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#103041 - 03/17/05 05:30 PM Yamaha Nippon Gakki value
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My client has a Yamaha grand, serial # 521983, Nippon Gakki

The piano is probably in need of restoration...pins are loose and have been previously treated...its a great sounding piano. I am advising her to look at some new pianos locally in Kalamazoo MI, including Yamahas. What do you think the value of this piano, in fair condition, is? Thoughts?? RD
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#103042 - 03/17/05 06:06 PM Re: Yamaha Nippon Gakki value
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The model # would be helpful:
C1,C2,C3,C5,C6,C7,G1,G2,G3,G5..

Finish? (A+ to F)
Color?
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#103043 - 03/17/05 06:12 PM Re: Yamaha Nippon Gakki value
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Sorry...G3, black, and I'd grade the finish at a B level...maybe B-

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#103044 - 03/17/05 06:23 PM Re: Yamaha Nippon Gakki value
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My guesstimate:

After it was restrung and repinned, perhaps with some new hammers, shanks, and flanges, with some basic finish touch up, should probably sell for $9k - $11k depending on the market in which it is being sold. This is a retail figure, and figure about 15% - 20% less if it was sold private party to someone.

Wholesale to a dealer would be much less, and figure the $$ spent in refurbishing it wouldn't be recouped if sold to a dealer.
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#103045 - 03/17/05 07:10 PM Re: Yamaha Nippon Gakki value
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Thanks Angeleno. That gives me some idea of matters...

Any thoughts on value for this piano, as is? RD
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#103046 - 03/17/05 07:20 PM Re: Yamaha Nippon Gakki value
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NO clue, without a full physical inspection.

Somewhere between $1 and $4,000 is safe.
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#103047 - 03/17/05 07:24 PM Re: Yamaha Nippon Gakki value
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THANKS! That helps...RD
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