The following pictures are meant as a guide (COLOR shots are perfect) to show you what we need to see in order to complete your Double Bass Verbal Appraisal. Please copy the pictures as best as you can with your camera and bass. Plain backgrounds are best with adequate lighting. Please try not to use a flash as hotspots on the instrument can make it difficult to evaluate.
We MUST have the following
eight (8) shots in order to perform this service for you.
We do also offer a full written appraisal certificate, we charge $250 for instruments under $10,000 USD and then 2% of the instruments value over $10,000.
*Please see pictures of our double bass above for examples of what we need. Upton Bass will contact you with any further required images. Also, please notate any clear damage and send limited pictures of damaged areas as damages will affect the estimated price.
Contact us with any questions about our verbal/email bass appraisal program at 860-535-9399 Rough values or opinions of instruments will not be discussed until we have received payment, unless however you are at one of our walk-in locations in which case a $75 “bench fee” is charged for repair evaluation, our bench fee is applied to any service that we render on your instrument.
It’s important to us at Upton Bass to offer you the best service in the business and this service fee enables us to give you the attention you deserve for you and your bass.