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What is the serial number of this piano?
Has it been regularly tuned?
Aside from the cracked sound board, has it had any professional restoration?
Here is some help in finding the serial number:
Okay - let's just assume it was built in the early 1920s.
Old pianos have no value just for being old. In other words, prospective buyers are not collecting pianos; they want to be able to play them. Pianos have parts that wear out and must be replaced, and a piano that hasn’t been regularly tuned will not hold a tuning. So, old pianos are at a disadvantage in the market.
Pianos are valued heavily on age after other factors like style, maker and condition. Age will tell you what kind of wear the piano would have mechanically. Even if the outside looks good the internal mechanisms are likely only in fair condition.
So, the piano you re looking at is not actually a good "buy". You'll have to put more money into repairing the sound board and any other parts that have worn out than the piano is worth.
It's free because no one will buy it because of its condition. If you just want a piece of furniture, then go get it. But, if you are thinking of having anyone ever play it, it's not a good idea to take it.
It's current value is approximately $50 - $100.
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