, basic line

Antique Musical Instruments: BC clarinet company?, clarinet mouthpiece, history and value
Antique Musical Instruments: BC clarinet company?, clarinet mouthpiece, history and value, music program

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Clarinet, unlce, clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Clarinet, unlce, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: C, Bruno & Sons The Vernon Mandolin, harsh attack, archtops
Antique Musical Instruments: C, Bruno & Sons The Vernon Mandolin, harsh attack, archtops, fine instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Darco guitar made for C.F. Martin, protos, time period
Antique Musical Instruments: Darco guitar made for C.F. Martin, protos, time period, martin co

Antique Musical Instruments: harmonica, wurttenberg, christian weiss
Antique Musical Instruments: harmonica, wurttenberg, christian weiss, photo copies

Antique Musical Instruments: italia mandolin, lable
Antique Musical Instruments: italia mandolin, lable

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Ukulele, lyon and healy, leaf motif
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Ukulele, lyon and healy, leaf motif, gold leaf

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons C Clarinet, chinese instruments, those keys
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons C Clarinet, chinese instruments, those keys, selmer

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin I hope, living music, music room
Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin I hope, living music, music room, mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: silver taylor & horn coronet, cornets, unique design
Antique Musical Instruments: silver taylor & horn coronet, cornets, unique design, mid 1950s

Antique Musical Instruments: Wm H. Stubbins Clarinet, stubbins, method books
Antique Musical Instruments: Wm H. Stubbins Clarinet, stubbins, method books, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: How do I find out who made my piano?, hand piano, allexperts
hand piano, allexperts, serial number: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. If you open up the inside where the strings and harp are located, can you email me a photo to contact@lindebladpiano.com and I ll see if I can figure it out. I cant tell by the serial number. If you have any questions,...

Antique Musical Instruments: flute, metal cap, david taylor
metal cap, david taylor, suzie: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you email me a few photos of the flute? That ll help me get accurate information to you about your specific instrument. If you re able to take photos and send them to me, please email them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Giovan Paolo Maggini, giovan paolo maggini, appraisel
giovan paolo maggini, appraisel, good shape: Hello Alan, The violin that s pictured is a German trade violin, most likely made around the turn of the century. Maggini was a maker whose distinctive early style was popular around that time, and instruments made on a model of Maggini sold well. They...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gretsch guitar, gretsch guitar, chet atkins
gretsch guitar, chet atkins, vintage guitars: If this is indeed a vintage Gretsch guitar I would not bother trying. It is probably not that big a deal but it might devalue the guitar some. if you ahve your heart set on it i would take it to a luthier who is knowledgeable in vintage guitars and perhaps...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harmony mandolin, Harmony mandolin
Harmony mandolin: Hi Steve: This is an excellent site for Harmony info: http://harmony.demont.net/faq.php There is some info on serial numbers but there are no mandolin models listed. I believe yours is a Harmony Monterrey which I think were built from about 1958 into...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henri La Vella Clarinet, clarinet teacher, boehm system
clarinet teacher, boehm system, grenadilla: Hello and thanks for writing! As for some information regarding the manufacturer, I have for you as follows courtesy of The Langwill Index: Henri La Vella was a trade name and were employed by Grossman Music Corp. Henri Grossman was a dealer in imported...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Flute, student model, serial number
student model, serial number, nickel: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately without photos I m unable to give you any sort of specific information regarding your flute. I have a feeling that it s a student model flute, silver or nickel plated and worth around $50. If you can send me some...

Antique Musical Instruments: harmonica, musical instrument manufacturer, search google
musical instrument manufacturer, search google, cloth maker: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I know nothing about harmonicas! I looked up the Weiss company in the Langwill Index, a musical instrument manufacturer dictionary, and there was nothing in there either! I did a quick search (Google) and Trossingen...

Antique Musical Instruments: holton euphonium, euphonium, serial number
euphonium, serial number: I presume that you are assuming it to be an euphonium, not that you are assuming it to be a Holton. Does your horn look something like this? http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Holton/Holton-Euph-23719.jpg With that low of a serial number, it should...

Antique Musical Instruments: italia mandolin, Francesco peretti mandolin
Francesco peretti mandolin: Hi Tim: The mandolin was not made in 1840 but more likely sometime in the 20th century. The shop was founded in 1840 -- that is what it say on the label. As far as value, it is hard to tell: much depends on the amount of ornamentation and condition. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: J. Gras Fluglehorn, decent condition, stencils
decent condition, stencils, flea market: Its possible, but you are probably going to have to be lucky or put some money into it. Gras was a dealer, so the first task might be to determine who the actual maker was, and there is some suggestion that Besson may have made the stencils. But anyway,...

Antique Musical Instruments: J.W. Pepper Long Cornet, imported instruments, ebay
imported instruments, ebay, music retailer: If the date of 1910 is solid, then the horn you have is probably not made by Pepper. In the 1800 s Pepper marketed a mix of imported and Pepper made instruments. But in 1909, the company discontinued its instrument manufacturing operations and the sale...

Antique Musical Instruments: J.W. Pepper Long Cornet, jw pepper, antique musical instruments
jw pepper, antique musical instruments, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I know nothing about cornets and JW Pepper was an importer who stamped their logo on other company s products. I suggest you contact this individual for more information about your cornet: http://allexperts.com/ep/2370-65269/Antique-Musical-Instruments/Kenton-Scott.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: John Broadwood & Sons piano, john broadwood, ivory keys
john broadwood, ivory keys, allexperts: Dear Joshua, Thank you for using allexperts. To give you an approximate value, could you email me photos - contact@lindebladpiano.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kimball Piano, piano technician, kimball
piano technician, kimball, stabilizer: Hi Marie, Thank you for using allexperts. It was built in 1973. Since its not that old, it should still hold a tune for awhile. It may be best to have a local piano technician to assess it before you buy. If you have any questions, please feel free...

Antique Musical Instruments: Louis Dubois horn, louis dubois, j dubois
louis dubois, j dubois, circular pieces: The Louis DuBois instruments I have seen, do appear to be from the 4th quarter of the 18th century. But, the references have no listing for Louis. There is a Raymond in Paris (1922-1925) but that is too late, an E. DuBois in Bruxelles who also had a branch...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Ukulele, Lyon & Healy Ukulele
Lyon & Healy Ukulele: Hi Sarah: I only got the one photo you uploaded here, never got any others. I can t quite tell how big this uke is, but there Lyon & healy ukes have gone up in value over the years and your friend found a real treasure. I can t believe it was in a dumpster....

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons C Clarinet, c clarinet, clarinet music
c clarinet, clarinet music, yamaha ycl 250: Hello and thanks for writing! As for the clarinet issue you re having, you have 1 of 2 options: since you re willing to purchase a clarinet why not purchase a decent quality wooden clarinet instead of a C clarinet? Do you play with a group anywhere or would...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin/Banjo?, banjos, banjo
banjos, banjo, wondering what type: Hi Kelly: May Bell was a brand of the Slingerland Company which made banjos and drums (aslo guitars and other fretted instruments). Yours is a mandolin-banjo -- a hybrid banjo tuned the same as a mandolin. I can t really give you a value of your instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Guitar info?, antique musical instruments, conservatory of music
antique musical instruments, conservatory of music, oscor: Sorry... you should be able to find yours or one similar on the first site for sure. It is pretty extensive. Yours resembles this Oscar schmidt: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/cz.html More info here: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/cz.html#schsp As...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Freres, Carl Fischer & Manhattan, visible cracks, carl fischer
visible cracks, carl fischer, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing! First of all I d need photos of your clarinets to provide specific information. Please email any photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I assume your Martin Freres is a wooden clarinet? Your Carl Fischer clarinet is evidently...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin mandolin, Martin style A mandolin
Martin style A mandolin: Hi Ed: Thanks for the photos. That mandolin was made in 1969 and is a style A made with spruce top and mahogany back and sides. If in exc condition current book value is $850-1000. Best Jim ========== Send me a photo. I am surprised that you can t...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, Marconi mandolin
Marconi mandolin: Hi Jonathan: I only have one Marconi mandolin (a bowlback) in my photo files. The label indicated that it was made in Milano. There seemed to be hundreds of Italian makers in the last century. Not seeing photos or knowing of the condition of yours I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: National New Yorker Hawaiian Guitar & Amp, National New Yorker Hawaiian Guitar & Amp
National New Yorker Hawaiian Guitar & Amp: Hi Roger: Book value for the guitar is $800-950. As far as the amp I see no listing for it in the price book. Other amsp listed from that era are going fro around $500. I have seen Recording King amps that were made by Gibson (for Montgomery Ward)....

Antique Musical Instruments: OLD TRUMPET, old trumpet, ebay
old trumpet, ebay, vintage instruments: I guess that depends on whether you are interested in selling it or whether you are just wanting to establish its value. If selling it, as long as you provide good pictures, and an accurate description, it will naturally rise to a fair price on eBay. Otherwise,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Brass Bugle, besson instruments, serial number list
besson instruments, serial number list, low pitch: I don t know what else the LP would stand for. Serial numbers were used by most makers as a way to track instruments trough the production process. They were not intended to be a way for consumers to determine the age of an instrument, that is an application...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Carl Fischer French Horn, conn 8d, mechanical linkages
conn 8d, mechanical linkages, french horns: Carl Fischer (1849-1923) started as a dealer in New York in 1872, after immigrating from Germany importing instruments from Europe. Over the years, they obtained instruments from many different sources. French horns that we have collected pictures can be...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old English Marching Piccolo with belt pouch, eb flute, brain fart
eb flute, brain fart, john squire: Hello and thanks for writing! I DID receive your photos and I apologize for not contacting you sooner! Rudall Carte is an excellent company well-known for producing superior instruments during the 1800s. Your piccolo is made of boxwood with ivory rings and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Euphonium, age history, low brass
age history, low brass, euphonium: Ah, yes the venerable old Double Belled Euphonium. The ultimate low brass status symbol! These horns had basically no practical use for both bells, but that didn t make any difference, they were always considered cool. And, this one has the 4th valve as...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Getzen compensating double, double horns, composition teacher
double horns, composition teacher, tuba player: Well, I always have the dilemma between a quick answer and a correct answer. So, I ll start with a quick one. To get a correct answer, I d need to check with a real French horn player and see if I could track down some Getzen catalogs to see what they may...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin I hope, inexpensive model, usps
inexpensive model, usps, mandolin: Hi Norma: It certainly looks like a mandolin. I have no info on this brand. Where does it say Stafford and is there anything else on the label or the instrument? The tuner holes are a little odd, so it could be a homemade job or otherwise might be some...

Antique Musical Instruments: old pianos, kranich, upright piano
kranich, upright piano, starck: Hi Steve, Thank you for using allexperts. Your Starck Upright was built in 1914. Also, in regards to your Kranich & Bach was built in 1906 which is a very good vintage. If the piano has nice wood work, it might be worth restoring. Would you be able...

Antique Musical Instruments: old violin, renaissance instrument, old violin
renaissance instrument, old violin, wood selection: Hello Peter, The instrument in the picture seems to be a modern attempt at recreating a fiedel or rebec. The cornerless body design and vaguely S-shaped soundholes are reminiscent of these Renaissance-era instruments that were the forerunners of the violin...

