Rebecca Apodaca is the President of A & D Music Incorporated in Southern California, and is also an electric bass player. Her father and others such as Doc Kauffman (Leo Fender’s partner) and Bernardo Rico (BC Rich) taught her guitar repair. She grew up replacing strings and adjusting necks on guitars. Over the years she received her Certifications and Degrees in Music, Musical Instrument Repair and expanded the services of her business to include appraising musical instruments. She was the first person certified as an “Accredited Senior Appraiser–Musical Instruments” by the American Society of Appraisers in 2011. She’s written for Music & Sound Retailer Magazine. She appraised instruments for guitarists of Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine, and a piano owned by composer Irving Berlin and currently works as an Expert Witness and IRS Qualified Appraiser for tax donations of musical instruments..