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#179901 - 07/25/08 06:59 PM Bush Gerts value
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My husband knows a lady who is selling her Bush Gerts upright piano and she'll sell it to us for $500. The serial # is 64896. Is there anything you can tell us about this piano (we know almost nothing about pianos but would really like to get one). I know it's an antique and my concern is that because it's so old it might have a lot of major problems. Any info. would be helpful. Thanks a bunch.

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#179902 - 07/25/08 07:08 PM Re: Bush Gerts value
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The serial number listings in my copy of the Pierce Piano Atlas (10th edition) are numerically out of order. I would assume that the piano is from the early 1920s, based on the Atlas. I am not a piano professional, but it is more than possible that the piano does not have much (if any) value. This is based on my experience parting with a 1911 Leckerling upright, a wonderful piano but without any monetary value. (I gave it away.)

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#179903 - 07/25/08 07:09 PM Re: Bush Gerts value
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This piano is 85 years old. You can get pianos which are similar for free. Pass on this. If you have $500 to spend, buy a studio upright from the 1960s or newer. You will save yourself a lot of trouble.
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