Antique Musical Instruments: PICCOLLO / FLUTE, home from war, intials
home from war, intials, b band: Hello and thanks for writing! Is the entire piccolo cream in color? Does it look like one of the figures is holding a tuba/sousaphone? Can you provide photos of the instrument? Do you think the initials on the instrument are Conn ? I can t think of what exactly...

Antique Musical Instruments: Previous letter., michael jacques, pelisson
michael jacques, pelisson, couturier: Jacques Couturier of Lyon was in business from 1812-1900. In partnership with Dubois as Dubois & Couturier. The company was bought by Pelisson in 1875, but continued to use the name. It appears that Pelisson, Guinot, Clanchon et Cie, started around the turn...

Antique Musical Instruments: RENE LOREIN FLUTE, lorein, life lol
lorein, life lol, cap info: Hello again! I apologize for the delay in my response as I ve been stuck with a flu/allergy combination recently! Unfortunately 95%+ of musical instruments (woodwinds in particular) that were made in Italy aren t worth the money to have restored, etc. Flutes...

Antique Musical Instruments: Rene Duval silver clarinet, pep band, cosmetic condition
pep band, cosmetic condition, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately most instruments produced in Italy aren t of any higher quality than student grade. Metal clarinets are generally worth around $75 if in good cosmetic condition. Metal clarinets of other brands have a higher value,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Schumann baby grand piano, piano tuning co, baby grand piano
piano tuning co, baby grand piano, ivory keys: Hi Karen, Thank you for using allexperts. It is built in 1910. If you email me photos, I ll be able to assess its value and see if it has ivory keys. My email is contact@lindebladpiano.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me....

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Trumpet, edward llewellyn, silver trumpet
edward llewellyn, silver trumpet, lead pipe: 1929. It is a model that was made in the configuration preferred by Edward Llewellyn, 1st trumpet in the Chicago Symphony in the 1920s. It is my understanding that it is a large bore version of the Holton Revelation with a reverse lead pipe. It was a professional...

Antique Musical Instruments: Small King Tuba, sousaphone, tubas
sousaphone, tubas, tuba: That would be an early one, prior to 1900. Tell your wife, that she should be happy with just a tuba. My place is decorated with flute, clarinet, piccolo, saxophone, trombone and SOUSAPHONE lamps! Old tubas usually will sell. It is likely a Eb tuba,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Springs on a trumpet key squeaking, selmer paris, instrument care
selmer paris, instrument care, squeak: If all of the pistons squeak, then I would suspect that there may be incorrect springs in it. If it is only one piston, then there be something wrong with one spring or other component of the piston. In which case you may want to swap parts with another...

Antique Musical Instruments: STRADUARI ARTIST VIOLIN, birmingham alabama area, antonio stradivari
birmingham alabama area, antonio stradivari, violinmakers: Hello Billy, The quick answer to your question about whether the instrument you have is an actual violin by Antonio Stradivari is no, it s not. Instruments by Stradivari are well documented and accounted for, and they aren t instruments that are lost....

Antique Musical Instruments: Stultz and Bauer Upright, best guess, stulz
best guess, stulz, stultz: Your piano was manufactured in 1917 I believe. It is difficult to determine since this is right around the time that Stulz and Bauer was purchased by Kohler and Campbell but that is my best guess. I would estimate that it is worth between $100 and $1500...

Antique Musical Instruments: sansone piccolo, musical instrument manufacturer, sansone company
musical instrument manufacturer, sansone company, piccolos: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I ve never heard of the Sansone company however usually flutes & piccolos from Italy aren t renown as being anything other than basic student-line products. As for servicing, most local repair shops would be able...

Antique Musical Instruments: silver taylor & horn coronet, andrew taylor, elderly woman
andrew taylor, elderly woman, cornet: It partly sounds like you are talking about an Andrew Taylor instrument. As he made a Chicago cornet. But it is my understanding that he didn t start making instruments until 1993. If you would care to send pictures (Kenton@PunxyPa.com) MAYBE we could...

Antique Musical Instruments: student alto saxophenes, yamaha yas 23, ebay
yamaha yas 23, ebay, bundy: Hello and thanks for writing! In regards to the Yamaha vs Bundy - DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING A BUNDY ANYTHING OVER A YAMAHA! What I d suggest doing is finding a Vito saxophone to rent (or you can find them decently priced on eBay). The Vito to look for...

Antique Musical Instruments: Tenor Banjo???, Slingerland May bell banjo ukulele
Slingerland May bell banjo ukulele: Hi Kim: It is a banjo-ukulele -- a banjo that is played and tuned like a ukulele. You would therefore put standard ukulele strings on it. May Bell was a brand of the Slingerland Company is probably better-known these days as a drum manufacturer but back in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, union fait la force, furniture store
union fait la force, furniture store, randi: Charles Mahillon founded his business in Bruxelles in 1836. In its earlier years the company appears to have been highly regarded, but in later years, they slowed down. There was also a Mahillon & Co, in London, from 1844-1922 which was a branch of the above...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone, vintage instruments, e bay
vintage instruments, e bay, french company: No, I m afraid that it is too obscure. They might show up occasionally, but not often. Here is a cornet from the same company: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/misc/Alcazar-cornet-.jpg You could try a company such as http://www.vintage-instruments.com,...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone by C. Mahillon, searching the web, trombone
searching the web, trombone, bruxelles: Charles Mahillon founded his business in Bruxelles in 1836, and continued in business until 1935. In its earlier years they appear to have been a notable highly regarded company, but in later years, they slowed down. There was also a Mahillon & Co, in London,...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone Gift, dillon music, famous musician
dillon music, famous musician, jim fox: Serious players with a bent for history, or a special reverence for a particular player might. Others might not. You occasionally such instruments show up on eBay, those some also make questionable claims. And, Dillon Music also comes to mind. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Unlabeled Mandolin, mandolin brothers, mandolin cafe
mandolin brothers, mandolin cafe, supertone: I think you went to the best sources. it is a vast frontier out there for these lower-end instruments. I have lots of catalogs with some of the same instruments with different labels etc. Many of these Chicago companies were intertwined with complex relationships....

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Mandolin History, Vinaccia mandolin
Vinaccia mandolin: Hi Stacey: The Vinaccia Family was one of the big three of quality vintage Italian bowlbacks. Yours was built in 1929 and probably signed in the label Fratelli Vinaccia . I would love to see some photos. You can send them to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Viola, new milford ct, leopold stokowski
new milford ct, leopold stokowski, david bromberg: Hello Jennifer, I ll contact David and let him know about your father s instrument. AllExperts doesn t give me your contact info other than your name, so if you d like to continue this off the site (which would probably be easiest), you can email me at...

Antique Musical Instruments: Viola estimate, kossuth lajos, estimate range
kossuth lajos, estimate range, laumann: Hello Aletheia, Well, Robert Laumann was one of the more influential makers in the Hungarian school, having taught or had in his shop as apprentices makers such as Janos Spiegel and Otto Keller. He was born in 1870, died in 1933, and apprenticed until...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin, sole importers, stowe vt
sole importers, stowe vt, music co: Hi Fred, There s very little reliable information about violins online. However, the best place to contact about your violin is Metropolitan Music Co. They re the sole importers and producers of Juzek violins for the last 50 years or so. They re based...

Antique Musical Instruments: How do I get a violin authenticated?, guarneri del gesu, giuseppe guarneri
guarneri del gesu, giuseppe guarneri, guarneri violin: Hello Donna, Well, in Canada, your best resource for instrument identification would probably be Michael Remenyi in Toronto. If you contact him through his shop s website, he may be able to help you. The process of identifying an instrument can be...

Antique Musical Instruments: W.Milhouse Wood Flute, collector appeal, collectible piece
collector appeal, collectible piece, wood flute: Hello and thanks for writing! Why can t I ever find things like this at yard sales?! Your flute is from around the 1800s, made of boxwood & ivory with 7 sterling silver keys. It appears to have been worked on recently (my guess would be within the last 30yrs...

Antique Musical Instruments: Want to sell my piano and need to know what to ask for it price wise., ingersoll ontario, piano expert
ingersoll ontario, piano expert, hardcastle: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano is probably worth around $500. If you email me photos, I ll be able to more accurately assess it for you. My email is: contact@lindebladpiano.com If you have any questions, please feel free to contact...

Antique Musical Instruments: Washington Guitars, chicago companies, harwood
chicago companies, harwood, time frame: Photos would help. I believe that Jenkins used a number of suppliers to build their instruments over the years. They had a line called Harwood and some of those were built in new York but others built by Chicago companies. Send me some pics yours might...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wm H. Stubbins Clarinet, noblet paris, antique store
noblet paris, antique store, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I m unable to find out anything about your clarinet s manufacturer. Can you provide some photos of the clarinet? If you are, please send photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I should be able to get some...

Antique Musical Instruments: wooden clarinet lyric custom built at wurlitzer exclusively, keywork, wurlitzer
keywork, wurlitzer, intermediate line: Hello and thanks for writing! Wurlitzer musical instruments were produced by Conn and stamped Wurlitzer. It s most likely a student to intermediate line instrument unless you can prove otherwise by providing photos or mentioning any different keywork vs the...

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer tenor b-flat saxophone, flat saxophone, ebay search
flat saxophone, ebay search, tenor saxophone: Hello and thanks for writing! The Wurlitzer company was a stencil company where the instruments were stamped Wurlitzer but produced by another company. A quick eBay search shows that your saxophone may be produced by the Martin company however I m not 100%...

Antique Musical Instruments: What year and model is this banjo?, four string, national music
four string, national music, music company: Hi Lucas: Bell Brand is the brand of the tailpiece and NMS, I believe, was the National Music Company. Other than that no real way to tell who made your banjo. There were lots of factories back in the early part of the last century churning out banjos sold...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1890 DISTIN CORNET, eb cornet, distin
eb cornet, distin, cornets: Distin was never a high volume - but very capable maker which makes his work desirable and collectible. Eb cornets are less common than Bbs. His Philadelphia work is less common than his Williamsport work. Having the original case and accessories is also...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1912 Frank Holton couturier, newark new jersey, holton
newark new jersey, holton, couturier: I m not sure what earlier message you are referencing, but Holton used the New Proportion model in association with Couturier and other artists such as Clarke. I think their name on the horn was more of an endorsement - an advertisement rather than as a specific...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1916 Holton euphonium, valve casing, percussion instruments
valve casing, percussion instruments, elkhorn wisconsin: In 1898, Frank Holton opened his third-floor two-room Chicago shop and created his first trombone - a Special. By 1900, the Frank Holton Company was producing several models of trombones, cornets, trumpets and euphoniums, as well as percussion instruments....

