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Tyler, MM, AAGO, Musician/Appraiser
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  Master's degree in Music. Member, AOA.
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Need an appraisal on a 1930 F baby grand piano, 1930 F. Baby

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Need an appraisal on a 1930 Henry F Miller baby grand piano
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: 1930 Henry F. Miller Baby Grand Piano in excellent condition with original keys and strings
JA: Is there anything else the musical instrument appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: don't think so
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

Hi, thank you for your question! I have completed thousands of musical instrument appraisals and will be happy to help with yours.

Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

How often is it tuned? Any restoration done or is it all original?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
All original . Leg was repaired approx 10 years ago
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for the info. Last tuning date? Also, I can't place a phone call to you right now. Can we complete this online?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
5 years ago
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

Thanks. I'll have this complete in just a few more minutes.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for your patience while I worked on this.

The ***** ***** company was a well known American brand for many years, though like most others from this era, they have been out of business for many years. The depression hurt the piano industry in a big way.

I'm pleased to hear of the excellent original condition you describe as that will help with value. While annual tuning for old pianos is highly recommended, the somewhat recent tuning of this piano is a good sign. Pianos that go without maintenance for many years can develop major problems.

Based on your description of the piano's condition, age, style and maker and considering the used piano market today, I would recommend a private sale value of approximately $2,200-$3,000. Best wishes!

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Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

HI, checking back to see if you needed more help with this? I've completed my end of things and I do ask that you select a rating for my service before leaving. This is the only way the site credits me for working with you. Thanks!

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you. What do you think is the best method to try to sell the piano? Craigslist? Through a dealer?
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

I almost always recommend a private sale locally. A good used piano should do well on the private market and doesn't need a dealer to help sell. Dealers also take a huge chunk of your profit. Best wishes!

Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 8 months ago.

Hi, checking back again as I have not been rated by you. Do you need more help with this?

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