Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2008601 - 01/03/13 03:09 PM Bechstein B 1908
marypiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/03/13
Posts: 4
I'm planning to sell my ebony Bechstein B from 1908 (6'10.5"), which was completely rebuilt in 2001. New everything, including soundboard, pinblock, newly converted action with Renner and Abel parts, new strings, and refinished. Additionally upgraded with a sostenuto pedal. The rebuilder did an excellent job, and was able to maintain a true Bechstein sound and feel.
Given the information, what is a fair asking price?

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#2008652 - 01/03/13 05:17 PM Re: Bechstein B 1908 [Re: marypiano]
DanS Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 554
I don't know, but I'll take it! grin

Just curious (and if you don't mind my asking), how much did adding the sostenuto pedal cost? I was just having a conversation about this a few days ago.


Edited by DanS (01/03/13 05:29 PM)
_________________________
"Most pianists are poor musicians, they dissect music into bits-and-pieces, like a roast chicken" -Debussy

Top
#2008691 - 01/03/13 07:29 PM Re: Bechstein B 1908 [Re: marypiano]
Rickster Online   content


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8488
Loc: Georgia, USA
Hi Mary, and welcome to Piano World!

I think pricing pre-owned pianos, rebuilt or not, is a difficult task, even for the pros. By-the-way, there are some excellent piano professionals who are members here... maybe some of them will chime in with helpful information.

I would look at what you have invested in the piano and then do some research on similar pianos for sale (which may be somewhat difficult due to the unique model you have). Ultimately, any piano is worth what someone is willing to pay and the seller is will to accept.

It sounds like you have a very nice instrument. smile

Good luck!

Rick
_________________________
Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

Top
#2008722 - 01/03/13 08:39 PM Re: Bechstein B 1908 [Re: marypiano]
Ed McMorrow, RPT Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/12
Posts: 1996
Loc: Seattle, WA USA
You don't indicate which geographic market you are located in. Many old Bechsteins have cracked plate struts where they cross the pinblock. If your piano had this and was repaired you should disclose this. In the greater Seattle area the private party selling price for a piano like yours that presented well to a player would be between $20K and $33K. Good Ivory, renown of rebuilder etc, can all play a part. What is your reason for selling since most pianists would find a piano like yours that presented well to be a lifetime keeper.
_________________________
In a seemingly infinite universe-infinite human creativity is-seemingly possible

Top
#2010271 - 01/06/13 09:35 PM Re: Bechstein B 1908 [Re: marypiano]
marypiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/03/13
Posts: 4
I'm in Manhattan. As far as I know, there was never any cracking in the plate, and the rebuilder never mentioned anything as such. I invested about $36k altogether in it. I believe the addition of the sostenuto pedal ran around $1500. I can't remember exactly, because it was all lumped together with all of the other rebuilding costs. If anyone here wants to check it out, I'd be happy to oblige! wink

The reason I'm selling is because I moved to a much smaller apartment (alcove studio in Manhattan), and sadly, it didn't fit up the stairs, and I couldn't afford to hoist. It is a bit of a giant beast, after all, as Bechsteins tend to be. Anyway, I've had it swapped with a talented student's upright for the past 3 years (lucky him!), wondering how I was going to get a grand back into my space. I've just realized for as long as I'm in Manhattan, I'm going to have to sacrifice it for a much smaller instrument. And it doesn't look like I'll be moving anywhere else anytime soon. It's a bit heartbreaking to give it up, to be honest. But it's NY or bust, as they say.

Top
#2010277 - 01/06/13 09:45 PM Re: Bechstein B 1908 [Re: marypiano]
Mark VC Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/26/12
Posts: 110
Hang onto it. Nobody stays in Manhattan forever.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
82 registered (A Guy, anotherscott, 36251, beeboss, aesop, 23 invisible), 1096 Guests and 24 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75984 Members
42 Forums
157154 Topics
2308115 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
New start - wish me good luck:)
by FarmGirl
Yesterday at 11:21 PM
Automatic Piano Players...
by tksler
Yesterday at 10:33 PM
No one home?
by ScottM
Yesterday at 08:05 PM
Prokofiev's 5 piano concertos, live: Marinskij/Gergiev etc
by fnork
Yesterday at 07:36 PM
Has anyone here studied with S. Babayan
by Serge Marinkovic
Yesterday at 07:05 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission