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Trumpet Discussion Discuss Horn Appraisal in the General forums; I live in the Chicagoland Area (Northwest) and I was wondering if anyone out there knew of a place where ...
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    Horn Appraisal

    I live in the Chicagoland Area (Northwest) and I was wondering if anyone out there knew of a place where I can get my horns appraised? I am heading down to college in two weeks and my insurance requires me to take out a new policy on my horns which means I need my horns appraised. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Fortissimo User TrentAustin's Avatar
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    I bet if you called the local musicians' union they'd know the right person for you.


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    Yee HAW!
    Trent´s idea is good. Another is to go to Ebay and check out what prices have been recently achieved for instruments of the same make/model/age as yours. You could also dig around and see what it would cost to replace the instrument(s) with the same but new (if still made) and insure for "non-depreciated replacement value". That is what I have done with mine.

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    Forte User mike ansberry's Avatar
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    Local dealers should have a sort of blue book of musical inst. prices. It gives a new, trade in, and used price for the instruments, if it is a basic brand. It if it an Eclipse, Monette, etc., or a vintage horn, they won't be covered.
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