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Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  Certified with Appraisers Association of America, USPAP qualified through 2015, 20 years full-time professional experience.
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We have a 5 foot babygrand owned by atlantic recording

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We have a 5 foot babygrand owned by atlantic recording studios we bought it 20 years ago from a musician in new Rochelle.
It has a nice burled walnut cabinet which appears to be more of a finish than real wood
It needs to be completely rebuit inside but looks great if someone wants a piece of furniture
It is a Lapiana manufacturer I cant even find them on goole
Am I better off donating it? Is it worth $1000-
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the keys are in perfect condition not 1 chip and the piano looks great the burled finish is in good condition its just the entire piano is more for show and needs to be rebuilt
Expert:  jennem22 replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

If it's not a major brand, and needs a total rebuild, it's likely worth only around $500-$600 as a cabinet. I'd suggest donating it and taking the deduction.



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