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I might be acquiring a Waldemar Berlin upright piano, elaborately carved case, with two candle holders (presume to read music in the dark). I have not yet played it to determine what condition the internals are in (my wife saw the instrument advertised on our neighborhood shopper). The asking price is $400.00, it us being sold as a furniture piece, not as an instrument. I would buy it as an instrument and would have it restored. Assuming the worst (e.g., rusty strings, worn action / replace dampers, repair pedal action), what is the instrument worth now, and what would you estimate the cost for a restoration? THanks for your help!

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I might be acquiring a Waldemar Berlin upright piano, elaborately carved case, with two candle holders (presume to read music in the dark). I have not yet played it to determine what condition the internals are in (my wife saw the instrument advertised on our neighborhood shopper). The asking price is $400.00, it us being sold as a furniture piece, not as an instrument. I would buy it as an instrument and would have it restored. Assuming the worst (e.g., rusty strings, worn action / replace dampers, repair pedal action), what is the instrument worth now, and what would you estimate the cost for a restoration? Thanks for your help!

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