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Here is the follow-up questions.  The email is set private, but please respond to the 'public one' sent to you few minutes earlier.

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1) I have serial number C319543.  Only 1 owner.  Should I pursue to purchase it? Is it made in America?
2) What a RPT provide after seeing the piano?  Will a RPT know the value of the piano?  Being said that, how much is the fee range for the service in Dallas-Fort Worth area?  I gave the RPT the piano info: year, serial#, model but he did not have a clue about the price during the initial conversation.

Thanks you so much.

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Please provide the price value of Grand Baldwin Piano Model C - Year: 1993?  Is it a good piano to pursue to purchase?

Thanks.


ANSWER: Hi Dainam:

What we need here is a serial number first to determine the true age.

Second, it should be looked at by a registered member of the piano technicians guild. You can go to http://www.ptg.org to find a technician in your area.

Third, in excellent condition, no more than 4,500.00 USD.

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Hi Dainam:

The piano as made in 1993 in Arkansas.

As far as a good piano...I would reserve judgment until we had I looked at first hand by a registered piano technician.

You are in New York? There are hundreds of qualified technicians there.

I left you some instructions on an earlier response

Let me know how you do.  

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I am a Registered/tested member of the Piano Technicians Guild (RPT) with 49 years of experience in all phases and levels of the acoustic piano. I will answer any questions regarding acoustic pianos only. All questions and answers are to remain public. Please to not include sensitive material! If they are marked private, I will change them to public. My answers may be of assistance to others. If privacy is an issue, please contact me through my web site: http://www.onestipiano.com Electronic keyboards, organs, and player/reproducing piano mechanisms are outside of my expertise. Anything to do with: Construction, Service, Tuning, Climate Control Systems, Piano Disc, Purchasing, Selling, Insurance Appraisal, Rebuilding, Repairs, Legal issues, Maintenance, Environmental issues, Finish issues with acoustic pianos. My full resume can be found at: http://onestipiano.com/pages/history.html You can like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/onestipianoservice

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In business since 1964, Extensive Rebuilding/Repair/Service facility. A certified, tested, member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Member of the Technical Advisory Service to Attorneys. Have performed piano service on Concert Stage, Recording Studios, and in the home. Http://www.onestipiano.com. The shop's work comes from all over the world from private clients or other techncians.

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The Piano Technicians Guild, Master Piano Technicians of America, Technical Advisory Service to Attorneys. (TASA), IAPBT. The Piano Technicians Guild is the only organization in the US that offers a certification test to become Registered. There are no "factory authorized techncians".

Publications
The Piano Technicians Journal

Education/Credentials
Attented Temple University, Drexel University, Philadelphia Community college all in the areas of engineering and Music. I taught a two semester course in Piano Technology and the related acoustical physics at Temple University. I have taught extensively for the Piano Technicians Guild and the Master Piano Technicians of America.

Awards and Honors
Service Award for the Rose Tree Media School District in Pennsylvania. Chapter Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild.

Past/Present Clients
The list is rather extensive. I would suggest you go http://onestipiano.com/pages/testimonials.html where there is a comprehensive list of clients past and present.

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