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What is the approximate value of a Lester spine piano and

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What is the approximate value of a Lester spine piano and bench made in 1966? Both piano and bench are in like new condition.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your question. My name is***** will be a pleasure to help you.

Based on the year of build being 1966, your piano is just over 50 years old. Spinet pianos of around 40 inches or less in height are generally no longer made, because the soundboard had to be much smaller than in a standard sized piano, so that it could fit into the restricted space and thus the sound tended to be restricted when compared with a full size piano of 48 inches or more height.

Thus based on the information I have and that which you have provided, I believe your piano has a value in the $700 to $1000 range for a private sale. There are a good many of this size of piano around and for sale.

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Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 1 year ago.

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