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Experience:  Master's degree in Music. Member, AOA.
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1900 W.W. Kimball Co. Piano. Serial # ***** Only in fair

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1900 W.W. Kimball Co. Piano. Serial # ***** Only in fair shape, but beautiful carvings. Plays well.
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Customer: 1900 W.W. Kimball Co. Piano #76566 sorry miss type..
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Customer: Fair condition, plays well, beautiful carvings. 1888 Italia. Serial # *****
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your question. When was it last tuned?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the info. Annual tuning is highly recommended for an old piano so the lack of maintenance is something to consider. The age of the instrument alone means most of the mechanical parts have lived their lives. This is true of any piano over time. Uprights from this era are extremely common on the used market and unless they have been fully restored, don't sell for much. Based on your description of the piano and considering the used piano market, I would recommend a selling range of approximately $100-$300. Best wishes!
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what year is it ? 1900 right ? how rare is it ? ....would it be worth save/restore? carvings are killer...
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
The serial corresponds to 1914 actually. These pianos are extremely common. It would only be worth restoring if you plan to keep and enjoy it. Trying to restore to profit off of sale is usually a bad investment. These early 20th century pianos had more decorative features than later models, but again they are common.
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
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