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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique Musical Instruments: brinkerhoff
Antique Musical Instruments: brinkerhoff

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

Antique Musical Instruments: Flute
Antique Musical Instruments: Flute

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

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

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

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

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: Violin
Antique Musical Instruments: Violin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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