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Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  Classically trained musician with more than 20 years experience appraising musical instruments.
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I have a 1985 Wurlizter Omni 500 organ & am trying to

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I have a 1985 Wurlizter Omni 500 organ & am trying to determine it's value.
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Customer: It is a one owner deliver on Christmas Eve December 24, 1985 From Pearson Music Company in Winston Salem NC.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Musical Instrument Appraiser should know?
Customer: No, just if has been played very little.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 3 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help. I've been an appraiser of musical instruments for 28 years, and am the President of the Association of Online Appraisers.

What is the condition of this organ, both in function and appearance?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Everything works on it.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Appearance is like new and functions exceptionally.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sounds outstanding.
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for this information.

Organs are a tough sell. It seems not many people are looking for them these days. The current market is very soft.

If it is in excellent cosmetic and working condition, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your organ is approximately $1,250. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $500, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 2 months ago.


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