A & D Musical Instrument Appraisals – Accredited Senior Appraiser – Musical Instruments and Expert Witness, Rebecca Apodaca, prepares IRS and USPAP compliant musical instrument appraisals for all instruments. Vintage guitar appraisal are her specialty » A and D Music, A&D Music, AD Music, litigation, Guitar Expert, Musical Instrument Expert, Expert Services, Guitar expert witness, rock band equipment.

Appraisals for All Musical Instruments, Pro Audio and their related Accessories including:

Fretted: Guitars, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolinPercussion: drum, marimba, piano
Brass: Trumpets, trombones, low brass, F-hornsOrchestra: Violins, violas, cello, bass
Printed Sheet Music: Collection or sheetWoodwinds: clarinet, saxophone, flute
Double Reed: oboe, bassoon, English HornPro Audio: P.A., amplifiers, speakers, mics
International Musical Instruments:Historic musical instruments
Celebrity Owned: Musical instruments for Classical, Jazz, Rock, Punk, and Metal Performing Artist

IRS Qualified Appraisals & Consulting

We provide USPAP Compliant appraisals and consulting services in a confidential manner for individuals, collectors, museums, auctions houses, dealers, Rock Artist, celebrity owned, insurance companies and attorneys.

Why Appraisals are necessary:

  • Homeowner and Renter Insurance Policy Coverage
  • Insurance Loss/ Damage Claims
  • Litigation purposes – Expert Witness Services available
  • Donation/Contribution or Estate Settlements
  • Airline and Shipping companies insurance claims
  • Authentication or documentation of fraud
  • Estate planning, equitable distribution
  • Disillusionment of Marriage division of property
  • Evaluation prior to repairing, selling or purchasing an instrument

A Certified Appraisal is based on actual comparable sales & research very much like a Real Estate Appraisal. A & D Music has compiled a 40 year library of over 500 Books, Magazines, Trade Magazine & Catalogues.

IRS Qualified Appraiser Qualifications

In February 2007 the Internal Revenue Service has put a restriction for appraisals claimed for donated items (including musical instruments) or settlements of Estates.

We speak, read and write in English and Spanish. We have the ability to read some French, Italian, Latin, German, and Dutch including familiarity with musical terms in these languages.

Our reputation speaks for itself.

Selected Client List: Although our clients are kept confidential, these have allowed us to be listed.

"ABC Movie "Stranger on my Land", Los Angeles, CANBC Television Orchestra, Burbank, CA
Aliso Viejo Symphony, Aliso Viejo, CAOakley Sunglasses, Foothill Ranch, CA
Allen, R.C. (guitar maker) El Monte, CAOrange County Performing Arts Center
American Music Conference, Carlsbad, CAPacific Symphony Santa Ana, CA
Christie's Auction House, NY, NYRalph Loren L'Oreal, NY, NY
The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZRitz Carlton Hotel, Dana Point, CA
L.A. Times, Los Angeles, CASouth Coast Symphony, Santa Ana, CA
Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CASt. Regis Hotel, Dana Point, CA
NAMM International Association of Music MerchantsMusical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

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