APPRAISALS

I provide appraisals on all types of guitars, ancient or modern, acoustic or electric. I also do this for all plucked string instruments and other musical gear.
The aim of these appraisals is to determine the maker, construction period and state of an instrument, whether it is an original or a copy, if some of the original parts and pieces have been replaced, or if the lacquer or varnish has been redone, all this in order to ascertain the instrument's value.
Appraisals can be done in different ways:
Informally, as an oral appraisal
As a redacted document: either an insurance certificate or a certificate of authenticity
As a description for a public auction catalog
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Appraisals are available to both private clients and professionals, for single instruments as well as entire collections.
In cases where bringing instruments to my workshop may be unpractical or unfeasable, I may be able to come to you or appraise your instruments based on detailed pictures.
No matter the appraisal, please check with us for the cost beforehand and we will provide a quote.

Given the nature of his activity, the appraiser is liable if proven to have caused damage to an instrument. For this reason, I am covered by a specific professional insurance. A certificate of this insurance can be delivered if needed.
I provide appraisals for several public institutions, such as the Crédit Municipal de Paris, Vichy Enchères, Drouot for auctioneers Castor and Hara, as well as for Drouot Estimations.

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PREVIOUS CATALOGS

Art Richelieu Castor et Hara

Nous organisons depuis avril 2015 deux fois par an, une vente aux enchères publique, dédiée aux guitares, électriques, classiques, folks, historiques et instruments a cordes pincées.

Vichy Enchères

Vichy enchères est connue depuis 1983 pour ses ventes aux enchères publiques d'instruments de musique. Elles s'imposent parmi les plus importantes ventes internationales.

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