Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/appraisal for piano

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I have a 1895 Kimball upright that has world columbian expo inside it.serial number 208912.i've looked everywhere for someone to appraise it and im not having any luck.i live in north Alabama and we dont have many appraisers here.i need help to figure out what its worth.8

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Hello Robert,  The piano appraisal process involves many factors.  Although it's best to have a qualified person appraise the instrument, if you don't have anyone locally, then the next best thing is to visit some of the websites that offer appraisal services.  While these services strive to be somewhat accurate, the appraisals should be regarded as ballpark and unofficial because of factors which could be overlooked or misinterpreted.  A few of the websites are as follows:

http://piano.about.com/od/beginnerfaq/f/piano_value.htm
http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm
http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/appraisals/

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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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