Michael Grinter flute value?
I have a Grinter 8 keyed flute with sterling silver lined head and slide. It has sterling silver forged keys and is made of coccus wood. I received it from the maker around 9 years ago after a two plus year wait.
Because of current financial pressures, I am unfortunately having to consider selling it, though I don’t really want to!
It is in an as new condition having been played in at around 100 hours and carefully kept. It is a beautiful instrument and plays wonderfully. It is modern pitched. The wood was a lot lighter in colour when I received it, but now has mellowed to a lovely colour, much deeper brown.
I was wondering if anyone had any idea of what this flute would realistically be worth?
I have searched the internet to try and find out and have not managed to value it adequately to sell it, if I wanted to. I know the maker has tragically passed on, and this will probably affect the value.
Any informed ideas of value would be much appreciated.