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#1895782 - 05/12/12 02:45 PM VOSE N SONS PIANO
Jerome K Offline
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Hello,
My name is Jerome and I recently bought storage unit and in it was a vose n sons upright piano fair shape needs some tuning and refinishing. I found a 1907 date on it and I found these numbers on it as well 72352 I was wondering if anyone knows what it might be worth and if it would be worth restoring thanks Jerome K

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#1895795 - 05/12/12 03:15 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Jerome K]
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Welcome to the Piano World Forums, Jerome! Pierce Piano Atlas lists serial number 72352 as being made in 1911. The 1907 might be a patent date? When new, Vose was a top-end piano. Over 100 years later, and after being in a storage unit, your best bet is to hire a piano technician to evaluate the piano for you.
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#1895797 - 05/12/12 03:19 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Eric Gloo]
Jerome K Offline
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Hello Eric,
Thank you do you have any idea of what it might be worth ball park figure just the way it is I have some pics of it, I do not know how to upload them though.

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#1895804 - 05/12/12 03:35 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Jerome K]
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Maybe this will help...

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#1895815 - 05/12/12 03:57 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Rickster]
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http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/SAM_0451.JPG
Here is the link it gave me when I uploaded the Pic Jerome K

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#1895816 - 05/12/12 03:58 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Jerome K]
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#1895823 - 05/12/12 04:10 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Jerome K]
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Originally Posted By: Jerome K
Hello Eric,
Thank you do you have any idea of what it might be worth ball park figure just the way it is I have some pics of it, I do not know how to upload them though.


You might be able to get a few hundred dollars for it. Realistically, it is only worth what someone will pay to move it. If restored, it'd be a phenomenal piano, but you'd likely be hard pressed to get a 50% return on your investment if you tried to sell it restored. Even restored Steinway uprights are a hard sell....

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#1895829 - 05/12/12 04:19 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: beethoven986]
Jerome K Offline
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Well thanks for the info!

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#1895846 - 05/12/12 05:02 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Jerome K]
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Nice size studio piano!

Do you have any idea how long it was in storage? Was the storage climate controlled?

You say "fair shape." Can you be more specific? Does everything mechanical on it work reasonably close to the way it's supposed to work?

As you have been told, restoring and old upright is usually not a worthwhile financial proposition. But if you're just interested in a playable machine, perhaps a smaller repair can get it to playability. This is where you need professional help to evaluate exactly what you've got.
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#1895884 - 05/12/12 07:11 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Jerome K]
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Here is the pic imbedded in the post window.

Good luck!

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#1895892 - 05/12/12 07:37 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Jerome K]
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If you are missing the bottom board, it would cost more to replace it than the piano would be worth afterwards.
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#1896284 - 05/13/12 05:05 PM Re: VOSE N SONS PIANO [Re: Piano*Dad]
Jerome K Offline
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Hello,
I do not know how long it sat in the storage unit but you can see the shape of it from the picture and it does play, however I do not no anything about pianos so I am not sure if it is playing the way it is supposed to be playing.

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