Antique Musical Instruments: 2 Clarinets: Carl Fischer, New York and WVG. Schults, New York, carl fischer, antique musical instruments
carl fischer, antique musical instruments, buffet clarinets: Hello and thanks again for writing! I BELIEVE that the Fischer is a Bb clarinet and the Schults is an A clarinet due to the lengths. As for values I d suggest around $100+ea. Please let me know if you d like any sort of manufacturer s information I can find...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique French Horn, andrew beardsley, piston valves
andrew beardsley, piston valves, 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. Buescher...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Mandolin, gibson mandolin, gospel band
gibson mandolin, gospel band, additional photos: Hi Chris: Usually the serial number is not the same as the year of manufacture for Gibsons. A photo would help. Is there a label in the mandolin? If that was a serial then it would date to 1904. All Gibsons, esp ones in playable condition are in some...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Piano, antique piano, upright piano
antique piano, upright piano, kimball: Dear Trudy, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1904. If its an upright piano its worth around $500 and if a grand around $1,000. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.co...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin, lyon and healy, antique violin
lyon and healy, antique violin, german work: Hello Keith, I ll be happy to help. I need to know where you are located so that I can recommend a shop near you. You can email me at my shop s address, suminstr@optonline.net , or call my shop at (732) 549-3382 if you d like to speak in person. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin, antique violin, violin shop
antique violin, violin shop, schonfelder: Hello Evan, Well, Adolf Schonfelder doesn t appear in any of my standard references, although that s not too unusual. It may be a trade name that was used by one of the large German workshops. The workshops used several different, often fictitious, trade...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique ( I think) trombone, exposition universelle de paris, france exposition
exposition universelle de paris, france exposition, couesnon: Gautrot was in business from 1845-1885 in Paris. Gautrot was a major litigant against Sax, which was finally decided in Sax s favor. In 1875 he registered trade names of Gautrot-Marquet, and Gautrot Aine. Firm was renamed Gautrot Aine-Durand et Cie in 1877....

Antique Musical Instruments: antique WW Putnam & Co. organ, acoustic pianos, putnam co
acoustic pianos, putnam co, excellent condition: Dear Morgan, Thank you for using allexperts. We do not specialize in organs but acoustic pianos so I m unable to give you any valuable information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.co...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bell organ, acoustic pianos, pedal organ
acoustic pianos, pedal organ, piano company: Hi Steve, Thank you for using allexperts. My expertise is with acoustic pianos, not organs. I m unable to tell you the value of your organ. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Broadwood piano number 1889, piano tuner, bass strings
piano tuner, bass strings, global state: Dear Eric, Thank you for using allexperts. Do you have photos of the piano that you could email me - contact@lindebladpiano.com. Also, the serial number will help me tell you when it was built. We have a diagram that you can view at the following link:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Trombone, sound bottom line, bass trombones
sound bottom line, bass trombones, thumb screw: A 1920s trombone with an f-attachment, was almost certainly intended to be a bass trombone. Although, bass trombones of that vintage were small bore by today s standards. A friction fit is the connection between the bell and the slide where there is no threaded...

Antique Musical Instruments: beginner violin, size violins, d addario
size violins, d addario, violin shop: Hello Gabriela, I know exactly what you mean about the problems of finding a good-sounding small instrument! It s not easy, because there s usually a price barrier involved. Because small-size violins are actually more difficult to make (miniaturization...

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmelo Mandolin, Catania Carmelo Mandolin
Catania Carmelo Mandolin: Hi Selena: I would post a wanted ad on www.mandolincafe.com offhand, I don t know anyone who has one for sale but they do crop up on eBay as well. There is a thread on the cafe here: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47778 Jim ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Trumpet, brass instrument, mouth piece
brass instrument, mouth piece, serial number: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately as you MAY (or may not) know I don t give out any sort of brass instrument information as my information pertaining to them is limited. The serial number should, however, be on the valve casing - most likely on the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Cornet, lammers, number sequence
lammers, number sequence, stencils: Not really. It is rumored that Ray Lammers used King instruments as his stencils. Here is one of very similar age (SN 23978 ): http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/misc/Lammers-cornet.jpg If it was a King serial number, it would date to 1905-10. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: chase hackley piano, pianoworld, hackley
pianoworld, hackley, ebay: Dear Theresa, Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Do you know how old it is? It is not a name brand piano so you may want to continue still looking for pianos. You may want to try looking at the following websites for pianos: http://www.pianomart.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Emerson flute, trill, model number
trill, model number, serial number: Hello and thanks for writing! The model number should be written on the longest-sized piece (body) near the top where it says Emerson on the reverse side of the tube near the trill keys (the 2 smallest keys that move). It should have a number like 1, 3,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Fernand Chapelain Flute, dayton c miller, library of congress
dayton c miller, library of congress, wooden flute: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you email me some photos of the flute? Are there many keys on it or just a few? It s most likely either cocuswood or grenadilla, the keys are most likely nickel-silver (German silver) and the L.P. would most likely indicate...

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn, carl johan, spoked wheel
carl johan, spoked wheel, ww ii: Since 1836, the Kruspe family has been making instruments in Erfurt (PREDIGER-strasse 13 and then DABERSTEDTER-strasse (now SCHILLER-Strasse]) Family names include: Franz Carl, Johan Edward, Carl, Walkter, Fritz, Freidrich Wilhelm. Kruspe s manufactory in...

Antique Musical Instruments: 2 Clarinets: Carl Fischer, New York and WVG. Schults, New York
Antique Musical Instruments: 2 Clarinets: Carl Fischer, New York and WVG. Schults, New York

Antique Musical Instruments: chase hackley piano, family memories, hackley
Antique Musical Instruments: chase hackley piano, family memories, hackley, player piano

Antique Musical Instruments: horn, baritones
Antique Musical Instruments: horn, baritones

Antique Musical Instruments: Saxaphone with the word Symphony engraved on the bell, soprano, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: Saxaphone with the word Symphony engraved on the bell, soprano, serial number, sax

Antique Musical Instruments: schumann piano, schumann piano, pianos
Antique Musical Instruments: schumann piano, schumann piano, pianos

Antique Musical Instruments: violin and case, old violin, luthier
Antique Musical Instruments: violin and case, old violin, luthier, berlin

Antique Musical Instruments: Wood Flute Ebony 6 Keys, sears roebuck company, irish folk music
Antique Musical Instruments: Wood Flute Ebony 6 Keys, sears roebuck company, irish folk music, german flute

Antique Musical Instruments: finger hook, lead pipe, bill martin
lead pipe, bill martin, conn: If you are talking about one of those that strap to the leadpipe and tighten down with a screw, I don t know if there is anything like that being made as a aftermarket item. If so, I haven t seen them. But, it probably wouldn t be that hard for a tech...

Antique Musical Instruments: Gautrot Aine & co. trombone, antique instrument, german silver
antique instrument, german silver, aine: It is probably either silver plated brass, or german silver which is actually a type of brass. As far are overhauling the instrument, it sort of depends on who wants it. Some people don t like the age marks tampered with, others believe that returning...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hackley piano, serial number, email
serial number, email, photos: Hi Eric, Thank you for using allexperts. Do you have the serial number - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html? Also, would you be able to email me photos at the following email - contact@lindebladpiano.com. If you have any questions,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harmony Monterey Mandolin, Harmony Monterey Mandolin
Harmony Monterey Mandolin: Hi Ray: According to my sources, Harmony Monterey mandolins were mde from the 1950s into the 1970s. Book value (exc cond) is $150-175. The Monterey mandolin were models H410, H417 or H8017. usually there is some sort of stamp with the serial number with an...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Trombone, holton trombone, whiteman
holton trombone, whiteman, potato head: Yes, that is correct. Here is a picture of one: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Holton/Holton-trombone-Whiteman.jpg I don t know about the dates of manufacture, though. The above example doesn t include a serial number, so I don t know its...

Antique Musical Instruments: history-value?, fullerton ca, standard radio
fullerton ca, standard radio, nickel silver: made 1974-6 Ambassador Special Studio Super Recording Opera The Ambassador was a student horn and the others were all considered professional . The cost differential between the pro models wasn t so much an issue of quality and/or workmanship but...

Antique Musical Instruments: horn, steinway pianos, karl schubert
steinway pianos, karl schubert, slide whistle: Aug. Heimen was a trade name used by GW Jenkins of Kansas City. JW Jekins was located in Kansas City, MO, with the original company founded as J.W.Jenkins Co., and succeeded by J.W. Jenkins Sons. (John Woodward Jenkins died in 1890) The company was an...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivars & Pond piano -- need to sell, piano need, allexperts
piano need, allexperts, piano co: Dear Lyle, Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In regards to your Ivers & Pond, it is a very well made piano. Would you be able to email me photos of your piano? My email is contact@lindebladpiano.com. Do you have the serial number? The serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Can you identify this zither?, Concert zither
Concert zither: Hi Jack: It is a concert zither. primarily played in Germany and in german communities. The melody is played on the fretted board and the harmony and basses on the other strings. I can t really tell you much about the one you have. It looks like a budget...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kay cello, hi doug, cellos
hi doug, cellos, cello: Hi Doug, Kay cellos are generally very inexpensive, even in top condition. The model number indicates tht this is a 3/4 size cello, which would be appropriate for a child. That also lowers its value, because it limits its usefulness. Kays generally...

Antique Musical Instruments: Knabe Piano, piano dealer, quality instrument
piano dealer, quality instrument, going out of business: Dear Linda, I do not know too much about Falcone so I d have to recommend the Knabe. You may want to try reaching out to some other people. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Luigi Fenga's mandolin, reputable shop, experimental model
reputable shop, experimental model, additional photos: Ciao Stefano: Thanks for the photos. This is a very unusual mandolin. Either it was an experimental model by Sr.Fenga or else someone later added these unusual features. it looks like the top does not have any bend to it. We usually call it the cant...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Superlative trumpet, dansant, professional level
dansant, professional level, superlative: It was a professional level instrument. As far as getting it repaired, it really depends on what you plan to do with it. If you plan to sell it, you probably won t increase the selling price by as much as you put into repairs. I d recommend that you sell...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Tuba - Silver - Bright Laquared Bell, copper content, silver satin
copper content, silver satin, mid 1950s: It is a comparatively new one, 1953. In the mid-1950s, the quality of the Martin began to decline. The chemistry involved in making brass instruments, seems to be alchemy as much as science! It actually seems as though poor quality of brass actually makes...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal Clarinet, new york usa, sansone
new york usa, sansone, good shape: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you send a few photos of the clarinet? Maybe from your photos I can figure out who actually made the clarinet if it is, in fact, a stencil horn. Metal student clarinets usually sell for $50-175 (the higher amount if playable,...

Antique Musical Instruments: maggini violin, maggini violin, everyday parlance
maggini violin, everyday parlance, giovanni paolo: Hello Marian, Unfortunately, your question is very difficult to answer for several reasons. First, are you talking about an instrument that you own, or are looking at for purchase? Meaning, is the value you re asking for an insurance value, to cover the...

Antique Musical Instruments: mahillon clarinet, antique flutes, ebay
antique flutes, ebay, hair line: Hello and thanks for writing! Usually the Mahillon items I see are antique flutes (on eBay). Can you email me a few photos of the clarinet to ensure I give you the appropriate information? I can provide company information without photos but the photos would...

