The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67032   Message #1117175
Posted By: curmudgeon
16-Feb-04 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Help Me Identify This Instrument
Subject: RE: Help Me Identify This Instrument
Sadly, instruments like this have no value in and of themselves. They are bought ans sold in the antiques market as wall hagers or decorators; their market value is derived by how they look.

If one were to purchase such a piece, fix it up, and learn to play it, a different value could be determined based on the pleasure it brings to the player and the listeners.

Bear in mind that new strings, which are always necessary, will average $1.00 each.

I wouldn't advise anyone to pay more than $25.00 for someting like this -- Tom