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I don't know how or where to look for the serial # on the piano.  However, numbers 88960 were in the back upper left corner.  It hasn't been played in decades so the sound and keys are not well.  Keys stick.  Don't know if it's worth tuning or changing parts but wish to sell it. The piano is fairly dark wood - don't know what kind of wood.  Never been restored.  It has never been touched-up.

Hi Cheryl:

Typically these pianos change hands anywhere from free to 200.00 in really good shape.

It sounds like you just want to sell it and make it go away.

Don't put any money into the piano.

Make up a flyer, distribute it where ever they allow community service stuff and there is always Craig's list.

Sell it with no warranty either written or implied and insist on a real piano mover to get it out of your home.

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