How Much Pawn Shops Pay for Trumpets

January 19, 2020 - Equipment and Tools

Wondering how much pawn shops pay for trumpets?

It seems like you might be ready to part ways with your musical instrument for some cold hard cash. At PawnGuru, we’re here to help you do that most effectively to save time and maximize your payout!

Whether you’re upgrading to a new trumpet or looking to retire your hobby, this post has you covered with the best trumpet pawning/selling advice you can find on the internet.

Not only will we tell you the minimum, maximum and average amount pawn shops pay for trumpets, we will give you tips for pawning or selling your instrument. You might decide to skip reading this additional information. However, we strongly recommend you take a few minutes to read through this entire post.

We’ll tell you why.

When you pawn or sell your trumpet, there are small preparation steps you can take to get more cash for your trumpet—and we’ll let you in on these. Not only that, but we will tell you about how to use PawnGuru, which will allow you to start the pawning or selling process online, saving you tons of time (and getting you more cash in hand for your trumpet).

Continue reading to learn how much pawn shops pay for trumpets and to get the most cash possible for your trumpet in the least amount of time.

We make pawning and selling hassle-free!

How Much Pawn Shops Pay for Trumpets Based on Real Data

The data below shows you how much pawn shops pay for trumpets based on real data we gathered at PawnGuru. This is data that we gathered over the course of the past year or so. It’s from real offers that were made by pawn shops to folks who used PawnGuru to pawn or sell trumpets.

The Least and Most Amount Pawn Shops Pay for Trumpets

Here’s the minimum, maximum and average amount pawn shops give for trumpets based on PawnGuru data:

  • Minimum Offer: $15
  • Maximum Offer: $500
  • Average Offer: $95

Notice the huge variance between the minimum and maximum offer for trumpets?

This is because there are many different types, brands, models and grades of trumpets pawned or sold, and at many different pawn shops. This is why it’s so important to make sure you gather as many offers as possible from multiple nearby pawn shops in your area.

Read below for more factors that will influence how much pawn shops will give for your trumpet.

Pawn Value: Student Trumpets vs. Professional Trumpets

It’s important to note that the pawn value of a trumpet can vary depending on if it’s a student trumpet or professional trumpet. Student trumpets typically are less expensive and not as specially crafted as professional trumpets. Higher-end trumpets typically have better tone.

Student trumpets might be made out of cheaper materials that don’t hold much market value, and they typically won’t have the level of craftsmanship that more professional trumpets do.

Pawn Value: Trumpet Material

Trumpets are often made out of brass. However, some special trumpets could be made of silver, or gold. This means the metals they are made of can actually hold significant value and are traded on the open market daily.

The purer the precious metal is, the higher the value of the trumpet. For instance, if your trumpet is made of pure sterling silver versus yellow brass, the difference in value is going to be very significant since there is no precious metal in the latter.

If you’re pawning a trumpet, check out the current market value of precious metals to see if it’s a good time to sell or pawn your professional trumpet.

Pawn Value: Trumpet Brands

Before you pawn or sell your trumpet for cash, do your research on high-end trumpet brands versus lower-end ones. Make sure you know where your trumpet brand stands on the spectrum of quality and rarity.

Some examples of high-end trumpet brands are listed below:

  • Getzen
  • Kanstul
  • Bach
  • Adams
  • XO
  • B&S
  • Yamaha

Rarity Affects Trumpet Pawn Value

If your trumpet is particularly rare, antique or is tied to a special historical narrative such as a well-known previous owner, this is something to smile about. These trumpets should sell or pawn for a lot more money than other trumpets. If this is the case, take the aforementioned trumpet pawn values with a grain of salt.

Essentially, if no one has pawned or sold a trumpet as rare as yours through PawnGuru, your trumpet’s pawn value could be significantly higher than what we outlined above.

Now that you know the pawn value of trumpets, we will get to the part where we tell you how to do that using PawnGuru. But first, let us cover a few other things you need to know to get the most value out of your trumpet.

How Much Pawn Shops Pay for Trumpets that are Broken or Damaged

If you are the owner of a damaged or broken trumpet, it’s important that you take mental notes of what exactly is wrong with your wind instrument. Ask yourself these questions before you start the process of pawning or selling your trumpet:

  1. Does the damage affect how well your trumpet plays?
  2. Is the damage visible on the trumpet? Where?
  3. Is the trumpet completely useless unless a professional repairs it?

Take note of the answers and keep them in mind before you start communicating with pawn shops regarding your trumpet. This will set your own expectations straight and will give you more power in the negotiating process when dealing with a pawnbroker.

How to Pawn or Sell Your Trumpet Effectively

To pawn or sell your trumpet effectively, use PawnGuru. Here’s why you should.

Why Use PawnGuru to Pawn or Sell Your Trumpet

  • Save time: List your trumpet for sale (or pawn) online within minutes and get fast offers online
  • Get more cash: Compare those offers online & enter only the pawn shop with the best offer

How to Use PawnGuru to Pawn or Sell Your Trumpet

  1. Clean your trumpet thoroughly and carefully
  2. Gather original case, certificate & other components
  3. List your trumpet on PawnGuru (free, quick, easy!)
  4. Compare offers you receive online
  5. Bring your trumpet to the pawn shop with the best offer
  6. Get cash in hand on the same day!

Now that you know how much pawn shops pay for trumpets and what you need to research before bringing your trumpet to a pawn shop, you can rest assured you’re going to get the best offer possible.

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David Stiebel
David Stiebel

David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.

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