Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Erhardt piano #13175


Erhardt #13175
Erhardt #13175  

plate #13175
plate #13175  
I have a Erhardt piano #13175 and I wonder what would be the value if restored?  Or the value as is?  It needs new keys and tuned but the cabinet looks good but needs some staining/refinishing.

Hi Russ:

Your piano was built in NY in 1904.

The value as is, is all but gone. This would be true even if it were a Steinway, Mason and Hamlin, or equivalent.

All of these pianos have age related issues. By the looks of your second picture, corrosion has done its job and at the very least it needs to be restrung...very expensive.

There are those who would tell you "if you spend X, your piano would be worth 5X...Not true.

For every dollar you invest in this piano, you will realize no actual monetary gain.

If this has heirloom value, that is family worth, I would get it appraised by a qualified, certified member of the piano technicians guild. Go to http://www.ptg.org.

Have them come out on a simple service call. In that time you will learn about your piano.

Be very wary of investing in this piano for speculative purposes. That is, spending money to make money...you won't be happy with the outcome.

I hope this was helpful.

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