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I own an upright M. Schulz Co. piano from Chicago with a

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I own an upright M. Schulz Co. piano from Chicago with a piano bench. The serial number is ***** I would like to know how much it is worth.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Doris replied 10 months ago.

Hello, I am sorry you have had to wait.

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I thank you in advance for your patience.

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Expert:  jennem22 replied 10 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help. This piano dates from 1924-1930.

I have a few questions:

1) Has it ever been rebuilt or had major restoration?

2) Are you looking for a retail value, for insurance, or a possible resale value?

3) Can you please upload a photo? Case style does affect value.

Thank you.


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1. It has not been rebuilt or had a major restoration. 2. Retail and resale value. 3. I don't know how to upload a photo. It is very plain with no scrolling or extra carvings on it. Just a plain upright piano. Thanks!
Expert:  jennem22 replied 10 months ago.

Thanks! Let me research for you.

Expert:  jennem22 replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your patience. I'm having some craziness right now dealing with Hurricane Matthew losses.

Unfortunately, these pianos are not in high demand and don't carry much value. A dealer would pay you perhaps $500.00 at most, and then entirely rebuild the piano. Even rebuilt, the retail value would be no more than $3,000 - $4,000.00.



Expert:  jennem22 replied 10 months ago.

I see this question remains open. Can I help you further?



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