I have several accessories that I don't know the value to post for sale. banjo wrenches, paramount, gibson,ludwig, vega and a couple without names. arm rests, gold J hooks, gibson tailpiece any help or ideas in getting value would be appreciated. I need a 1001 accessories book!
Edited by - Lynne on 01/27/2020 05:19:32
Best way, as always, is post pictures in the swap shop or collectors corner, probaly collectors corner would be best, and ask folks what they think.
Pictures are paramount to getting any idea as to levels of value on anything.
Old brand named banjo wrenches seem to start at $25 or 30 and go up from there depending on rarity and condition. All the other stuff varies all over depending on age, brand, model and condition. Oh and in the case of tailpieces whether 4 or 5 string.
If modern (like tension hooks for instance) check Stew Mac or Grey Boyd and see what they charge for new ones, and price accordingly.
I once sold something I didn't know the value of here on BHO by auctioning it through the Classifieds. High bid by a certain time/date got the piece. It worked ok for me.
Similar stuff is for sale on eBay. Browse banjo parts and accessories there to get some idea of selling prices (or hopes!).
I would take the easy way out. Instead of trying to guess what they are worth, put them up for sale on ebay with no reserve. You'll find out exactly what they are worth, which is what the highest bidder wishes to pay.