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QUESTION: Starch piano 1925.  Newly tuned.  Excellent finish & quality.  What does the market pay for this?

ANSWER: Hi Suzanne:

I need a bit more information as to its configuration.

Spinet? Console? Upright? Grand?

Was it tuned by a Registered Member of the Piano Technicians Guild?

Thanks and get back to me!

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starck piano
starck piano  

QUESTION: Starck, apartment baby grand.my client hired the tuner, but I am sure he was registered.

Hi Suzanne:

If the technician is registered...you are almost there.

They saw it and tuned it and touched it and can verify the condition and put a dollar figure on it.

A Stark from 1925 may have age related issues that your technician can speak to.

In great condition, top price would be from 1500.00 to 3,000.00.

If your are selling, the buyer may want to bring in their own technician and an appraisal from your technician can cut the process short.

Good luck.

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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


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.

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".

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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.

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

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