Antique Musical Instruments: New Washburn mandolin, columbian exposition chicago 1893, columbian exposition chicago
columbian exposition chicago 1893, columbian exposition chicago, washburn: Hi K.C.: It is very difficult to tell much from your photo, but this looks a simple Washburn. Washburn was the best of the brands sold by Lyon & Healy. If this is in excellent condition and with no need for repairs, then it would be worth somewhere between...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Clarinet, silver keys, ebay
silver keys, ebay, strasser: Hello and thanks for writing! I recently saw a Brittany Paris flute on eBay and believe it s something with Strasser but am not 100% certain. Please provide some photos of your clarinet via email to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I should be able to assist...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Euphonium, boosey and co, earl williams
boosey and co, earl williams, williams companies: There were a number of Williams companies. Earl Williams, Charles Williams, Williams Music House, Williams Brothers, RS Williams. I believe that yours is a RS Williams as he was from Torontom and he use Class A Artist as a model name. He in business from...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Violin, old violin, master instruments
old violin, master instruments, mittenwald: Hello Katie, Well, from the information you ve given, it s very difficult to tell you anything concrete about your instrument. However, I can give you some educated guesses. The Strauss stamp probably marks the instrument as being from Mittenwald....

Antique Musical Instruments: old Eb alto horn, eb alto horn, euston road london
eb alto horn, euston road london, serial number list: The dating of Besson instruments - particularly non-trumpets - is difficult. If you would like to look at an example take a look at: http://www.galpinsociety.org/gdnj.html Makers weren t concerned with making a serial number list for historically determining...

Antique Musical Instruments: old guitar, washburn guitar, electric acoustic guitar
washburn guitar, electric acoustic guitar, vintage market: The Washburn D130 was an unusual guitar in that the top was made of ash -- most acoustics have the top of spruce. The serial number really doesn t up to anything tho might indicate 1995. http://www.washburn.com/about-us/customer-service/washburn-guitar-archives.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano Info, baby grand piano, piano info
baby grand piano, piano info, piano maker: Dear Norman, Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The only information that I have is that they were built in Conshocton, Ohio. Other than that, I have no other information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Previous Question, antique musical instruments, allexperts
antique musical instruments, allexperts, questioners: Hannah, I m not familiar enough with the workings of Ask the Experts to know whether there is a way to make contact with the questioner or not. I do not have that information. It would be frustrating as close as you are to not to be able to make that connection,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Regina, pianoworld, ivory keys
pianoworld, ivory keys, antique farm: Dear Maria, Thank you for using allexperts. You can try to offer it as a free piano on some websites: http://www.pianomart.com http://www.ebay.com http://www.pianoworld.com/exchange.htm http://www.craigslist.org If you have any questions, please...

Antique Musical Instruments: Saxaphone with the word Symphony engraved on the bell, baritone sax, hook area
baritone sax, hook area, hand thumb: Hello and thanks for writing! Your saxophone was produced in China as is all of the other musical instruments marked with the Symphony logo. The serial number (if it has one) SHOULD be near the right-hand thumb hook area. It s most likely from anytime within...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer Clarined, selmer clarinet, sole agents
selmer clarinet, sole agents, dads: Hello and thanks for writing! Any chance you can go to the shop and sneak a few photos of the clarinet and logos, etc.? Any idea if the clarinet s a Bb or A? As for value, photos of the instrument would be helpful! Please email any photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Shumann Grand Piano, craigslist org, pianoworld
craigslist org, pianoworld, antique piano: Hi Chris, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1909. It is difficult to tell you the value with out seeing photos of it. Its probably worth around $500. My email is contact@lindebladpiano.com. If you have any questions, please feel...

Antique Musical Instruments: Sousaphone, andrew beardsley, elhart
andrew beardsley, elhart, band instrument: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was started in 1924 by Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley s death in 1928, Elkhart Band Instrument company was merged into the Buescher Company. Elkhart used Bandmaster, Tempo and Windsor as tradenames. Buescher then used...

Antique Musical Instruments: sax, lyon and healy, baritone sax
lyon and healy, baritone sax, apld: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your saxophone an alto, soprano, C melody, tenor or baritone sax? Please provide some photos of your saxophone via email to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I should be able to assist you further. Hope that helps! Thanks...

Antique Musical Instruments: schumann piano, hammers, stacy
hammers, stacy: Hi Stacy, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1905. Its probably not worth restoring if it needs a lot of work. I d recommend that you donate it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad...

Antique Musical Instruments: Triebert Clarinet, ballpark figures, free estimates
ballpark figures, free estimates, paypal: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you take a few photos of your clarinet and email them to me so I can give you detailed information pertaining to you exact clarinet? If so, my email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I usually give free estimates (ballpark...

Antique Musical Instruments: Triebert Clarinet, wood clarinet, stone tower
wood clarinet, stone tower, mouthpiece: Hello and thanks for writing! I should be able to provide manufacturer information about your clarinet. Please provide some photos of your clarinet via email to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I should be able to assist you further in regards to value,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Uke, baritone uke, baritone ukulele
baritone uke, baritone ukulele, beginner book: Hi John: From the measurements, I would say you have a baritone uke. The usual ukes sizes are standard (soprano), concert (slightly larger with longer scale than std), tenor and baritone. I don t believe that bass ukes are an accepted size tho i am sure...

Antique Musical Instruments: an upright Soufleto, gold medallion, allexperts
gold medallion, allexperts, wood frame: Hi Joanna, Thank you for using allexperts. In regards to your piano, I would recommend that you do not take it with you and sell it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Viola, new milford ct, leopold stokowski
new milford ct, leopold stokowski, david bromberg: Hello Jennifer, I ll contact David and let him know about your father s instrument. AllExperts doesn t give me your contact info other than your name, so if you d like to continue this off the site (which would probably be easiest), you can email me at...

Antique Musical Instruments: violin and case, professional makers, best guess
professional makers, best guess, markneukirchen: Hello Calvin, I have sold a few instruments with this name labeled inside, but haven t been able to find any information in the standard references to a maker by this name. I know the name can be hard to read -- the label is printed with an overly Gothic...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wood Flute Ebony 6 Keys, nickel silver keys, wood flute
nickel silver keys, wood flute, c natural: Hello and thanks for writing! Your flute was made around the 1900s and is German-made with nickel-silver keys. It s most likely in the key of C pitched around A-440hz (common) and is a 6-key model with the keys being Bb, C-natural, G#, long & short F and D#....

Antique Musical Instruments: Yosco #2 banjo, www google com, banjos
www google com, banjos, google: Hi MK: not much info on this, tho I have seen a few of these banjos, all 4 a string with a sort of double rim. They date from around 1900-1930 and were built by Lawrence Yosco in New York City. Here is a patent for his double rim banjos: http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=fVxKAAAAEBAJ&dq=yosco...

Antique Musical Instruments: 12 string mandolin, antique musical instruments, oscar schmidt
antique musical instruments, oscar schmidt, mahogony: Hi Graham: There is an OS monogram on the pickguard of Richard s, at least the thread I found: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2009/3/12-String-Mandolin.htm A good 80%-90% of American 12 string bowlbacks I have seen turn out...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Banjo Mandolin, Weymann banjo mandolin
Weymann banjo mandolin: I am not sure what this is in terms of the model number, but here are a few links to similarly constructed Weymann banjos: http://www.retrofret.com/products.asp?ProductID=3330&CartID=1038967232007 http://sylvanmusic.com/inventory.php?function=view&id=541&search=Vintage#...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Euphonium or Baritone Horn, baritone horns, musik instrumenten
baritone horns, musik instrumenten, baritone horn: That is an old one. Franz Bock was in business from 1838 to 1869. It is hard to determine size from a picture. It is an unusual instrument from an obscure maker. However, it would appear to probably be an euphonium, as he was known for making some of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: age of cornet, serial number list, band directors
serial number list, band directors, band instrument: In 1928, the Lyons Band Instrument Company was started by Wm. H. Lyons, Howard R. Lyons, and Clarence L. McCreery as a school instrumental rental program. Lyons started publishing the The Lyons Band News and Kjos Music News in 1936, with articles of interest...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique vega banjo, Vegaphone professional tenor banjo
Vegaphone professional tenor banjo: Hi Rick: It looks like Vegaphone Professional tenor. book value in excellent condition would be $1,025-1,275. Here is one: http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/80U-2241.htm another: http://www.trocadero.com/stores/gideonantiques/items/340664/item340664.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Did C.F. Martin make this Orpheum guitar, resonator guitars, pickguard
resonator guitars, pickguard, paramount: Hi Steve: I am not sure why you say that this is pre-Paramount. 1930 is given as the date that Martin made 36 of the resonator guitars. If the stamp is correct than it is possible that this was made by Martin. I never heard of dates inside the guitar -- was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Collectable George Washburn Acoustic Guitar, Washburn D-25 S/N guitar
Washburn D-25 S/N guitar: First of all, there was never a person associated with this company whose name was George Washburn. The original company name was Lyon & Healy and the Lyon was George Washburn Lyon. The current company and the one whose brand is on your guitar is actually...

Antique Musical Instruments: Coronet, salvation army band, pere pere
salvation army band, pere pere, frere aine: The family is supposed to have 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 , pere,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Courtois Cornet, exposition universelle paris, new bond street
exposition universelle paris, new bond street, serial number list: It is sort of pointless to look for a serial number. 1. Courtois didn t initially put serial numbers on their instruments, and 2. There is no serial number list for Courtois. Using serial numbers to date horns was never the maker s point for putting the...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, eb clarinet, mouth piece
eb clarinet, mouth piece, sterling silver: My area isn t woodwinds, but this one is intriguing. If it is just thinner than a wooden clarinet, then I would say that it is just an old metal clarinet. If it is shorter than a regular clarinet, then I would suspect it is an Eb clarinet. It would be difficult...

Antique Musical Instruments: cornet that belonged to my grandpa, serial number list, couesnon
serial number list, couesnon, cornet: Couesnon is a venerable old company that was started in 1827, and is still in business. There is, however, no existing serial number list that connects to date of manufacture... But you might want to look through this display and see if anything is simlar,...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company e-flat mellophone, andrew beardsley, band instrument
andrew beardsley, band instrument, instrument company: 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. Buescher used...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton, trumpet mouthpiece, chicago mobsters
trumpet mouthpiece, chicago mobsters, holton trumpet: Well, maybe you want to keep digging to find the rest of the horn! g That is a compelling idea, but there are so many possibilities that could interfere with it. Probably most serious players end up playing a mouthpiece that does not come with the horn....

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holton Sousaphone, valve casing, flood gate
valve casing, flood gate, valve section: Jerry, I have heard either of that model of horn before OR I have heard about yours before! But it appears to me that that patent number is for a Flood Gate. (which doesn t sound like something you would find on a sousaphone! I would like to see...

