Your musical instrument is more than just a piece of wood -- it's an investment. A written appraisal from Gruhn Guitars protects your investment by establishing the value of your guitar in the current market, which is valuable information for your banker, insurance agent and your peace of mind.
George Gruhn has been buying and selling used instruments since 1963, and Gruhn Guitars, established in 1970, was the first store devoted to vintage and used instrument sales. He is recognized worldwide as a leading expert on vintage guitars, mandolins and banjos. He brings over 40 years of experience to an instrument appraisal, as well as the decades of experience of the Gruhn staff members.
We offer the following services:
- $50 for an appraisal from photos, using our online appraisal service. You can upload as many as 5 photos, along with a description of changes, repairs and other issues not apparent from photos, and payment information, to our secure site. We will email you a copy of the appraisal and send a hard copy via USPS. If you prefer to send photos by regular mail, please include a check or money order for U.S. funds.
- Detailed appraisals from photos. For appraisals requiring the examination of 10 or more photos, a higher fee may apply. Please call 615 256-2033 or email to discuss.
- In-depth appraisals. We can provide a complete, in-depth appraisal, including in-hand examination and authentication of all components of the instrument. For pre-CBS Fender instruments and most pre-Norlin Gibson Les Pauls, the fee is $225. Please call 615 256-2033 or email to set up an appointment.
- Free appraisal for any instrument purchased from us.
We buy, sell and consign instruments, so if your instrument is for sale or if you're thinking of selling, please let us know. If you decide to sell or consign your instrument with us, we will refund the appraisal fee.