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#149100 - 05/16/05 01:43 PM Currier Piano information
shellgirl Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
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Loc: North Carolina
I am trying to sell my piano but can't find any information about it. It is a console piano and is 30 years old. The outside plate name is Hastings but the interior is labled Currier with a serial number 53352. I don't know how to price or sell a piano without any information about it. I want to be fair in regards to selling it. It has not been played for over 10 years nor has it been tuned in quite some time. It does have a damp chaser but I don't really know anything about it and how it works. This was my piano as a child and it was in my parents home for 20 years before I got it. I don't see having a professional come look at it if I am just trying to get rid of it. Anyone that may have information about Currier Pianos or have suggestions on pricing, please let me know.

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#149101 - 05/19/05 03:53 PM Re: Currier Piano information
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Registered: 04/25/05
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no clue, but Paul Y just mentioned he used to sell them...try sending him a PM or e-mail
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#149102 - 05/19/05 04:10 PM Re: Currier Piano information
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Registered: 01/28/05
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Shellgirl,

Currier piano company produced pianos in Ashville, NC up until 1981. They were owned by Kaman (Ovation Guitars) and closed down when they needed a good tax write-off. Unfortunately, we all lost our jobs at the same time, but that's life!

It never was a quality piano company! They also produced "stencil" pianos (pianos made by one company with a different name on the fallboard). They were best known for "Currier Coat", a finish on the piano that would sustain punishment, even to cigarette burns. But is was not a great musical instrument. Back 25 years ago, they would retail for about $1495 and was considered one of the least quality-oriented pianos available. But they were in a desirable price point, so (at least for a time) they succeeded. But their competition soon came from Japan and Korea and the end came quickly.

So, if you can get $600 to $700 for your piano, you should be very happy.
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#149103 - 05/19/05 05:38 PM Re: Currier Piano information
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Registered: 04/19/05
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Loc: Encino, California
The history of Currier Pianomakers can be found in Larry Fine's "The Piano Book".
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