Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Schafer & Sons SS 47


Hello, I have a Schafer & Sons Baby Grand piano model ss47. I'm planning to sell it because I'm moving out of the country (Venezuela).
I would like to know some of the history of this model and an approximate value, where I live I haven't found any expert that could help me.

Thank you!

Hi Dirgni:

These pianos were first made by Currier Piano Comapny (the first hundred) in North Carolina and I suspect your piano was among them.

The year of manufacture with that serial number would be 1955.

Without having first hand knowledge of its condition, (it would need an inspection) I would say in really good condition, both inside and out, the value would be from 1800.00 to 2500.00 USD.

If you need a better "number" for the sale, an on site inspection by a Registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild would be in order.

You can go to http://www.ptg.org to locate a technician in your area.

Make sure you sell it with no warranty either written or implied, and demand that a piano mover, not three guys, a pick up truck, and a six pack of beer come to move it. People who are not qualified to handle a grand piano can get hurt, damage your home, and cause all sorts of issues.

I hope that helped.

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