Antique Musical Instruments: Collectable George Washburn Acoustic Guitar, mahogany neck, elixer
Antique Musical Instruments: Collectable George Washburn Acoustic Guitar, mahogany neck, elixer, fretboard

Antique Musical Instruments: Courtois Cornet, french makers, valve cap
Antique Musical Instruments: Courtois Cornet, french makers, valve cap, digit number

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, whole lot of hope, instrument co
Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet, whole lot of hope, instrument co

Antique Musical Instruments: G. Trombone, bass clef, bass trombone
Antique Musical Instruments: G. Trombone, bass clef, bass trombone, ledger line

Antique Musical Instruments: Imperial Band Instruments, luxe paris, bbb
Antique Musical Instruments: Imperial Band Instruments, luxe paris, bbb, tuba

Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Baptiste vuillaume violin, greetings, jean baptiste vuillaume
Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Baptiste vuillaume violin, greetings, jean baptiste vuillaume, paris 3

Antique Musical Instruments: JW York & Sons Trombone, mouthpiece, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: JW York & Sons Trombone, mouthpiece, serial number, trombone

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, crystal lake illinois, great grandmother
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, crystal lake illinois, great grandmother, mandolins

Antique Musical Instruments: monarch trumpet., london music, foriegn
Antique Musical Instruments: monarch trumpet., london music, foriegn, music shop

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, gruen guitars, nashville tennessee
Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, gruen guitars, nashville tennessee

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, marc laberte, luthier
Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, marc laberte, luthier, violins

Antique Musical Instruments: Win L Peters violin
Antique Musical Instruments: Win L Peters violin

Antique Musical Instruments: G. Trombone, bass trombonists, bass trombones
bass trombonists, bass trombones, elderly cousin: It dates to around 1914. G bass trombones are fun. They need an extension handle on the slide because the slide is longer that a man s arm can reach. It can play down to a low Db. It is a much smaller bore than any modern bass trombone, so it has a slightly...

Antique Musical Instruments: Genuine Kay Cello, chips and scratches, steel cores
chips and scratches, steel cores, inexpensive instrument: Hello Christina, Congratulations on your reunion with the cello! Kays were the mainstay of student instruments for many, many years. They were tough and durable, and therefore well suited to the rigors of everyday use by students of all ages. Unfortunately,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harmony Monterey Mandolin, harmony monterey, sound holes
harmony monterey, sound holes, pickguard: According to my sources, Harmony Monterey mandolins were mde from the 1950s into the 1970s. Book value (exc cond) is $150-175. The Monterey mandolin were models H410, H417 or H8017. usually there is some sort of stamp with the serial number with an H in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Imperial Band Instruments, south williamsport high school, high school yearbook
south williamsport high school, high school yearbook, williamsport high school: Yes, Imperial was a company with mysterious origins. It was probably a group of Keefer employees that started their own company making instruments for the student market. Imperial Instrument Co. was formed in August of 1922. It was located at 643 Elmira...

Antique Musical Instruments: "Imperiale" Piano #30729 - very small - possible value?, black lacquer, pianoworld
black lacquer, pianoworld, ebay: Hi Anne, Thank you for using allexperts. It sounds like your piano was made in Japan. I m unable to find any information about when your piano was built. You can try selling it on the following websites: http://www.pianomart.com http://www.ebay.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Jean Baptiste vuillaume violin, jean baptiste vuillaume, vuillaume violin
jean baptiste vuillaume, vuillaume violin, french violin: Hi Roshelle, Well, J.B. Vuillaume was one of the most influential makers of the 19th century. He worked in Paris, and was the dominant force in French violin and bow making, identification and restoration for close to 50 years. That being said, his...

Antique Musical Instruments: JW York & Sons Trombone, serial number list, antique musical instruments
serial number list, antique musical instruments, ebay: How certain are you of the 1911 date? How certain are you that it is this trombone in the picture? The reason I ask is because we have attempted to construct a York serial number list and our current estimate for this serial number would be 1915. As...

Antique Musical Instruments: j w pepper trombome, high pitch, tuning slide
high pitch, tuning slide, counterweight: This horn was made around 1910-19, and was imported as Pepper had discontinued making instruments by that time. The extra tuning slide is to switch the horn from high pitch to low (modern) pitch. The counterweight is likely an after-market device. The...

Antique Musical Instruments: kimball piano, butte montana, snodgrass
butte montana, snodgrass, kimball: Hi Karen, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1908. If its an upright its worth around $300 and a grand around $500. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Mandolin, Lyon & Healy Mandolin
Lyon & Healy Mandolin: Hi Amy: Lyon & Healy was a huge maker and seller of musical instruments in the early half of the last century. They are actually still in business today but just sell harps. Yours is student level mandolin obviously made by L&H for the correspondence...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, Ideal bowlback mandolin
Ideal bowlback mandolin: The only information I have of this one is from mugwumps.com which states that ideal was a Carlstadt brand name. I am not sure what Carlstadt was possibly a music store or distributor. Other than that, unless it is a fancy model most vintage American bowlbacks...

Antique Musical Instruments: mellophone reference, oxford companion, journal article
oxford companion, journal article, many thanks: There was an podcast on Mellocast.com that discusses the mellophone history. But, I don t know that you are going to find an accurate printed history of the mellophone other than on the internet. You might also want to check Al s Mellophone Page. http://www.alsmiddlebrasspages.com/mellophone/...

Antique Musical Instruments: modern Cremona violin makers, cremona violin maker, cremona violin makers
cremona violin maker, cremona violin makers, professional maker: That s the problem, Chris. Best valued is an extremely vague term. Violins aren t like refigerators, where you can do your research online and figure out which one has the most features for the price you want to pay. Every professional maker around the world...

Antique Musical Instruments: monarch trumpet., old trumpet, dallas star
old trumpet, dallas star, good afternoon: Monarch is one of those names that a number of entities used. There is a Wurlitzer Monarch, a Lyons Monarch, a York Monarch, and at least one model that has no other description on it. The only dealer in Dallas that I know of that stenciled horns was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old baby mandolin, local music store, brass plaque
local music store, brass plaque, keystone state: As far as value: hard to say since I can;t see the mandolin nor do I know what the actual condition is. Most vintage American bowlbacks are not well respected, so even for a decent make like a Weymann, a simple unadorned model would probably be worth a few...

Antique Musical Instruments: My Old Violin, old violin, chin support
old violin, chin support, bulls head: Hi Lori, Well, the case, as detailed as you described it, unfortunately won t tell us much about the violin. Old cases are essentially worthless, and are easily replaced, so it has no real bearing on the violin s origin. The label probably says (in...

Antique Musical Instruments: old Alto/Tenor horn, tenor horn, alto horn
tenor horn, alto horn, eb: Yep, its an alto horn, though some folks call these altoiums, because they have a more narrow bore than the typical alto horn. I m pretty sure the key change is from F to Eb. Bb flat is too great a distance, you would have to change all the valve slides...

Antique Musical Instruments: old fiddle, fiddle players, traditional fiddle
fiddle players, traditional fiddle, violin shop: Hello Michael, Carved heads on violins are usually a product of the early 20th century. The most common is a lion s (or dragon s) head, but human heads are not all that unusual. They were produced in Germany, and marketed here in the States as fancy violins...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pan American Cornet, trumpet player, valve trombone
trumpet player, valve trombone, electronic tuner: My first thought is I wonder if you are starting on the wrong harmonic. It is also possible that it is not a Bb instrument. I guess my suggestions are to try it along with your trombone, the Bb cornet would be just one octave above so that should help you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, piano company, serial number
piano company, serial number, clue: Dear Natica, Thank you for using allexperts. Were you able to locate the serial number? This diagram may help you locate it - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Possible Guadagnini Violin, old violin, michael fischer
old violin, michael fischer, appraisal fees: Hello Mary Lou, Well, finding a Guadagnini is certainly more possible than finding a Stradivari or Amati, for instance. But to be perfectly honest, unless the violin already has previous provenance, don t get your hopes up -- the Guadagnini label (in particular,...

Antique Musical Instruments: piano, norwalk ohio, ohio model
norwalk ohio, ohio model, allexperts: Hi Carol, Thank you for using allexperts. If you email me photos of your piano, that will help for me to assess its value. My email is contact@lindebladpiano.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad...

Antique Musical Instruments: What is my piano worth?, hallet davis, piano worth
hallet davis, piano worth, davis co: Dear Astrid, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1936. If it is an upright piano, its worth around $200 and if a grand around $800. The piano is not worth restoring unless it is sentimental. Its built in a very good time period....

Antique Musical Instruments: Raffaele Calace mandolin, Raffaele Calace mandolin
Raffaele Calace mandolin: Calace made many models over the years. I have two from the 1920s one with a seal but lableled but no date on the label and the other with a date on the label, I think 1921. BTW the company is still in business in Naples producing very nice mandolins. They...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Trombone, chicago symphony, french horn
chicago symphony, french horn, holton: William Frank (b. 1876 Allentown, PA - 1932 Chicago) worked for Holton and in 1910 established his own business in Chicago. Frank also played French horn in the Chicago Symphony from 1904 til his death in 1932. Though the company continued on after his death,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stella mandolin, Stella mandolin
Stella mandolin: Hi Ryan: Stella instruments were made by the Oscar Schmidt Company of New Jersey. Yours was probably made in the teens to 1920s of the last century. These were generally low- to kid-grade instruments and yours is probably worth at most $200 if it were in...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombones, family heirloom, grandads
family heirloom, grandads, gamut: Too many variables to really answer this question. 1) any horn in use runs the risk of being damaged in some way. Fortunately most of the time the damage can be repaired. 2) Any horn that you wish to keep as a family heirloom will be at risk if used....

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, violin shop, question thanks
violin shop, question thanks, geib: Hi Barbara, Well, I wish I could give you some information about the mandolin, but I m honestly at a loss. I don t know the first thing about them. Your best bet for finding someone in Georgia who might be able to tell you more would be Reggie Williams...

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin, marc laberte, mirecourt
marc laberte, mirecourt, first glance: Hi Cheryl, Well, from the picture, it s very hard to say anything for sure. But on first glance, the instrument does seem to match up well with the label. The firm of Laberte-Humbert was a collaboration between Marc Laberte and the Humbert brothers,...

Antique Musical Instruments: value of violins?, size violins, target audience
size violins, target audience, accurate number: Hello Elizabeth, Well, small-size violins as a rule don t have much value, primarily because of their small target audience (no pun intended). Because they can only be used by a child, and only for a very short period of time, they tend to be inexpensive...

Antique Musical Instruments: Win L Peters violin, violin shop, workshop models
violin shop, workshop models, german workshop: Hello Stephen, Well, I don t know if I would classify William Peters as the American Stradivari (there s really no American maker who could lay claim to a title like that), but he was a well-known maker and dealer in Massachusetts in the late 19th century....

