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.
Online Appraisal Service
Appraisals are available by uploading the following to our secure
• Front and back photos of the instrument (up to five photos can be uploaded
in order to include detailed photos if necessary). Please limit file size to 4MB.
• Serial number
• Description of modifications, repairs and other issues not apparent from
• Credit card information for $50 appraisal fee
• Mailing address
• Email address
Upon completion, a copy of the appraisal will be sent to you by email and the
original appraisal will be sent via USPS. If you prefer to request an appraisal
by regular mail, please include the items listed above along with a check or money
order for $50 in U.S. funds.
For appraisals requiring the examination of 10 or more photos, a higher fee may
apply. Please contact us at 615.256.2033 or email@example.com
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 contact us at 615.256.2033
or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Gruhn Guitars offers complimentary appraisals for any instrument purchased from
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.
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