Frequently Asked Questions
About Acoustic Guitar


What is My Guitar Worth?

Well if your guitar was built in the last 30 years or so, you can probably figure out its worth from a local guitar shop with no problem.   However, if you own, inherit, or discover a vintage instrument, it may prove to be more of a challenge to get an accurate appraisal.  The net wisdom seems to be to give a call to Elderly Instruments, Gruhn Guitar, or Mandolin Brothers, and ask them.   Elderly has an On-line evaluation form you can fill out and they'll send you an estimate (at least what they'd be willing to pay for it) via e-mail.   From a serial number and general description they can give you a pretty good idea of its worth.  I believe some of them will give a certified appraisal if you send them pictures.  All of these places traffic large numbers of used/vintage instruments.  The monetary value of old/vintage instruments is directly related to their desirability to collectors.  These folks have their collective fingers on this pulse.