Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/age of piano and est value

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I have a winter & co taber new york upright piano serial #91173 i wanted to know the age and estimated value if possible thank you

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Hi Darla,

Your Winter upright was manufactured in 1928. As for the value of the instrument, a visual inspection of the piano in necessary. Have your technician assess the actual condition and value the next time you have the piano serviced. If you do not have a technician, you can get a referral in your area from the Piano Technicians Guild (www.ptg.org). Good luck.

Sam Noel  

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Samuel Noel

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I am a contracted piano technician for Steinway and Sons in New York handling warranty issues, prepping pianos for the showroom and delivery; I also serve the City University of NY as a piano technician. I am also self-employed in New York. I apprenticed (Manhattan School of Music)in 1982 and was factory (Steinway) trained in 1983. I have experience tuning, repairing, reconditioning, and appraisals. Please note that appraising an instrument involves a visual inspection and knowledge of the local market area. I am not an expert in player mechanisms, refinishing, electronic keyboards, midi, nor organs. I love the work of making an instrument sound concert quality.

Experience

I successfully apprenticed at the Manhattan School of Music under Alan Buchman and Peter Favant in 1982 (also received B.A. in music from same school) and employed by Steinway and Sons in 1983 as a tuner-technician. I also served as service manager for Steinway. Presently, I service pianos for CUNY and I handle warranty issues and tunings for Steinway.

Organizations
The Piano Technicians Guild, New York Chapter

Education/Credentials
Manhattan School of Music, BA; American Management Association certificate (Steinway and Sons); Queens College, CUNY, MA

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