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John, CT ABRSM, Piano Teacher CT ABRSM.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  Certificate of Music Teaching. Musical Instrument Appraiser. Qualified Technician. Qualified Piano Tuner. Experienced in Buying, Selling, Restoring and Valuing Pianos for more than 20 years.
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1907 grand upright. Needs repairs. Needing appraisal tax

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1907 Howard grand upright. Needs repairs. Needing appraisal for donation tax purposes.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Samantha-cssm replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for your question. My name is***** will be a pleasure to help you.
Pianos have a fairly limited life in terms of the musical performance they produce which starts to diminish around the 70 year point. This is due to the wear and tear on the parts as the instrument is played and the ongoing natural deterioration with time of the many mechanical parts. This time line can be extended by regular maintenance and tuning and can be further considerably extended by a restoration or total rebuild of the mechanical parts.
Apart from a very few unique and rare instruments pianos are not generally bought as antiques in the furniture sense of the word because they are normally purchased as a musical instrument to be played. There are still a good many pianos of this type and age around and very often for sale.
Therefore based on the information I have, the fact that it needs repairs, the age and the current markets, I believe your piano has a value in the $100 to $400 range. I am sorry that it is not better news.
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Many thanks and if you need any more help please contact me.
Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I see that you have not yet viewed my appraisal answer - it could be that you did not receive it, so I am following up to see if you need any further help on this question please?

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