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Baldwin baby grand serial # M 88752. Keys were redone in…

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Baldwin baby grand serial # M 88752

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Keys were redone in plastic

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Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Musical Instrument Appraiser: Tyler, MM, AAGO, Musician/Appraiser replied 8 months ago
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Hi, can you describe condition and how often it is tuned?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Has not been used for several years
Condition is pretty good
Musical Instrument Appraiser: Tyler, MM, AAGO, Musician/Appraiser replied 8 months ago
Thanks for the info!
The serial number comes back to a build year of 1940. That age is important because pianos are of course mechanical in design and those thousands of moving parts wear over time. The average lifespan of a piano is about 70 years before it will likely need some restorative work to keep the playing action performing well.
Baldwin is a well known American brand so that certainly helps buyer confidence. They are also quality instruments and have a good reputation.
Based on those factors and considering the used piano market today; I would recommend a selling range of approximately $4,500-$5,800 in a private sale. Final price would be determined by actual condition and local selling market. Best wishes!
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