Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Piano value


QUESTION: What would be the value of a Winter and Company piano manufactured in 1967 ?

ANSWER: Hi Sharon:

I will assume that this is the normal Winter spinet.

Without looking at the piano, I can only say that in really good condition, a spinet usually fetches in the neighborhood of 900.00.

I hope that helps.

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QUESTION: In general, what would it cost to tune a piano that has been sitting in a living room (untouched) for 40 years?  
It is in fairly good condition so would it be worth it?

Hi Sharon:

It will probably take three procedures to bring it where it belongs. The problem there is the condition of the strings. If they are OK, then there is no problem. If they start to break, one by one...then we stop.

The three procedures, on average will be around 300.00, depending on where you live and what the going rates are...so that's a ballpark.

Is it worth it? Sure...if you are going to use the piano. It is certainly worth one procedure to tell you where you are.

You can go to http://www.ptg.org to do a look up for a registered technician in your area.

I hoped that helped!

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