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How much is an Aeolian upright bought new around 1985-89.

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How much is an Aeolian upright bought new around 1985-89.
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Musical Instrument Appraiser: John, CT ABRSM, Piano Teacher CT ABRSM. replied 2 years ago
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Do you have the serial number please which is usually on or near the iron frame by the tuning pins just inside the top of the piano. Has your piano been regularly tuned and maintained?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The only number I see is 36FZ on the last key. On the metal frame we see a placard with AEOLIAN but no numbers. If this isn't it where else might it be? Unfortunately it has not been regularly tuned, the last tuning was 2006 and it hasn't been played hardly at all.
Musical Instrument Appraiser: John, CT ABRSM, Piano Teacher CT ABRSM. replied 2 years ago

Please have a look at this website which should help:- www.pianoatlas.com/serial.html
Piano manufacturers place serial numbers in a variety of places. Pianos often have numbers other than serial numbers, such as case and part numbers. Please try this site and it should open showing you the places to find the right serial number. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok we found it, 165138.
Musical Instrument Appraiser: John, CT ABRSM, Piano Teacher CT ABRSM. replied 2 years ago

Thank you for the information.

Aeolian was a company that owned a multitude of different piano manufacturing companies. So to track this maker down is not easy unless there is another name somewhere on or inside the piano. I have researched through quite a number of the makers and the nearest I have come to the number 165138 is that it would have been built by The Baldwin Company in 1964.

You have stated that your piano was bought new in 1985- 89, is it possible that it was bought 20 years earlier? Age is quite an important part of a valuation.

Also is the overall height measured from the floor to the top around 36 inches or taller as this will help. Could there be an additional number in the serial number making it a 7 digit number as this may give a different maker? Sorry to ask these additional questions but I would like to fully complete this appraisal for you.

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