So I'm guessing my Kohler & Campbell baby grand isn't worth much. We were t...

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So I'm guessing my Kohler & Campbell baby grand isn't worth much. We were told it might be worth $2500 to $3000 by a technician. It has a 5 digit serial # so we were told it is over 100 years old. It has been in my family for 35-40 years. We wish to sell it but I can't find one for sale that is similar to compare it to. It has not been restored but we have been told it should be fine with just a tune. Any idea of what it might sell for? Thanks.

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2 years ago #2
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The grand is 1905 date. It is over 100 years old. Pianos that old will have issues. I would put the $2500-$3000 and see who will buy it. The term "fine" will have connotations depending on who knows more about pianos. One person that does not know much, may say it is fine...another good musician might deem it junk.

Hopefully it will fall into the hands of a child starting piano lessons. But please have the piano tuned to standard pitch, A=440hz. If it has not been tuned in a long time, you should have it done before you try to sell it.

Buyers will usually call a tech to check any piano this old. If the tuning pins are too lose (less than about 35 in.lbs torque) the tuning will not hold. Call your tuner to check pin tension and pitch. If it does not meet the standards, you will waste time trying to sell it.

I am giving you straight information...call the tech and find out, rather than guess. Also you need to know the measurement...the size of the grand. LENGTH! The term "baby" is not a measurement and means little or nothing.

Anthony

Sell it as a grand piano of ? feet and ? inches. Then a buyer will know what you have.

<email> /links > click: CONDITION/APPRAISAL . Print the condition document for your technician and the value page for pre-1930 standard quality grand pianos in your size.


Anthony

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