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How can I get an appraisal on a 1920s upright player piano?

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How can I get an appraisal on a 1920s upright player piano? Pneumatics don't work.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Hi, do you have any photos of it you can attach here?

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

Thanks for the photos. I have looked into this for you. It is important to know that pianos depreciate in value over time as they wear out mechanically and cosmetically. Pianos don't gain value for being vintage or antique, quite the opposite (unless costly restoration is undertaken). Since the player function of your piano is not working this would be valued as a standard upright piano from the 1920's. Based on the photos, your description and the used piano market, I would recommend a selling range of approximately $200-$500. Best wishes!

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