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We Authenticate Vintage Instruments

On Site Services Offered

We offer these services to anyone who either just wants one guitar checked out to make sure that it has not been refinished or suffered any damage to it (such as a broken headstock or neck), or to the discerning client who has a highly valuable instrument or collection of instruments worthy of an insurance valuation and who would like to keep a lasting record of his guitar or collection. A special price could be arranged for a collection of guitars. 

All work done by David Brass. All photography done by Dustin S. Jack.

 

1.         A visual inspection of your guitar, an examination with an ultra-violet light 

            to check for any refinishing or damage to it, (such as a broken headstock 

            or neck) and a verbal opinion by David Brass.                                                              $500
 

2.         External photography of your guitar with between 10 – 20 high resolution 

            images put onto a disc.                                                                                              $750

 

3.         a. A full inspection of your guitar using an ultra-violet light to check for any 

            refinishing or damage to it (such as a broken headstock or neck).

            b. Careful dismantling, checking all components for originality, lubrication, 

            re-assembly, re-string, set-up, and subtle cleaning of neck and external components. 

            At this point we would inform you of any non-original parts and you would have 

            the choice of either replacing them or not. Any parts purchased by us are with 

            written consent of owner and supplied at cost with receipts supplied.         

            c. Internal and external photography with between 20 – 40 high resolution images 

            put onto a disc.           

            d. A full written report with a valuation on Fretted Americana, Inc., headed 

            paper.                                                                                                                      $1,250
 

4.         a. A full inspection of your guitar using an ultra-violet light to check for any 

            refinishing or damage to it (such as a broken headstock or neck).

            b. Careful dismantling, checking all components for originality, lubrication, 

            re-assembly, re-string, set-up, and subtle cleaning of neck and external components. 

            At this point we would inform you of any non-original parts and you would have 

            the choice of either replacing them or not. Any parts purchased by us are with 

            written consent of owner and supplied at cost with receipts supplied.         

            c. Internal and external photography with between 20 – 40 high resolution images 

            put onto a disc.           

            d. A full written report with a valuation on Fretted Americana, Inc., headed 

            paper.        

            e. Glossy coffee table book containing between 10 – 20 high resolution images 

            of the external photographs.                                                                                     $1,750
                                                                                                                                            

 

We retain all rights to all photographs and video.

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