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I am looking to find the correct value Bösendorfer 225 made

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I am looking to find the correct value for a Bösendorfer 225 made in 1998, in pristine condition, lightly used, for insurance purposes but also possible sale.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.


Please send images at your convenience.


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Attached are some photos. Let me know if this is enough.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The instrument is in fine condition and well-maintained. I am a concert pianist.
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for the images.

Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hi There,

I have not found a match to this for you with a past sale record to establish value.

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I do hope you find the information that you seek.


Expert:  twinb1201 replied 10 months ago.

Hello Roderick,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

Your Bosendorfer 225 semi-concert grand is one of the finest pianos ever made. It's unique in that it has 92 keys.

If your piano is in excellent condition, both cosmetically and functionally, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $43,000. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $17,200, depending on location and actual condition.

I hope this answer has been helpful to you, Roderick.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 9 months ago.

Hi Roderick,

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