Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/virtuolo player piano price


I have a Virtuolo player piano and want to have it restored however i would like to know the value of it first. The serial number is 97636.

Hi Lawrence:

Unfortunately, as my profile suggests...player pianos are out of my area of expertise.

I can tell you that your piano was manufactured by Hallet-Davis in 1918, and that instrument as piano is somewhere in the middle...like a ford or chevy.

I can also tell you that restored by a qualified rebuilder and player restoration shop is very, very, very expensive and it will not be cost effective.

I have collaborated with excellent player people in this area and have restored such instruments, but the client always new the value at the end. Every year we did this the value of players and reproducers went down.

Now...it is at rock bottom!

If you were my client...I would try to talk you out of it.

So if you are thinking of putting 25K into the piano and 15K in to the player...be aware that you will have a piano worth much less.

For further information on players, you can to to the AMICA web site. That's the automatic musical instrument collectors association. I believe it is amica.org.

Be careful of the "restorer" who tells you these pianos are collector's items. That was true in the past...not so much now!

I hope that helped!

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I am a Registered/tested member of the Piano Technicians Guild (RPT) with 49 years of experience in all phases and levels of the acoustic piano. I will answer any questions regarding acoustic pianos only. All questions and answers are to remain public. Please to not include sensitive material! If they are marked private, I will change them to public. My answers may be of assistance to others. If privacy is an issue, please contact me through my web site: http://www.onestipiano.com Electronic keyboards, organs, and player/reproducing piano mechanisms are outside of my expertise. Anything to do with: Construction, Service, Tuning, Climate Control Systems, Piano Disc, Purchasing, Selling, Insurance Appraisal, Rebuilding, Repairs, Legal issues, Maintenance, Environmental issues, Finish issues with acoustic pianos. My full resume can be found at: http://onestipiano.com/pages/history.html You can like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/onestipianoservice


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Attented Temple University, Drexel University, Philadelphia Community college all in the areas of engineering and Music. I taught a two semester course in Piano Technology and the related acoustical physics at Temple University. I have taught extensively for the Piano Technicians Guild and the Master Piano Technicians of America.

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