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Hello there. My wife and I have stumbled upon a Baus&Co. Upright piano. Serial number 11672. I guitar is in pretty good shape and we're curious to its age and if it had any value at all. The only thing we know at this point is that it is extremely heavy. Thank you for your time.

Tony and Rena

Hi Anthony:

This piano was made c. 1897

It is a beauty...on the outside.

Unless there was some serious work done on the inside...this is a piece of furniture and should be purchased that way.

If nothing was done on the inside, then it most certainly has age related issues...pin block, action, etc.

If you are thinking of using this as a piano...STOP

Go to http://www.ptg.org

Put in the zip code where the piano is and find a REGISTERED technician with appraisal experience.

Let me know how you do.

Oh...yes...it's heavy...LOL

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Ralph Onesti


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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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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