Antique Musical Instruments: Year and value, serial number
serial number: Dear Claudia, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1903. If its an upright its worth around $300 and if a grand around $500. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1877 BUFFET CRAMPONE CO. CLAIRONET W/ ORIG. CASE, howarth of london, boehm system
howarth of london, boehm system, university of edinburgh: Hello Darryl I have seen a few of these clarinets floating around, they are very rare. Is it Boehm system? Problem with them is they are very old now and considered antiques, definitely not to be played as they as are very primitive compared to a 20th...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1912 olds serial 819, cylindrical tubing, crescent moon
cylindrical tubing, crescent moon, tuning slide: Yes, I would say that that horn is definitely a keeper. The in-slide tuning was designed to allow as much conical tubing in the instrument as possible. By putting together the two parts of the trombone that basically have to be done cylindrical tubing (the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique J.W. Pepper Baritone, john phillip sousa, paoli pennsylvania
john phillip sousa, paoli pennsylvania, charles ives: The sale of musical instruments was added when Pepper s first retail store opened at 832 Filbert Street in Philadelphia in 1877. A New York retail outlet was established in 1880. Pepper, hirrd Henry Distin, to mov aggressively into the instrument manufacturing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Schumann Baby Grand Piano, baby grand piano, serial number
baby grand piano, serial number, recession: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. This diagram may help you locate it - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. Since the economy is in a recession, the piano may be worth around $5,000 - $6,000. If you have any questions, please feel...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trumpet, trumpet valves, old trumpet
trumpet valves, old trumpet, antique instruments: Well, snort! Trust your suspicions. Considering the fact that valves weren t invented for brass instruments until the mid-1800 s, it is quite impossible for it to be any older than that. Additionally, the type of valve on your examples came along...

Antique Musical Instruments: Artley flute, instrument repair shop, value estimates
instrument repair shop, value estimates, accepting donations: Hello and thanks for writing! I assume your flute is the Artley Artist model? If so, this would be stamped on the barrel (on the longest section near where it s stamped Artley ). As for prices, unfortunately due to the volume of questions regarding prices,...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique Selmer Paris flute, selmer paris, information sources
selmer paris, information sources, 20th century: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide any photos of the flute? Photos would help me to point out details to you and we could then figure out a closer range of the production date of your flute. Please email photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Baritone/Euphonium Age, serial number list, rotary valves
serial number list, rotary valves, brass instrument: Even if there were a serial number on the instrument, and I don t believe that Mahillon actually used serial numbers, it wouldn t do you any good because there is no serial number list for Mahillon. Charles Mahillon founded his business in Bruxelles in...

Antique Musical Instruments: Beau Ideal Slide Trombone, cylindrical tubing, penetrating sound
cylindrical tubing, penetrating sound, low pitch: Probably nothing more than what you already know. Lyon & Healy acquired product from a variety of sources and re-branded them. A series of fires destroyed what records they had and so few specifics are known of their business. Trombones of that era are...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston trombone, civil war period, graves co
civil war period, graves co, wright co: The Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory was formed in 1869 with the merger of two of the most respected brass instrument makers from the Civil War period; Graves & Co. and E. G. Wright & Co. The firm produced high quality brass instruments In 1913, the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bundy Eb clarinet and tuning info, eb clarinet, serial number listings
eb clarinet, serial number listings, bass clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is most likely plastic and the serial number should be traceable online through a quick google search for Bundy instrument serial number lists. Personally I d just consider the clarinet to have been produced around...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet and Saxophone Models, selmer saxophone, saxophone models
selmer saxophone, saxophone models, selmer paris: Hello and thanks for writing! If the Selmer saxophone logo matched the Mark VI to a T then I d suggest that they re the same model although complete examination of the keys, etc. help identify that model further. As for the clarinet, could you email photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Instrument, xs4all nl, mid 1950s
xs4all nl, mid 1950s, valve bodies: The 48A was configured like this picture: http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/images/48A1940.jpg This was basically a crossover between the cornet as far as bore profile and modern trumpet (as oppposed to the true trumpet) It adopted the contours of the trumpet....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trumpet, austro hungarian empire, cock and bull
Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Trumpet, austro hungarian empire, cock and bull, world war one

Antique Musical Instruments: My grandmama's violin, violins, serial numbers
Antique Musical Instruments: My grandmama's violin, violins, serial numbers, fir

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers & Pond Piano, capo
Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers & Pond Piano, capo

Antique Musical Instruments: J. Higham - Cornet, low pitch, cornet player
Antique Musical Instruments: J. Higham - Cornet, low pitch, cornet player, cornets

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, 12th fret, 1940s
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, 12th fret, 1940s, alice

Antique Musical Instruments: Swedish 3 string Fiddle, nyckelharpa, string instrument
Antique Musical Instruments: Swedish 3 string Fiddle, nyckelharpa, string instrument, hurdy gurdy

Antique Musical Instruments: My grandmama's violin, rudolph wurlitzer, german violin
rudolph wurlitzer, german violin, old violin: Hello Carole, Well, the first thing I have to tell you is that it s possible (although in this case unlikely) the label is not accurate. Instrument labels are generally unreliable, because it s very simple to remove a label and replace it with another,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes Alto Sax, seriel number, vintage saxophones
seriel number, vintage saxophones, high pitch: Thanks Ian For a definite value I would contact Howarth in London, woodwind specialists. Their sax technician Sebastian is very knowledgable, but the real expert is Jon Steward, legendary repair technician based there. He is one of the very few people...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hawkes & Son trombone, picadilly circus london, boosey and co
picadilly circus london, boosey and co, piccadilly circus: William Henry Hawkes, formed WH Hawkes and Son in 1889. In 1895, he moved to Denman St. Piccadilly Circus, and in 1930 merged with Boosey and Co. So your horn is no older than 1895. However, that serial number does not fit into the Hawkes sequence of serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers & Pond Piano, continuous rim, ivories
continuous rim, ivories, model scale: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The piano was built in 1935. Ivers & Pond is an exceptional piano. It is actually one of the finest pianos ever made. I would definitely recommend that you consider restoring it. If you email me photos of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers and Pond Piano, seriel number, pianoworld
seriel number, pianoworld, ebay: Hi Susan, Thank you for using allexperts. Ivers & Pond is one of the finest pianos ever built and definitely worth restoring. It was built in 1957. You could try to sell it on: http://www.pianomart.com http://www.ebay.com http://www.pianoworld.com/exchange.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: J. Higham - Cornet, tipperary town, reed band
tipperary town, reed band, dublin 4: 1. Agreed. 2. Also sounds plausible. 3. Think of the Classes as models or quality levels. Makers would enter examples of their instruments in Exhibitions, and the example was judged. When they won an award, they plastered that information all over their...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, May Flower mandolin
May Flower mandolin: Hi Alice: May Flower mandolins were made by Flower & Groehsl (correct spelling). The owner s name was H. J. Flower and I believe that is his daughter Mayon the label. They osld instruments out of Chicago around the turn of the last century. What I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Calace 1917, calace, mandolins
calace, mandolins, naples: Hi Cesar: Yours looks very similar to my model 24 from 1920 except yours is missing the armrest. Calace was one of the top three most desired mandolins in Italy in the last century. You may have gotten a good deal if yours doesn t need too much work....

Antique Musical Instruments: Old oboe, monarch, ebay
monarch, ebay, shape: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I cannot help you with any information pertaining to your oboe without photos of the instrument. If possible please email photos to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . As for the best way to part with the instrument,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Organ, louisville ky, serial number
louisville ky, serial number, curiosity: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The only information I have is that they were made in Louisville, KY and were discontinued in 1928. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: a VERY old cornet, sears catalogs, sears and robuck
sears catalogs, sears and robuck, old trumpet: Lamoreaux Freres, Paris was a tradename used by the Sears (and Robuck) Company. Sears used a number of such names such as Marceau, Tourville, DuPont, etc. for instruments they imported. It could very well be as old as your grandmother says. I certainly...

Antique Musical Instruments: PA Starck piano, starck piano, pianoworld
starck piano, pianoworld, ebay: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. It was built in 1913. Its probably worth around $300. You could try selling it on: http://www.pianomart.com http://www.ebay.com http://www.pianoworld.com/exchange.htm http://www.craigslist.org If you...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Baritone, valve casing, trumpet site
valve casing, trumpet site, vintage company: I find no reference for Medallion . Therefore, I would have to assume that it is a horn stenciled with that name by a dealer in imports. Just because a horn is a stencil doesn t mean that it isn t a good horn. I can explain the valve markings more easily....

Antique Musical Instruments: Smith and Barnes, serial number, 1914
serial number, 1914, barnes: Hi Kurt, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1914. Its probably worth around $300 if its an upright and $500 if its a grand. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Swedish 3 string Fiddle, norwegian folk music, string fiddle
norwegian folk music, string fiddle, hardanger fiddle: Hello Deb, I think what you re thinking of is a hardanger fiddle (or hardingfele). It s a instrument mainly used in Norwegian folk music, which has four strings tuned like a violin, and 3-5 understrings running underneath the fingerboard and bridge....

Antique Musical Instruments: shubert, baby grand piano, serial number
baby grand piano, serial number: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. This diagram may help you locate it - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone brand, many horns, mid fifties
many horns, mid fifties, engravings: Jack, That is sort of like trying to determine the model of a car from its rear wheel. All you can eliminate would be the companies that started after the 50 s, those that didn t use serial numbers, and those that didn t make that many horns. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet question reframed, flower plant, professional instrument
flower plant, professional instrument, mouth pieces: It was a professional instrument when it was made. It still has some value. And, it probably still plays decently. As far as your 9 year old is concerned, I would caution you that it is not going to look like the other horns his classmates will have, and...

Antique Musical Instruments: tailpiece for Lyon and Healy, lyon and healy, ebay
lyon and healy, ebay, numbering systems: Hi Melissa: It is not so easy to get a tailpiece for one of these. usually they are attached to a mandolin. I was lucky that I found one on ebay and bought the Martin that it was attached to, later selling the mandolin. L&H changed their numbering systems...

Antique Musical Instruments: true tone buescher Grand elkhart ind, time kind, tuning fork
time kind, tuning fork, silver plate: Lewis, You didn t say, but I m assuming that it is a trombone. Oftentimes parts of trombones came through the factory at different times, and some makers didn t try to keep the parts with the same numbers together. Course the other possibility is that...

Antique Musical Instruments: WURLITZER TRUMPET, rudolph wurlitzer, brass instruments
rudolph wurlitzer, brass instruments, similar features: It is hard to tell where Wurlitzer got all the instruments that they sold under their own name. Rudolph Wurlitzer was primarily a dealer. And, it is unclear how much they may have dictated the design of the instruments they sold. After about 1906, they...

Antique Musical Instruments: wooden flute, length measurement, wooden flute
length measurement, wooden flute, boston mass: Hello and thanks for writing! Please email some photos of the flute along with an overall length measurement of the entire flute assembled. My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I will be able to provide additional information via email for you....

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's Knabe Baby Grand, knabe pianos, knabe piano
knabe pianos, knabe piano, allexperts: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In regards to the Knabe piano, if it was built in 1920 that is a very good vintage but if its all original its probably going to need a lot of work. It could cost up to $10,000 just to restore the mechanics on the...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin banjo, antique musical instruments, lable
antique musical instruments, lable, british style: Best place for info on this maker is here: http://www.fetishguitars.com/index/sicilia.html http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/italiane/sicilia/caponnetto2.html http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/italiane/sicilia/caponnetto.html http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/italiane/sicilia/caponnetto_f.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: May-Bell Banjo, slingerland banjo, bell logo
slingerland banjo, bell logo, educated guess: Hi Adam: Maybell was a brand made by the Slingerland banjo company. Your banjo was probably made in the early first decades of the last century. It looks like a decent quality student level banjo and would probably be worth $300-400 if in exc. condition....

