Having been in business now for several decades we are often called upon to help with the estates of our clients and friends. We consider it a great honor to help the families of the wonderful players we have a chance to get to know. 

Rest assured that we understand the sensitivity around this topic as well. Being players and collectors ourselves, we know there’s a great deal of emotion and thought that goes into this type of planning and we will be with you every step of the way.

We can facilitate every detail from appraisal and evaluation, to repair, delivery and/or pick up of the instruments down to finding them new loving homes. Depending on the size of the collection, we can potentially fly to you, appraise your instruments, and bring them back in a rental van simplifying the entire process even further.

Our goal in this process is to make it as simple and smooth as possible for the family while also doing our best to maximize the realization of value from the collection.

Following are the more common services we can provide for your estate:

  • Evaluation and appraisal
  • Inspection and Repair
  • Worldwide reach to the right customer base
  • Listings on our world-renowned Dream website
  • Audio and video recordings of each instrument played by either our very own Paul Heumiller or another of our professional musicians and displayed on Youtube and our website
  • Promotions via strong followings on social media, email, and other third-party sites
  • Guitar auctions where appropriate / applicable

“After my husband’s death in October, among the many tasks awaiting a new widow was his collection of 24 musical instruments, 16 of which were guitars. Part of my “tasks” was going through emails and it was there that I found Dream Guitars in Weaverville–and what a remarkable group with which to work. They were honest in their appraisals, noting that sales and prices are based on demand. In the end, we had about a two-year relationship; they bought some outright and consigned the others. And I know that his guitars are not sitting around the house, but are being played and enjoyed by new owners.” – Lee B. (Client)