I’m moving to Europe and I can’t afford to take my beautiful Steinway upright piano with me. Here are some facts about the instrument. I just had it appraised from Concert Pitch Piano Services. Of course the asking price would be higher than this, but I’m trusting that my transparency in showing this appraisal will be taken as a sign of good faith. That is, the instrument has appreciated in only 5 years. Be aware that the piano will need to be retuned after being moved. I’m on the second floor of an apartment building with no elevator in zipcode 14607. If you find the bench too low, you can use the little wooden lifts shown in the last photo. They can be turned overeach side has a different height. Here’s what Concert Pitch Piano Services had to say. Description of piano and its present condition, based on your assessment on July 13, 2017. Wood-Finish-Polish=High Gloss – Very Shiny. Piano’s-Condition=Average Condition – average wear & tear for its age. I had an apartment damper installed. I don’t know if this would affect the value or not. It’s just a little knob with a wire that pulls down a piece of felt. Steinway Model 1098 Upright. DATE OF MANUFACTURE ACCORDING TO SERIAL NUMBER. AGE OF PIANO AS OF 2017. Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg Sr. Built his first piano in 1825 in Seesen, Germany. By 1839 he had exhibited his pianos in state fairs, establishing his reputation as a piano builder before emigrating to the USA with his wife and children in 1850. The Steinweg family decided to Americanize their name to Steinway when they arrived in New York. After first working for other companies, learning the piano business in America, he and his sons established Steinway & Sons in 1853. In 1866 Steinway Hall opened to become the center of New York culture until Carnegie Hall was unveiled in 1891. In 1880 Steinway built a factory in Hamburg, Germany. Within a short time, their innovative design patents that included instruments with stronger frames, more powerful scales and sound, and responsive actions, revolutionized the piano. By about the 1880s, their grand piano design was essentially what the modern piano is to this day. By the 1960s, the fourth generation of the Steinway family had neither any heirs willing to run the business, nor the capital required for modernization and new equipment. In 2013 hedge fund firm, Paulson & Co. Paulson committed to not changing any of Steinways manufacturing methods or quality standards. CURRENT FAIR MARKET VALUE RANGE. REPLACEMENT VALUE OF SIMILAR NEW PIANO. Based on these comparisons the appraiser makes adjustments and reconciles the available data, thereby estimating the defined value for each item appraised. A more detailed inspection performed by a piano technician in your area may reveal aspects of the piano’s condition that could increase or decrease our estimate. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of this appraisal that were agreed upon when ordering this service. Concert Pitch Piano Services. The item “BEAUTIFUL 1982 Steinway Upright Piano, Great Condition, Signed by Steinway Son” is in sale since Saturday, August 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Pianos, Keyboards & Organs\Pianos\Upright Pianos”. The seller is “minnesota_student” and is located in Rochester, New York. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Brand: Steinway & Sons