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So. Cal. Luthier for Appraisal

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner [DB]' started by David88, Sep 27, 2017.


  1. David88

    David88

    Sep 27, 2017
    Hello,

    I'm new to this site, so I apologize if this topic has been brought up before. I recently acquired a double bass made by my dad and wanted to get it appraised for insurance purposes. I am looking for a luthier or other suitable appraiser in Southern California (ideally near Corona, CA) to appraise my double bass.

    If anyone can assist me with the process, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Metzler Violins in Glendale, CA. (Kind of a Schlep for you, but worth it, IMO.) Or, Los Angeles Bass Works - in LA, (near Downtown LA), maybe a bit closer to you.
    Thanks.
     
  3. David88

    David88

    Sep 27, 2017
    Thanks for the prompt feedback Don. I will check them out.

    Edit: Metzler Violins in Glendale noted that they no longer handle individualized appraisals. I've reached out to LA Bass Works for their feedback on the matter.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
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  4. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    OK! Thanks for the Metzler update. My last appraisal there was 10 yrs. ago.
    Good Luck.
     
  5. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Denisa Hannah is another option.
     
  6. David88

    David88

    Sep 27, 2017
    Thanks for the feedback Don and Louis. I ended up taking it to LA Bass Works and getting an appraisal done by Lisa Gass.
     
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  7. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    She's terrific.
     

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