Lecture Series: Appraising and Valuating Vintage Guitars - A Primer For The General Appraiser

Event Details

Monday, Dec 5, 2022

6-8 PM EST

The National Arts Club
The Sculpture Court
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

On Demand (Recording) $20.00 Members
$25.00 Non-Member
Free CASP Student or Associate Candidate

In Person (NYC) $20.00 Members
$25.00 Non-Member
Free CASP Student or Associate Candidate

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GuitarsJoin Kerry Keane, Fine Musical Instrument Consultant, for a lecture on appraising Vintage Guitars. The following will be addressed; types and categories of vintage guitars, the different determinants of value, identification and dating works, and sourcing market data.

A reception with refreshments will follow the lecture that will be in the historic National Arts Club, a National Landmark building and the former home of Governor Samuel Tilden.

Not able to attend the in person event? A recording of the lecture will be available for viewing On Demand shortly after the live event. Register today and you will receive an email with login instructions as soon as the recording is available.

We look forward to seeing you in person! Guests will be asked to follow the National Arts Club Covid protocol, found here.

We thank our Lecture Sponsor:


1.5 CE credits

Kerry KeaneA talented guitarist with a strong love for American fretted instruments; Kerry Keane has been influential in establishing and growing Christie's presence in the international auction market of fine musical instruments since 1999. Mr. Keane has sold "The Hammer" violin by Antonio Stradivari, setting the world auction record for a Stradivari sold for $3,544,000 in April 2006. He established the auction market for fine vintage guitars with his sale of the Eric Clapton collection in 2004 followed by the Richard Gere collection sold in 2010. In 2019 Keane was the Consultant and auction Specialist Head responsible for the sale of the David Gilmour Collection. Comprising 126 guitars and realizing a total of $21,490,750 it remains the record price for any single musical instrument auction. 

An expert builder and restorer of string instruments and in the musical instrument trade for more than 40 years, Mr. Keane learned his craft with master guitar builder Augustino Lo Prinzi. He studied at the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, is a member of the Violin Society of America, and has been a frequent guest appraiser of musical instruments on the highly popular Public Television program The Antiques Roadshow since 1995.

Since 2013 Kerry Keane has been lending his expertise to private and institutional clients in the sales, acquisitions, and collections management of fine musical instruments. 

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$20   Members
$25   General Admission

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