I got your pics and am actually going to load them on to this post so anyone else can assess your piano. The pics are a bit grainny in that I had to resize them larger. Better than no pics!http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/OttoAltenburg3.jpghttp://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/OttoAltenburg2.jpghttp://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/OttoAltenburg.JPG
First of all. It is a beautiful piano!
I believe it was manufactured in the Indonesian factory in that the harp casting is reflective of that Samick factory. It looks like an Indonesian Samick harp.
In that it is of the Indonesian factory, it is or was cheaper cost wise. If it were a Samick it would be a mdl. JS121F which only retailed for $4390 in 2006 selling discounted for ?
As for your faded out fallboard, I believe it can be dealt with fairly easy.
The thing to do is to take the fallboard itself off and drop it off at the refinisher' shop instead of him coming to get it. Cheaper in the long run.
It just needs to be sprayed with a high gloss clear coat in either polyurethane or polyester,sanded and buffed. There was some chemical reaction going on with the materials therefore bleaching the finish out. Hopefully it won't reoccur.
Does your piano have a sostenuto function as for the middle Pedal ?
Maybe a resident Samick dealer here can be of more help!