Instrument Insurance - What is my gear worth in an claim?

Posted by David Hamilton on Dec 30, 2013 3:35:00 PM

I have insurance for my musical instruments and gear. How will these items be valued if I have a claim?

Below is a breakdown of how  Instruments & Equipment valued under the Front Row Music Instrument program:

Replacement Cost, except if agreed value is requested.  If agreed value is requested, a current appraisal less than 5 years old must be provided.  To maintain agreed value an updated appraisal must be provided every 5 years.

  • Replacement Value - this is the cost to replace the property/equipment with the same or other similar property of comparable material and quality used for the same purpose without deduction for depreciation.

If your instrument is 5 year or older and you do not have an appraisal your instruments will be valued at actual cash value.  Actual Cash Value is the amount equal to the replacement cost minus depreciation of a damaged or stolen property at the time of the loss.  This means that in the event of the loss your settlement will be based on the smallest of the following amounts:

  • The actual cash value of the lost or damaged property at the time of loss.
  • The amount it would cost to repair or replace the property with similar kind or quality.
  • The limit of coverage that applies to the property.

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