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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
96 registered (36251, accordeur, Adam S, agraffe, 28 invisible), 1231 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* 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
#9054 - 12/10/07 12:46 PM Upright Packard Piano
MasterP Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 1
Loc: Fort Wayne, IN
I'm looking for a general idea of what an upright Packard piano - similar to the one in this link might be worth. Thanks!

http://www.classicpiano.com/PICTURES/Packard%20118448/Packard118448.html

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#9055 - 12/10/07 01:18 PM Re: Upright Packard Piano
BDB Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 23782
Loc: Oakland
People give away pianos like that for free.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#9056 - 12/10/07 01:20 PM Re: Upright Packard Piano
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 19546
Loc: Victoria, BC
The value of any used piano depends - totally - on the condition of the piano. Condition is a state that cannot be determined by the casual observer and often not by the experienced player. One would have to have a technician look at the piano and determine its condition. Once its condition is known, then its market value can be determined. Depending on age and condition, it might[/b] be worth $500.00 - to an interested individual and in many cases old uprights cannot be given away.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#9057 - 12/10/07 01:51 PM Re: Upright Packard Piano
Sam Casey Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/05/05
Posts: 1135
Loc: SW Missouri
Packards were dandy old pianos. Very big sound and quality parts. Still, it is a complex wooden stringed instrument under 18 tons of string pressure for nearly a century. If you would put that veneering on a table and chairs none of us could afford it. The base quality of this piano was excellent. It most certainly would require substancial rebuilding to make it a long term dependable instrument.

Personally I like to see these pianos preserved. The are part of Americana and until we discover another planet with a skilled low paid workforce and unlimited cheap natural resource we will never see their like again. Their existance today is a tribute to quality of their building and craftmen involved. Whenever I do one I always tell the folks this is not a common sense decision, its a labor of love and do not expect to see your money back in resale.

Top
(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#9058 - 12/10/07 03:21 PM Re: Upright Packard Piano
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2544
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Sam, you and I are long lost brothers, apparently. \:D

MP, it's really hard to assess it's worth long distance. Your best bet is to have a local tech look it over for you. If it's in good condition as an instrument(i.e., tight tuning pins, clean strings, serviceable action, etc.), it can have some worth. If it lacks in any of the aforementioned categories, it will at least require some repair work - possibly extensive and expensive - to get it back in shape.

[edit to add] From the looks of the sustain pedal in the photos, I think it likely this piano might have some condition issues, especially since it has that droopy pedal while in a piano store. YMMV.
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano!
aka, why you should be nice to your tuner.
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
PRICE DROPPED!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Normal Sound decay vs. Ringing...how to differentiate?
by Ludwig016
Today at 07:44 PM
500$ to spend - need help with choosing digital piano
by AlexHerrmann
Today at 07:14 PM
New Roland HP/LX Series Firmware
by Jay Roland
Today at 03:50 PM
Belmont U. Free Sight Reading Material
by scgrant
Today at 12:29 PM
I'm Confessing That I Love You
by T E Bekken
Today at 11:25 AM
Forum Stats
83,823 Registered Members
44 Forums
173,034 Topics
2,529,350 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission