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Tyler, MM, AAGO, Musician/Appraiser
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Value of a Yamaha 68" black lacquer 2 pedal, No.G2, Nippon

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Value of a Yamaha 68" black lacquer 2 pedal, No.G2, Nippon GAKKI S.K.K.
age unknown, purchased 1992, used & reconditioned, painted.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Can you provide the serial from the inside?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No other #'s, just the crest under the strings, Yamaha Nippon,EST 1887, Hamamatsu Japan.
Where would the serial # ***** unless the No. G2 is it...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What's your estimate ?
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay. I'm at work and try to answer as quickly as possible. The serial should be stamped near the tuning pins and strings. Try pulling the music rack out and examining the area that would be underneath it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Found the serial # *****
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the info. I'm glad you were able to find that as the serial dates the piano back to a build year of 1963. While Yamaha pianos have a great reputation for quality, the old age of the instrument will impact current value pretty significantly. In the condition you describe and considering the used piano market, I would recommend a selling range today of approximately $5,000-$6,000. Best wishes!