Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Samick wg-5 828772


Ralph, I asked you about this upright piano back in 2008. I was thinking of shipping to daughter in MD and you gave me a suggestion about a father and son pair who moved pianos over long distances. My computer crashed and I don't have that info. Do you have any current recommendations considering the piano is probably worth less than $2000. The other daughter in Boston, MA (I'm in Texas) has expressed an interest.I gave the first daughter money to purchase a decent electronic for her son. I read about uship online and Modern Piano Moving Thanks again for your help

Hi Peter:

Let me go check:

OK...I think this was our thread in 08/09: This is about as far as we got.

Modern Piano Movers may be your best bet. They do move from residence to residence. http://www.modernpiano.com/

Find out what they will charge. In the meantime I will do some research to come up with an alternative.

Get back to me and let me know how you did.

By all means tell them I am involved and perhaps they will come down a bit in price.


  QUESTION: I have a Samick 48" upright which has a designation of WG-5 and a serial #828772 but, I can't find any such designation on Samick's web site. Can you give me any information about this piano?


I did fing the WG5 but not in America.

The manufacturing dates were in the 1980's.

I have a feeling this piano was meant for the European market.

Where did you get it?


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Thanks for the prompt reply. I purchased it new in Houston in the early 1980's but can't find my bill. I did find some WG-5's on the web search I did, all in Paris. So you seem correct in saying it was for Europe. Maybe some fell off the boat on the way over. Thanks


Are you looking to sell it?

48" verticals are usually nice pianos.

Samicks from the 1980's are OK pianos.

A 48" Samick vertical, ebony, retails list for 4,390.00

Now, you're not going to get that, but you may very well get what you paid for it.


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QUESTION: Thanks again for the valuable information. I was trying to determine if it was worth the expense of shipping to my daughter in MD. Your information will help in the decision. You have provided me a wonderful service can't say thanks enough.
Answer:   Hi:

Ship if from where?

Perhaps I can help with that effort.

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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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