Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/value of huregel piano


"I purchased a  Horugel piano many years ago.  There is a number inside 790057.  I am trying to determine the year it was made so that I can determine a resale value.


1900-8800  1922-34750 1932-43180 1948-40800
1905-11150 1923-35200 1933-44000 1949-44630
1915-28950 1925-37500 1935-43380 1951-44900
1920-32500 1930-42500 1940-44000 1952-45100

HORUGEL Samick Korea

1976-00645 1977-00847 1978-30150 1979-32740


I don't see a correlation between your serial number and this reliable source. Make a second search all round the plate (metal frame).  If it is a grand, there might be a serial number written on the action inside.  You can learn how to CAUTIOUSLY slide out the action on Youtube.

A Google for "horugel piano" yields further information:

Horugel Pianos from Michelles Piano of Portland Oregon. We ...
Horugel Pianos from Michelles Piano of Portland Oregon. We rent Horugel pianos, service Horugel pianos, tune Horugel pianos, and also sell Horugel Pianos.
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Horugel Piano - Image Results

Check it out.

Regarding resale value: that is determined by how you advertise it to attract a buyer, who will determine what they are willing to pay.  Post pictures of the keys, the inner mechanics, the case, and a description of how it plays.

Remember, a potential buyer also has to (pay to) move the 8-900 lb. bulky instrument.

I hope this helps.  I admire old instruments and wish it a new life.  rjs

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Robert James Seeley


I enjoy historical research at the site: mbsi.org for articles in the Music Trade Review, 1880 forward, supplemented by other on-line searches.


After several months of research, I have compiled a multi-chapter history of the Adam Schaaf piano ( mine is No. 58,265) back to the 1860s. In the last week I have compiled a 6-page brochure for the owner of a Compton-Price/Boston Piano Co. upright (No.13,630). I can provide samples of my desk-top publishing skills from these documents, and I would like to share them in entirety with anyone interested. The visual impact of research is important. I am passionate about giving these surviving, obscure instruments the respect they deserve, as well as the people who made them. My piano technician encourages me to submit them to the Piano Technicians Guild in Kansas City.

DMA, Doctorate in Musical Arts, 1980, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MM, 1969; BM, 1967; both from North Texas State University. I have spent the first full year of my retirement from 44 years of college teaching (Music, English, German) on these and other on-line research projects.

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