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John, CT ABRSM, Piano Teacher CT ABRSM.
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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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Hobart m cable spinnette serial 184113 value

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hobart m cable spinnette serial 184113 value
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your question. My name is***** will be a pleasure to help you. I will ask you to complete the star rating and payment process after I have completed the question for you.

The serial number records show that your piano was built during the year 1947, so it is 68 years old.

Has your piano been regularly tuned and maintained. Have any of the internal mechanics been replaced or restored over the years or is it all still as originally built please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is not a proper answer, it is another question! You should have answered, If the piano is well maintained and tuned, it would be worth $______. So you just charged me for a Non-answer!
Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 1 year ago.

I have not been paid anything. I am sorry to disappoint you but in order to give you a more complete answer it is usual to have more information rather than giving just a best guess. If you just want a ballpark figure then I will give you that.

This is a very small upright piano at around 36 to 40 inches high and these are now no longer made because the sound quality and volume was restricted as the soundboards were quite small.

In 'very good' condition as you have stated your ''Hobart M Cable Spinnette'' will have a ballpark value between $400 and $800 for a private sale.

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Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 1 year ago.

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