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Tyler, MM, AAGO, Musician/Appraiser
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Experience:  Master's degree in Music. Member, AOA.
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I have a Sohmer Grand with two different numbers. In the

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Hi Pearl,
I have a Sohmer Grand with two different numbers. In the middle is 77E and to the left is KJMIG 0054. HOW MUCH IS THIS PIANO WORTH? THANKS!
JA: I love the notion of my brother's old guitar having a history and belonging to someone famous. Maybe you have something valuable or historical. Let's find out. Tell us what else you do know and the Musical Instrument Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: I bough it new (at least I thought I did). I don't. Remember the year but best guess is 8 to 10 years. I have to downsize and need the most that I can get. Just want what its. Worth and the other person be happy too. It is brown with pretty legs but have no words to describe them. It sounds beutiful
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Musical Instrument Appraiser should know?
Customer: The cabinet is in like new condition. I am the only owner. Its been cared for, its immaculate. It is time to tune but I thought since it will be moving it should be tuned again. Am I missing anything else?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your question. Can you tell me the overall length (size) of the piano?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My piano is 5'9"..Thank You!
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the information!

In looking into this piano I find it was built by Samick in Korea around 2005. They used a strange methodology with their serial numbers so they can be kind of confusing. The list doesn't include KJM but does include a closer number that in my experience would be close to matching. Samick pianos are priced on the lower side compared to most other brands currently in production. They are considered discount pianos at retailers. That said, they can usually be good instruments for beginning to intermediate level players. At 5'9" this would be a good size for a home and have a better tone than a smaller baby grand.

Based on the age, maker, size, described condition and used piano market, I would recommend a selling value today of approximately $6,100-$6,900 in a private sale. Best wishes!

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

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