Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Saloon Piano


QUESTION: My cousin has a 1946 High Back Saloon style piano made by the Maynard Brothers.  The information on the underside of the key cover states it's from Salisbury, NC. It has 3 foot pedals on the bottom, the key cover locks over the keys, all keys are in place and it works fine. It does have 3 keys out of tune that can be serviced.

Do you know how much it would be worth in today's market?

ANSWER: Hi Jalynnette:

Well...with no serial number I can't confirm the date. But let's just assume it is a typical full vertical from 1946.

Typically, in very, very good condition, and in today's market, we may be up to 400.00.

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QUESTION: She found these numbers inside of it.. 15114 and 196.. does this help?

Hi again!

The only Maynard listed is R. K. Maynard which was associated with Werner in Chicago.

There was also a Werner in Pennsylvania.

There is no listing for Maynard Brothers.

Here is one explanation. In many cases, the name on the piano is put there by the person who worked on it...even if it looks like factory, OR, it is a piano made for a retailer.

Many factories made pianos for local retailers and happily made a stencil with the last name of the retailer, or the retail company.

I looked up available fallboard decals and the only two Maynard decals are for the companies I listed above.

All of that means the serial number you gave is from another company...the one which actually made the piano.

Where did you get the "1946"?

And...when you say saloon style, do you mean it has a mirror on it?  

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