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Tyler, MM, AAGO, Musician/Appraiser
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I have a young Chang piano it is black lacquer type. It is

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I have a young Chang piano it is black lacquer type. It is 51 1/2 " across & 42" tall. The exterior is in perfect condition. Needs to be tuned. Also have a bench in perfect condition. Needing to know approx value. I believe it was purchased in the mid 80's brand new. I remember there being something unique about the # ***** keys. It has 50 white keys & 35 black keys. Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for your question! I have completed thousands of musical instrument appraisals and will be happy to help with yours.
Is this an upright piano? Can you provide the serial from the inside?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it's upright. Where would I find the serial #
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did u get the picture of the piano
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Lift the top lid and examine the area around the strings.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately I don't see a serial #
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Ok no problem. I'll just go with an approximate date of 1985. I'm working on this now.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK thank you
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Thanks very much for your patience!
First off, there's really no reason this piano should have less than 88 total keys, since this is a standard instrument. Young Chang pianos are on the lower end of value compared to other big Asian companies like Yamaha and Kawai. That said, they're still good instruments, especially if you have kept it in good shape with regular tuning. Based on the photo, it appears to be in good cosmetic condition. Considering the used piano market, your description and depreciation since new, I would recommend a selling range of approximately $2,000-$2,600 in a private sale. Best wishes!
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