Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/How to find approx. value


I located the serial number on my Lowrey piano, and there are also numbers carved on the inside of the outside edge panels (54, with a 6 under the 5 on the left side.... a 7 on its own on the right side). The serial number is H101733. I'm trying to find out its age and its value. There is a couple spots where the movers scratched the finish, but otherwise, it is in excellent condition.
Thank you.

Hi Jordan:

In tracking down Lowrey we know it was bought by Story and Clark, some made by Yamaha, some by Burgsma, and some by Samick!!!!!!

Let's start here:

1. Configuration: grand, console, studio?

2. Picture...this would help a lot.

3. Are you absolutely sure about the serial number?

4. The 54 is more than likely a model and the other numbers could signify the scale designation.

5. Open the bottom of the piano if it's a vertical or crawl under there with a flashlight if a grand. See if you find any other identifying marks which would help me find the organization that actually built it.

At this point, my best guess would be Samick in Korea in 1989.

In very good condition, a console like that would go for around 1500.00 USD

Let me know how you do.

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