Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Value of pianos


There are two grand/baby grand pianos in my family for which we need a value and if possible approximate age. One is a Mathushek New Haven serial number 33167. It was restored in 1983 but has not been played much since that time. The second is a Cable Company Chicago serial number 63968 (we think the last digit is an eight - it's a little worn).  The letters BB follow the serial number. Not sure if that is significant.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Hi Marylyn:

The Mathuschek was born in 1897. I don't know what the extent of the restoration was so I can't comment. I do know that restoring that piano is never cost effective.

I absolute perfect condition, and I can't see it from here, you might be talking 5K for that.

If you give me a list of what was done and by whom, I may be able to make a more educated guess.

If you need a "real" number, go to http://www.ptg.org and find a REGISTERED technician to come and appraise the piano in its present condition.

The Cable Grand was born in 1904. Untouched, this piano has all but lost all value. If it is viable, and by that I mean serviceable and playable, perhaps the low thousands: 1-2000.00.

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