To find price guides and estimated blue book values for used musical instruments, visit online resources such as Reverb.com and UsedPrice.com. UsedPrice.com features market values, product descriptions, specifications and suggested retail prices for musical instruments. Blue book price guides on UsedPrice.com cost a fee, available as a yearly subscription or as a per-item purchase. Reverb analyzes real-time transaction information to represent values for used musical instruments in their original condition.
To find musical instruments on UsedPrice.com, select Musical Instruments under Blue Book Categories. Enter the product model number or name, and press Search. Alternatively, select the first letter of the manufacturer's name, then choose the manufacturer. Browse through the list of matching instruments, or select product type to narrow search results.
To search Reverb for musical instruments, enter the product name, or browse by category. Musical instrument categories include electric guitars, drum and percussion, keyboards and pro audio. Instruments are listed with an estimated price range. To narrow search results, select a subcategory, brand or decade. Price guides also feature the instrument's features, images and a short description.
Most musical instruments and gear have serial numbers to identify the product's origin and production date. The serial number is usually located on the neck, headstock or inside the gear. Use the Reverb dating guide with the instrument's serial number to find the instrument's provenance.