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher, buescher cornet, cornet trumpet
buescher cornet, cornet trumpet, truetone: That s a very old horn. One of the issues with getting kids to play an instrument is that often they want to to look like the kid sitting next to him. Obviously, this horn is going to look different. It almost certainly will need some attention, but was...

Antique Musical Instruments: baldwin upwright ser.#1265, vintage pianos, resto work
vintage pianos, resto work, panio: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Are you sure that is the serial number? The serial number can be found at looking at the serial number - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn 15A Cornet, valve casings, wheel rims
valve casings, wheel rims, dish soap: Alfred. Changing the springs is a shot in the dark, not unlike saying, My car isn t running well, I think I need to change the wheel rims. Springs might be the problem, but there so many other possibilities, other possibilities that are more probable....

Antique Musical Instruments: Early 1900's mandolin, carl fischer, carl fisher
carl fischer, carl fisher, music dealer: Carl Fischer was a music dealer/store in New York and is still in business tho I don t believe that they sell instruments any more and most publish music. http://www.carlfischer.com It is very difficult to tell the worth of your mandolin much of it depends...

Antique Musical Instruments: e. c. dobson banjo, old time style, frailing style
old time style, frailing style, metal strings: Hi Randy: I can t really give you a value on the banjo. Dobsons are pretty nice banjos in general for old style classical playing (nylon or gut strung played with the fingers) or clawhammer Old time style (metal strings and played with a frailing style.)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Family Trumpet, needle in a haystack, ensignia
needle in a haystack, ensignia, three generations: Unless something lucky happens this is likely to be a needle in a haystack. Sometimes there is a unique characteristic that stands out, but often different makers use the same design and ideas. You can start looking through the catalog on Horn-u-copia.net,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Horton Euphonium
Holton was a trombonist with with Sousa in 1893-94. He achieved initial success with his revolutionary slide-oil formula, Electric Oil. He then began to sell used instruments. By 1898, He opened a third-floor two-room shop in Chicago at Clark and Madison...

Antique Musical Instruments: BANJO OR MABE IT A MANDALIN
Antique Musical Instruments: BANJO OR MABE IT A MANDALIN

Antique Musical Instruments: Gautrot Breveto, brevete, medaille
Antique Musical Instruments: Gautrot Breveto, brevete, medaille, trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: guitar,zither, & mandolin, auto harp, harp strings
Antique Musical Instruments: guitar,zither, & mandolin, auto harp, harp strings

Antique Musical Instruments: imperiale piano, white keys, gold plate
Antique Musical Instruments: imperiale piano, white keys, gold plate, black keys

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet made by Wm. Frank, pbs antique roadshow, entry model
Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet made by Wm. Frank, pbs antique roadshow, entry model, old couple

Antique Musical Instruments: Gautrot Breveto, oval shape, cornet
oval shape, cornet, mouthpiece: Neil, It sounds like you are describing a cornet, like this Gautrot: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/Gautrot/Gautrot-cornet-c-.jpg It has some interesting markings on it, but I m not sure how to interpret them without a closer look at it...

Antique Musical Instruments: guitar,zither, & mandolin, guitar zither, carl fischer
guitar zither, carl fischer, tho: As I said in my profile: If you have any questions about zithers please check the following sites: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/ or http://www.fretlesszithers.net/ Between the two of them, they have it all covered for any zither-like instrument. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: HARP O CHORD, bass strings, harp
bass strings, harp, inventor: Hi Dick: I am not much of an expert on these zither instruments (as indicated on my profile) but these guys are: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/ or http://www.fretlesszithers.net/ Between the two of them, they have it all covered for any zither-like...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hackley piano, vintage pianos, serial number
vintage pianos, serial number, 1918: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. It was built in 1918. Its probably worth around $300. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage...

Antique Musical Instruments: horns, john heald, water key
john heald, water key, mancester: John Heald was born in 1843, Atkinson, NH. in 1861, He moved to Mancester, NH where he learned t play keyed bugle and cornet. He was employed by Isaac Fiske noted instrument maker, for about fifteen years. He established his own shop in 1889 in Springfield...

Antique Musical Instruments: imperiale piano, vintage pianos, craigslist org
vintage pianos, craigslist org, pianoworld: Dear Don, Thank you for using allexperts. I m unable to find any information on the piano brand, imperiale. If you email me photos I ll try to assess its value for you. http://www.pianomart.com http://www.ebay.com http://www.pianoworld.com/exchange.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: J.W. Pepper 1900 3-Valve Trombone, tenor trombone, low pitch
tenor trombone, low pitch, slide version: It would appear - though pictures can be deceiving - to be a Bb tenor. I think is too late to have been associated with Distin. If it is a high pitched horn, it will probably not have enough tuning slide to bring it down to 440. But, the turning slide...

Antique Musical Instruments: For Kessels piano, vintage pianos
vintage pianos: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I do not have any information on Kessels. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage pianos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kimball Baby Grand, baby grand piano, vintage pianos
baby grand piano, vintage pianos, ivory keys: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1904 and would be worth around $500 - $1,000. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration...

Antique Musical Instruments: kay banjo, good shape, banjos
good shape, banjos, banjo: These are not exactly high end instruments. Banjo heads are around $20, bridges $5 and strings $5 so for thirty dollars you can have yourself a playable banjo (I hope). it might be better to take it to a shop that knows how to set it up, of course. Kay...

Antique Musical Instruments: old guitar, mugwumps, fingerboards
mugwumps, fingerboards, hi bob: Hi Bob: According to mugwumps.com: F.H. Griffith was a Philadelphia, PA mandolin manufacturer from circa 1892-5. His instruments were well made and some had very elaborately inlaid fingerboards and pegheads. From 1895 he published a magazine which primarily...

Antique Musical Instruments: old Wurlitzerr piano, vintage pianos, history of the piano
vintage pianos, history of the piano, wurlitzer piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1935. It is built in a very good vintage so it may be worth restoring. Would you be able to email me photos of your piano to contact@lindebladpiano.com. I look forward to hearing back from...

Antique Musical Instruments: P A Stark Tom Thumb piano, vintage pianos, thumb piano
vintage pianos, thumb piano, tom thumb: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. It is probably worth around $1,000. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage pianos ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pratt, Read, and Co. piano., old upright piano, vintage pianos
old upright piano, vintage pianos, greenville sc: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1935. It is probably worth around $500. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration...

Antique Musical Instruments: What this piano is worth?, vintage pianos, one hundred years
vintage pianos, one hundred years, ivory keys: Dear Dustin, Thank you for using allexperts. I would need to know the name and the serial number of the piano - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. Then I can give you an idea of its worth. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Silver Cornet, graves co, wright co
graves co, wright co, vintage instruments: These are respected vintage instruments. Your dates to around 1886. Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory was formed in 1869 from the joining of the significant Civil War era makers Graves & Co. and E. G. Wright & Co. The company nane was changed to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stefano Caponnetto Mandolin, mandolins, catania
mandolins, catania, sicilia: Hi David: I hesitate to give you any conclusive value for this since I cannot really examine it in hand. Mandolins from Catania are pretty common and are, in general valued less than ones from Naples or other parts of Italy. it is also hard to tell what condition...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, piston valve, vintage instrument
piston valve, vintage instrument, helicon: There was Bruder, Adolf (1874-1916) Graslitz, Anton (1897-1820) Graslitz, Franz 1895-1925 Graslitz, Ignaz 1838-1914 Wein, Johann 1770-1944 Often, Josef 1903-1945 Graslitz, Wenzel 1860-1945 Graslitz, Stowasswers Sohne, Wenzel 1860-1945 Graslitz. Those that...

Antique Musical Instruments: trombone: Silvertone - made in Elkhart, straight braces, montgomery wards
straight braces, montgomery wards, jazz horn: It seems as though the likely candidates are Conn, Buescher and Blessing. I have never seen anything beyond speculation on which factory Sears instruments came from. And, possibly they weren t limited to just one maker. It is also unclear whether Sears...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, pedler, storage unit
pedler, storage unit, selmer: Harry Walter Pedler established his business in Elkhart in 1919, after previously working for Rudall, Carte, & Co., and Conn. The company started as American Manufacturing with Gronnert in 1916 but with the death of Gronnert, company was renamed Harry Pedler...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet made by Wm. Frank, band instrument, instrument company
band instrument, instrument company, 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, Biltmore, Barrington, and Belmore as tradenames. American Prep was his...

Antique Musical Instruments: Value of piano, vintage pianos, cabinet grand
vintage pianos, cabinet grand, listowel: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was built in 1908 and worth around $300. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage...

Antique Musical Instruments: Valve trombone
I believe there was more than one company that used Champion. One was Lyon & Healy of Chicago, although most their horns were imports. As were the horns sold by Henry Grossman. If it was one of these companies, it is old, but there are no serial number...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vincent Bach Mercury Trombone, vincent bach, brasso
vincent bach, brasso, skilled player: I d rather not get into the price of things, but suffice it to say that relacquering a horn is not cheap. Done properly, it should look nearly like it was new. But, that is all it does. It will play no better. Brasso will keep it looking shiny - after...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wm. Knabe & Co., knabe piano, vintage pianos
knabe piano, vintage pianos, script lettering: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The piano was built in 1936. It is worth around $1,000. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage...

Antique Musical Instruments: How much is my Wurlitzer Piano worth?, de kalb illinois, vintage pianos
de kalb illinois, vintage pianos, piano worth: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. It was built in 1954. It would be worth around $300. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Todd Lindeblad www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale & restoration of vintage...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1887 HALLET-DAVIS MIDI GRAND PIANO, hallet davis, vintage pianos
hallet davis, vintage pianos, great grandmother: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I am afraid I would not be able to date or look up the piano without the serial number. To find the serial number on your piano, please refer to the useful guide we have on our website - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_info/piano_Serial_Number.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920 Wurlitzer upright piano, wurlitzer upright piano, vintage pianos
wurlitzer upright piano, vintage pianos, wurlitzer piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: 30,s Emperor Virtuose Paris, c trumpet, silver nickel
c trumpet, silver nickel, lefevre: Nico, I ve never been face to face with an Virtuose Emperor. But I would say trust your own impressions. If it plays reasonably well, with decent intonation, then it should be a candidate for repair. Talk with your repair service to see what it needs, how...

Antique Musical Instruments: Age of my Wurlitzer Baby Grand, vintage pianos, lindeblad piano
vintage pianos, lindeblad piano, thanks in advance: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1919. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano http://www.lindebladpiano.com...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Baritone horn, baritone horn, student models
baritone horn, student models, euphoniums: The horn dates to the late 1920s. American Standard was - in a sense - a student model; but not like today. The student models of that era lacked some of the fancy detailing, and features of the professional models, but were solid playing instruments. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: age of my cornet, instrument production, valve caps
instrument production, valve caps, band instrument: The Standard Band Instrument Company was started in 1884 by Thompson & Odell as the Brasswind branch using stock and equipment previously owned by Quinby. Their publishing business was bought out by Fischer in 1900, and the instrument production was bought...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bell Upright Piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, antique musical instruments: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. The economic climate is the main driver of that estimate. Music climate just refers to the massive drop in music education and appreciation over the last 40-50 years. Piano s are not an every home item as they...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher alto sax, selmer mark 7, high pitch
selmer mark 7, high pitch, buescher: It dates to 1927, so it is still possible that it might be high pitch, but it is most likely that it is low (modern) pitch. Buescher made excellent instruments. It is a different concept in saxophones than your Selmer. So, it won t lock into notes like...

