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Drum Appraisal Service

Vintage Drum Center is recognized worldwide as both a leader in the vintage drum industry and an authoritative source for pricing vintage drums, cymbals and hardware. We can give you an appraisal for the vintage gear categories below. Our value information appraisal provides you with the retail market price range of your vintage gear. (This report does not include historical/background or dating information. Extended Drum Appraisals 1A, 1B, & 2 include bonus tips on how to get the best price for your drums).

Please also see information at the bottom of this page "Our Appraisal Standards".

  • Vintage Drums - Ludwig, Slingerland, WFL, Ludwig & Ludwig, Leedy, Leedy & Ludwig, George Way, Trixon, Camco, Rogers and Gretsch manufactured up to 1980; Sonor and Premier up to 1970. Also 1960's - 1970's Japanese import brands: Kent (incl. Kent USA models), Zim-Gar, Royce, Apollo and more - please inquire.

  • Vintage Cymbals - A. Zildjian up to 1969, K. Zildjian and Paiste "Formula 602" up to 1970's

  • Vintage Hardware - Ludwig, Slingerland, WFL, Ludwig & Ludwig, Leedy, Leedy & Ludwig, Gretsch, Trixon, Camco and Rogers manufactured up to 1980. Sonor and Premier up to 1970.

Vintage Drum Appraisal fees:

  • $29.95 Snare Drum Appraisal - Includes the retail market value for your snare drum!

  • $39.95 Basic Drum Set Appraisal - Includes the retail market value for your drums only plus any original tom floor stands that are part of the drum set!

  • $39.95 Basic Cymbal Set Appraisal - Includes the retail market value for your set of up to 5 vintage cymbals.

  • $39.95 Basic Hardware Set Appraisal - Includes the retail market value for your set of up to 7 pieces of vintage drum hardware: including hi hat & cymbal stands, snare stand, bass drum pedal, drum throne and cymbal L-arm.

  • $69.95 Extended Drum Appraisal 1A - Includes the retail market value for drums, original tom floor stands (that are part of the drum set) and a set of cymbals. Values for the drum set and cymbal set will be itemized separately. BONUS! Includes 3 helpful tips on how to get a better price if you sell your drum set!

  • $69.95 Extended Drum Appraisal 1B - Includes the retail market value for drums, original tom floor stands (that are part of the drum set) and a set of hardware. Values for the drum set and hardware set will be itemized separately. BONUS! Includes 3 helpful tips on how to get a better price if you sell your drum set!

  • $95.95 Extended Drum Appraisal 2 - Includes the retail market value for drums, tom floor stands (that are part of the drum set), cymbal set and hardware set. Values for the drum, cymbal and hardware sets will be itemized separately. BONUS! Includes 3 helpful tips on how to get a better price if you sell your drum set!

How Our Appraisal Service Works:

  1.  Fill in the form below, attach up to 5 digital photos and click the "submit" button. For drum photos please take front and back views.

  2.  Call us toll free to confirm receipt of your information and to arrange payment: 800-729-3111 or 641-693-8691. VISA/MC, Discover, Money Orders and Checks are all welcome.

  3.  After reviewing your photos our appraiser Ned Ingberman will assess the retail market value of your vintage gear and e-mail your appraisal results to you. **Please note that this is a value appraisal only. It does not include historical/background or dating information.

  4.  Our appraisal report relies completely on the information and digital images you provide and is accurate insofar only as they represent the actual identity, authenticity, approximate age and condition of your vintage gear.

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Condition: use a scale 1 to 10 (10 is "like new") Defects/alterations:

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Our Appraisal Standards

Vintage Drum Center is dedicated to performing your appraisal with professional competence and a high standard of ethics.

Here is what you can expect from us:

  1.  Our estimate of market value is based on factual information known at the time of the appraisal and we shall offer only opinions which are objective, impartial and unbiased.

  2.  If the value of the item you are having us appraise for you is extremely low and in our estimation not worth the investment of the appraisal fee, we will let you know before we complete your appraisal. You will then have the option of having us completing your appraisal report or cancelling your appraisal order.

  3.  We will decline appraisal requests that contain false or misleading information and those in which the identity and authenticity of the appraisal item are in question.

  4.  If due to inadequate information and/or digital images we are unable to arrive at a value conclusion which is not misleading to you, we will decline providing the appraisal report. We may request that you submit more information in order to arrive at a non-misleading value conclusion.

  5.  We shall have no undisclosed past, present or contemplated future financial interest in any vintage gear we appraise and no undisclosed personal interest concerning the parties involved.

  6.  We shall decline providing an online appraisal report in which potential value levels are so great as to warrant, in our opinion, a personal inspection by a qualified professional appraiser.

 

 

 

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