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I have a K.KawaiBaby Grand piano, My K.Kawai baby Grand

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I have a K.KawaiBaby 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: My K.Kawai baby Grand piano is KG-2D(###) ###-#### We are the second owner and it has been stored in our home and my sister-in-laws home. When stored like now it is in an environmental climate controlled room. The only mark on it is from a cigarette burn prior to us buying it. It needs tuning as it has not been done in quite awhile.
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Customer: Not that We're aware of.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  John, CT ABRSM replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your patience.

From the serial number records the year of build is 1985, so this piano is around 31 years old and thus will have experienced some depreciation due to age and usage.

Kawai have a very good reputation for making quality pianos and thus their second-hand prices hold up quite well. The Model KG-2D is a 5’ 10” Grand Piano which has a good strong sound and tone.

Therefore based on the information I have, together with the information you have provided, I believe your Kawai Model KB-2D Grand Piano now has a value in the $8,500 to $11,000 range for a private sale. For an insurance value it should be insured for a full replacement value of up to $25,000

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