Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/1990 Baldwin Piano

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Would a 1990 Baldwin Upright Piano have been made in China?  Having read advice against recent pianos built with plastic components, I am enquiring whether they would have been used in a 1990 model?

Thank you for the website,  and your advice in advance.

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Hello Victoria,  Pianos can be made by anyone anywhere under any name depending upon the arrangements made between manufacturers.  For this reason, every piano must be judged independently and never by its label. I suggest you have the piano evaluated by a seasoned piano tech. This way there will be no question about the instrument you are considering. In the past, many trials using plastic parts have failed miserably and have had to be replaced. I have no reason to believe plastic has arrived yet as the material of choice. Unfortunately, only time will tell for any newer materials manufacturers decide to use.  

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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