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We specialize in antique flutes & piccolos, antique clarinets, as well as simple system and more modern woodwind instruments. Feel free to ask and if we cannot assist you we have several knowledgeable buddies that we can consult with to point you to the right direction. We can provide estimates on value, repair services, repair quotes for restoration(s), as well as offering consignment services to those in need. *Depending on the amount of time needed to determine an accurate real-time value of your musical instrument, we may encourage a small donation (generally about $5) for our time to do research for you. Donations will be distributed to our team member who contributed the information that was beneficial to you directly.

Kenton Scott

Please note: My area is BRASS instruments, not other wind, string or percussion instruments. I will provide information on antique, obscure and out of production BRASS instruments. 1) Please don't ask for evaluations, I'll not provide them on this site. 2) I am often asked very similar questions, so I'd invite you to first check on Much of the information I have garnered about this topic, I have posted on this WEB site.

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2016-09-05 vintage trombone:

 Anton Konrad Huttl started his company in 1877.  The company advertised in 1913 that they had the largest most modern factory in Austria-Hungary and Germany.     In 1945, the company was Nationalized

2016-09-03 antique trombone:

Good questions.  The company was independent until 1944 when they were bought out by Boosey and Hawkes.  Their instruments used separate serial systems for each type of instrument, so not meaningful in

2016-08-17 Old trumpet:

If it has been polished before, and it looked good then, I am going to assume that it is raw brass - i.e. never lacquered.  The difficulty with polishing an instrument is getting into all the close quarters

2016-08-07 Unbranded Piccolo:

Hello and thank you for choosing ModernFlute for your expert today! Your piccolo appears to be an old Nach Meyer and, from the length you provided, the pitch should be in Db pitched around A-440hz. The

2016-08-01 osborn mandolin number 31309:

Hello and thank you for choosing ModernFlute to be your expert! Unfortunately we are not well-versed on string instruments. We did, however, check eBay briefly and found a sold Osborn mandolin that MAY

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