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Have a chickering baby grand Serial number 157061

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Have a chickering baby grand
Serial number 157061
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.


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Has your piano been regularly tuned? Has it had any internal restoration?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It has been tuned but not regularly it has had no internal restoration
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, Judy.

The serial number indicates that your piano was built in 1935.

Older pianos do not have any value based on their being old. This is because the parts wear out and must be replaced. People who buy pianos are not collecting them; they are buying them to play.

Also, pianos that have not been regularly tuned, will not hold a tuning.

If your piano is in very good un-restored condition, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $2,000.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hi Judy,

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