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We have donated a studio upright Kawai 1983 to our church.

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We have donated a studio upright Kawai 1983 to our church. Could you please give it a value for our taxes? I have pictures if you need them.
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Could you attach the photos please?

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Thanks for the photo!

Kawai has had a great reputation for quality now for many years. Your piano's value will benefit from this as well as the larger height (compared to a spinet or console model). The finish is usually a small increase in value as well, though some prefer the customary black finish.

Based on the age, there's 35 years of depreciation to consider versus the cost of a new similar model. That said, and considering the used piano market today, I would recommend a donation value range of approximately $1,950-2,250. Best wishes!

Please select a rating before leaving--I aim for five stars! This is how the website credits me, an independent appraiser, for completing this for you. Thanks!

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Thank you for the expert opinion.
2 things... Do we get something from you that is printable?
Also I could not find the rating link.
Ellen
This is my appraisal, there is no separate document. You can right click to print it. You should see a place to select a star rating for me.
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