Antique Musical Instruments: background on a trombone, george sanford, guarantee card
george sanford, guarantee card, robert preston: I would probably be easier to decided if the story is not correct than to document that it is correct. I don t know that there would be any to determine whether that particular instrument made the movie set or not. But, it might be possible to determine...

Antique Musical Instruments: brass euphonium, valve brass instrument, lyon and healy
valve brass instrument, lyon and healy, henri gautier: Sounds like you have a Lyon & Healy instrument, Champion was one of their tradenames. Lyon and Healy were in business in Chicago from 1864-1940. They had a complex network of suppliers and sub-contractors. And in the late 1800s, The company survived 4...

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

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Baritone, baritone sax, ok condition
baritone sax, ok condition, conn: Well saxes aren t my area, so I probably should pass on this one, but a sax with a prefix of H should date to 1966. (I ve got a 1898 SN 3431 baritone sax, that I similarly don t know what to do with!) Here is a list of Conn serial numbers: http://drrick.com/conn.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon & Cie trumpet, old trumpet, franco american
old trumpet, franco american, couesnon: Basically, I can confirm your findings. I suspect that the spelling on your horn may simply be a decorative flourish. And, it is actually Cie. Here is my chart of Couesnon instruments: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/display.php?selby=+where+maker%3D%22Couesnon%22...

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn 1850s, mid 1850s, french horns
mid 1850s, french horns, solo horn: I would have to speculate that finding such an instrument is extremely remote. The chances that it still exists may not be that great either. Are you certain that it is even a French Horn? Military organizations of the mid 1800 s tended not to use French...

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn, andrew beardsley, alto horns
andrew beardsley, alto horns, french horns: I believe you mean Elkhart. 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. Buescher used Elkhart Band Inst as a trademark....

Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon & Cie trumpet, warm tone, fond memories
Antique Musical Instruments: Couesnon & Cie trumpet, warm tone, fond memories, band director

Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn 1850s, bandmaster, question thanks
Antique Musical Instruments: French Horn 1850s, bandmaster, question thanks, french horn

Antique Musical Instruments: HIstory and approximate value of my Fischer antique piano, rear rim, chattanooga tennessee
Antique Musical Instruments: HIstory and approximate value of my Fischer antique piano, rear rim, chattanooga tennessee, patent number

Antique Musical Instruments: William Frank Co. Saxophone, french horns, brass instruments
Antique Musical Instruments: William Frank Co. Saxophone, french horns, brass instruments, marine corps

Antique Musical Instruments: HIstory and approximate value of my Fischer antique piano, vintage pianos, wooden rollers
vintage pianos, wooden rollers, enamel paint: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: ivers and pond boston, vintage pianos, upright pianos
vintage pianos, upright pianos, musical climate: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $500. The company I work for actually specializes in restoration. You can view before & after photos of upright...

Antique Musical Instruments: John Broadwood & Sons, john broadwood, vintage pianos
john broadwood, vintage pianos, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I am afraid I would need to know if it is a grand or an upright to properly value and date the piano. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: JWPepper Import, eb cornet, hillyard
eb cornet, hillyard, distin: I can t tell you what it is without seeing it or having more information. But, I can tell you that the name is William Hillyard. William Hillyard worked in Dublin for McNeill, Higham in Manchester and Distin in London. In 1862, he established independently...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon & Healy Eb/F Tuba, lyon and healy, low pitch
lyon and healy, low pitch, high pitch: Are you sure that they are F to Eb sleeves? Might they not be High pitch to Low pitch sleeves? The L&H Own Make model was what they used to designate the horns that they made themselves rather than stenciling horns they imported or otherwise got from other...

Antique Musical Instruments: PA Starck Piano, vintage pianos, starck piano
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Antique Musical Instruments: Piano value; Wm. Knabe & Co. (1884-ish?), metropolitan opera house, vintage pianos
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Antique Musical Instruments: pa starck piano, vintage pianos, starck piano
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Antique Musical Instruments: What is my piano worth?, vintage pianos, piano worth
vintage pianos, piano worth, kindler: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I am afraid I do not have any information available about the manufacturer Claviola, except that they started in 1896 and were purchased by Kindler & Collins in 1921. I can not find anything relating to the dates...

Antique Musical Instruments: Schumann Piano, vintage pianos, lindeblad piano
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Antique Musical Instruments: Starck Piano, vintage pianos, 6 digits
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Antique Musical Instruments: Our Stark spinet piano, st theresa school, vintage pianos
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Antique Musical Instruments: stark baby grand piano, baby grand piano, vintage pianos
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Antique Musical Instruments: trombone age, andrew beardsley, band instrument
andrew beardsley, band instrument, instrument company: 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: USA Baritone, quality maker, usa line
quality maker, usa line, instrument maker: At first, I expected it to be a Grand Rapids instrument, as they used USA line as a name on their instruments. But it doesn t appear to be that. Therefore, I expect it is a stencil. By that I mean that a music company contracted with an instrument maker...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Holton Collegeate Baritone, horn mouthpieces, level instruments
horn mouthpieces, level instruments, student model: If the silver is basically intact on the Holton mouthpiece, I think I d recommend starting with it. If nothing else, it should be matched to the characteristics of the horn. Mouthpieces are a personal thing and no one mouthpiece is going to satisfy every...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage Schirmer, vintage pianos, rough value
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Antique Musical Instruments: William Frank Co. Saxophone, frank co, band instrument
frank co, band instrument, instrument company: 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, Biltmore, Barrington, and Belmore as tradenames. American Prep was his...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wm. Knabe & Co. baby grand, baby grand piano, vintage pianos
baby grand piano, vintage pianos, musical climate: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. 1853 is the date to be exact. Manufactured in the first 5 years Knabe made pianos. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $3,000. If you have any further...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Horn, lafayette paris, sole agents
lafayette paris, sole agents, alto horn: 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; Perfacktone; Perfection; Henry Pourcelle,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Cornet
Lyon and Healy started out as and continued to be primarily a dealership selling imported instruments. They were in the band instrument business from 1864-1940. Your horn was made in the 20th Century. But there is no serial number list for L&H s imports....

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston Musical Instrument Man. Valve trombone, elementary music teacher, valve trombones
elementary music teacher, valve trombones, valve casing: Wes, It would date to around 1885. They are collectible, so it would have some value. It is quite likely that it is high pitch. In which case, you probably can t get it to tune to A=440. But they can usually be modified so they can play at 440, by...

Antique Musical Instruments: baby grand piano, baby grand piano, vintage pianos
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Antique Musical Instruments: Date of origin, vintage pianos, schumann piano
vintage pianos, schumann piano, elderly lady: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your Schumann piano, serial #19454 was built in 1909 and the approximate worth if it is a Grand, $500 and if it is an Upright, $300. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart Sousaphone, andrew beardsley, sousaphone
andrew beardsley, sousaphone, sousaphones: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsleys death in 1928, Elkhart Band Instrument company was merged into the Buescher Company. Elkhart used Bandmaster, Tempo and Windsor as tradenames....

Antique Musical Instruments: F Horn, karl schubert, mother of pearl buttons
karl schubert, mother of pearl buttons, french horns: Karl Schubert was tradename used by the J.W.Jenkins Co. of Kansas City, MO. It was probably made in the Czech Republic in the 1920s- 30 s. It is a mellophone and designed so it would play in several keys; Probably F, Eb, D, and C. The mellophone was...

Antique Musical Instruments: Fillmore Euphonium, diameter bell, tenor horn
diameter bell, tenor horn, alto horn: Sometimes pictures can be mis-leading, but that appears to me to be a tenor horn or an alto horn. A tenor horn is in the same key as an euphonium, but has a much more narrow bore. An alto horn plays in a higher key than the euphonium. It is pitched...

Antique Musical Instruments: baby grand piano, kimball, serial number
Antique Musical Instruments: baby grand piano, kimball, serial number

Antique Musical Instruments: Hammers sticking on me Knabe Mignionette, vintage pianos, piano technician
vintage pianos, piano technician, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. I would recommend you have a local piano technician come and take care of your question. You can find a local piano technician at the following website: http://ptg.org/findATechnician-easySearch.php. If you have any...

Antique Musical Instruments: Harry Pedler cornet, pedler, ebay
pedler, ebay, mouthpiece: The company started using that name in 1937, and was sold to Selmer in 1958. I believe the company stopped manufacturing before in the 1950s that but I don t have a date. The best place to find a mouthpiece would be on ebay. Of course you could also have...

Antique Musical Instruments: hotlon baritone, holton, baritone
holton, baritone: Basically your options are to get another 1902 Holton and swap the valves, or get some custom made. Unless there is something really special about this horn, it probably isn t worth the cost. Another thought, if you have the original valves, even if they...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ivers-Pond Boston Piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
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Antique Musical Instruments: identifying baritone horn, baritone horn, water keys
baritone horn, water keys, water key: Some domestic companies would buy horns made in Europe and then resell them in the US. Typically they would put their own information on them, but you also find some that have no markings. Mouthpieces and the instrument are often mis matched, so that really...

Antique Musical Instruments: kroecer antique piano, vintage pianos, musical climate
vintage pianos, musical climate, age history: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your piano was manufactured in 1901 in Stamford Connecticut. In our current economic and musical climate, we estimate the value of your piano to be at around $300. If you have any further questions, please feel...

Antique Musical Instruments: Maison Couturier Bugle, couturier, bugle
couturier, bugle, gaillard: The Couturier company was founded in 1812 by Jacques pere in Lyon In 1836, he partnered with DuBois as DuBois & Couturier In 1875, Pelison Freres & Cie succeeded Couturier In 1905, the company became Pelisson, Guinot & Blanchon In 1931 Gaillard,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Migonette piano, vintage pianos, wd 40
vintage pianos, wd 40, lindeblad piano: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Sorry for the delayed response. Yes your piano was manufactured in 1949. For the pedals, if it seems minor something like WD-40 might help. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us....

Antique Musical Instruments: mason/hamlin style2 #2666, mason hamlin, vintage pianos
mason hamlin, vintage pianos, piano worth: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your Mason & Hamlin piano is worth approximately $500.00. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano http://www.lindebladpiano.com Specializing in the sale...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Couesnon instrument, tenor horns, tenor horn
tenor horns, tenor horn, alto horn: Well there could be a couple of possibilities. There are some smaller configured euphoniums out there, or it might be a tenor horn. The tenor horns were popular until around the turn of the century. They played at the same pitch as the euphonium, but with...

Antique Musical Instruments: how old/whats it worth, vintage pianos, barnes
vintage pianos, barnes: Hi, Thank you for using allexperts. Your Smith & Barnes piano, serial #133266 was built in 1912 and is worth approximately $200 to $300. Sincerely, Lindeblad Piano Please follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/lindebladpiano http://www.lindebladpiano.com...