Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Schultz upright

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Dear Sir,
I have a Schultz M. Upright piano with serial number 154566 and with a "For the Advancement of Music" serial number 000918. It was given to me years ago. It looks to be in original condition besides being painted which means it needs much refurbishing to get it in tuned condition. Being that I have no idea what it is worth I'm not sure if it is in the best financial decision to incur the cost to refurbish it to sell or just sell as it is. I figured that since it is one of the first thousand pianos stamped "For the Advancement of Music" it may have a greater value but I may be completely wrong. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated! God bless!

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Hello Robin!  The best way to handle this is to have a reputable piano appraiser give you an idea what the value of the piano would be if you were to totally restore the instrument and also give you an estimate on what it would cost for a total restoration.  If the figures seem to lean to your advantage, then either way you have your answer.  Check out http://www.ptg.org/ for help finding an appraiser in your area.

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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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