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Tyler, MM, AAGO, Musician/Appraiser
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Experience:  Master's degree in Music. Member, AOA. http://pianoappraiser.weebly.com/
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Looking to get an honest appraisal of a Baby Grand Piano. It

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Looking to get an honest appraisal of a Baby Grand Piano. It was manufactured by The Starr Piano Co which was located in Richmond, Indiana. The serial # ***** ***** The finish is Walnut and exterior in good condition, it has Ivory Keys. Purchased around 1933. Unfortunately it has a bad sound board and pin block coming apart.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your question. Can it hold a tune?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I continue to wait for an answer or will it come later? Please advise.
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Just received your reply, working on your answer.

Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your patience. Condition is the most important factor regarding a piano's value and when you have an old piano in poor condition, it honestly doesn't have much value. There is no "antique value" to be considered, it is valued by maker, age and condition primarily. Because it can't hold tune it would need a new pin block and pins, which is an expensive repair and the piano really isn't worth that sort of investment. As described, I would recommend a selling range of approximately $400-$700. Best wishes!

Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Hi--checking back to see if you needed more help with this?

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