Free Appraisals

With over 30 years of collective experience in providing market-accurate evaluations of fretted instruments, amplifiers and effects, we are the professionals to contact. Whether a single piece or an entire collection, we offer free informal appraisals on your gear via our website. For insurance appraisals please call us toll free at 1-800-800-0087.

What types of gear do we appraise?

We offer our free appraisal services to just about any kind of stringed instrument under the sun. Vintage guitars, basses, mandolins, ukuleles, lap & pedal steel guitars, and more. Our team of experts also appraise all manner of instrument amplification, effects, and have deep knowledge of synthesizers as well. Our vintage amplifier expert is one of the best in the world. If you have a question, we have the answer.

Do you only appraise vintage?

We will appraise all manner of gear from all eras! All gear has value, and Cream City Music is your resource for a professional valuation. Whether a vintage late 50's Fender Stratocaster to a modern Gibson Les Paul and everything in between, if you want to know what your gear is worth, we're here to help.

How do I begin my appraisal?

To begin your appraisal you can visit our gorgeous retail showroom, email us, call us toll free at 1-800-800-0087, or fill out our online appraisal form below. Tell us as much as possible about you instrument including: make, model, year, serial number, and condition. Our online form also provides the option to include photographs which will help expedite the process and aid in pinpoint accuracy of evaluating your instrument. Any historical information you can provide will help with your evaluation. Are you the original owner? Is there a great story attached to the item? We want to know! The information you provide in the form below helps us create a clearer picture of your instrument's place in musical history.