"armstrong" (elkhart) tenor saxaphone

Sep 10, 2020. 22:40 UTC
"Armstrong" (Elkhart) Tenor Saxaphone
United States of America

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This is a "Armstrong" (Elkhart-IND U.S.A) Tenor Saxaphone in decent condition. The model # is 2846743. There are some signs of wear, around the instrument. But overall in decent condition. I have multiple photos as well attached.


This instrument belonged to my Father. He was a Big Jazz lover & enthusiast ! He would play the instrument, on and off as a hobby. I don't know much about the history of the instrument. I would like to find out, after the appraisal.

Answered within 1 day
Sep 12, 16:18 UTC
By Trey

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is an Armstrong Tenor Saxophone circa approximately 1978 in Elkhart, Indiana, with a serial number of 28 46743. According to the current owner, the piece was acquired via inheritance.

The piece appears to be in good used condition with some finish wear noted. The piece does not appear to include its case. Armstrong tenor saxophones from the era routinely appear on second-hand online resellers and recorded sales form the price basis of this appraisal.

In consideration of the factors noted, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece would be estimated at $200 to $300.

Cheyenne francis Sep 19, 19:24 UTC

Where did you obtain your sources and information, to help come up with the two appraisal estimates ? Can you please email me, with that information? Thank you !

Trey Sep 21, 17:17 UTC

Hello Cheyenne, Across 13 comparable recorded transactions on the secondhand online selling site Reverb, sold prices ranged from $500 for excellent examples to $100 for a non-functioning example. Based on the estimated condition of this piece from photographs, a value in the mid-range of those examples was judged to be the appropriate pre-auction value of this instrument. An additional comparable was a very good to excellent example on eBay that sold in August for $295. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Armstrong-Tenor-Saxophone/174353949783?hash=item28984e2457:g:~OcAAOSw~GFfE4aE, setting the high mark of the midrange in conjunction with the Reverb examples.

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