Comments for Piano Reviewer https://pianoreviewer.com Piano Reviews, Guides and Tutorials Fri, 24 Jul 2020 21:32:44 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Comment on How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth? by Jack https://pianoreviewer.com/wurlitzer-piano-worth#comment-145 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 21:32:44 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=246#comment-145 In reply to Diane Volta.

Hi Diane; unfortunately this information isn’t widely available on the internet. I’d suggest you ask your technician to look at the piano and ask them to attempt to determine the model number; I wasn’t able to find any information on the model despite some research into the serial number. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

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Comment on How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth? by Jack https://pianoreviewer.com/wurlitzer-piano-worth#comment-144 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 21:30:59 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=246#comment-144 In reply to Tim Reilly.

Hi Tim; difficult question to answer without seeing the piano. It may be in good cosmetic condition, but there may be internal issues that may impact its’ value. Your best bet is to have a technician have a look at it and give it a valuation, but it’s unlikely to be worth more than $100.

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Comment on Yamaha U1 Review: The Best Upright Piano? by Jack https://pianoreviewer.com/yamaha-u1-review#comment-143 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 21:29:28 +0000 https://pianoreviewer.com/yamaha-u1-review#comment-143 In reply to Karen Collins.

Hi Karen; good question. A piano this old in the US is likely to be a grey market import from Japan. There’s nothing wrong with this; my U1 is a grey market import. $3800 seems a fair price for a piano such as this; I am guessing there has been extensive work done on the piano after it was shipped to the US in order to return it to excellent working order. As long as it’s been looked after and a thorough job has been done in the restoration, I see no reason why this piano can’t last you a very long time. Of course, if corners were cut in the restoration, this may not be the case, but seeing as the dealer is willing to back it with a 10 year warranty I’d say you have little to worry about.

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Comment on Yamaha U1 Review: The Best Upright Piano? by Karen Collins https://pianoreviewer.com/yamaha-u1-review#comment-142 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 18:51:46 +0000 https://pianoreviewer.com/yamaha-u1-review#comment-142 Great review, but now I’m concerned. Just purchased a 1972 U1 from a dealer who’s been in business since 1984. He has a warehouse full of beautiful pianos. This 1972 U1 looks brand new, and has an amazing rich sound. We’re paying $3,800. Delivered and set up. 10 year warranty. 100% upgrade value if you get it tuned twice a year. Our daughter (19) is ecstatic.
Are we foolish to purchase one this old?

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Comment on How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth? by Tim Reilly https://pianoreviewer.com/wurlitzer-piano-worth#comment-140 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 06:12:00 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=246#comment-140 Hi Jack,

We have a Wurlitzer piano serial # 108416. It is in good shape with no real cosmetic issues and sounds good. I think it is close to 100 years old. Can you give me an idea of what it’s estimated value is?

Thanks!
Tim

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Comment on How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth? by Diane Volta https://pianoreviewer.com/wurlitzer-piano-worth#comment-137 Sun, 19 Jul 2020 15:33:35 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=246#comment-137 Hi Jack,
We just purchased a Wurlitzer spinet piano. The serial number is 813323 so I know it was made between 1960-1965. How do I find the model number?

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Comment on How long do digital pianos last? by Jack https://pianoreviewer.com/how-long-do-digital-pianos-last#comment-125 Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:55:23 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=99#comment-125 In reply to Arthur.

That’s fantastic news. It’s very rare in my experience for parts to be available for such an old piano, so the fact that the tech was able to find the circuit board is great. Always better to keep something old going than trashing it and purchasing new over one part. Hope you’re enjoying your Clavinova!

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Comment on Should I keep my upright piano up against a wall? by Jack https://pianoreviewer.com/upright-piano-not-against-a-wall#comment-124 Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:54:18 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=108#comment-124 In reply to Eddie Lanius.

Hi Eddie; thanks for your comment. It’s difficult to say what’s causing this problem without having a look at the piano. Do you find the keys stick more in summer than they do in winter? If so, humidity is likely the answer. However given that you’ve said you’ve had the piano a long time and this is a recent problem leads me to believe this is probably a mechanical issue. You could try a dehumidifier (a company used to make dehumidifiers for pianos, I’m not sure if they’re still around but they were called Dampp-Chaser) or alternatively it may be worth having your tune refurbish and restore it. I’m guessing a Steinway converted player piano is probably nearly 100 years old, and it’s likely that some of the parts will be worn and will need replacing. I hope you get it fixed, and sorry I can’t be of more help!

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Comment on How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth? by Jack https://pianoreviewer.com/wurlitzer-piano-worth#comment-123 Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:51:27 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=246#comment-123 In reply to Shirley Hunt.

Hi Shirley. Your piano was made between 1970 and 1980. Based on a little research, I’d estimate this piano (if it’s in good condition) to be worth approximately $1000. However, for a more accurate figure, you’ll need to get a tuner or a piano dealer to have a proper look at it. Sorry I can’t be more specific, but I hope this was helpful!

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Comment on How much is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth? by Wurlitzer Spinet ~ $375 - Pianos for Humanity - Rocks https://pianoreviewer.com/wurlitzer-piano-worth#comment-119 Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:13:02 +0000 https://thehonestpianist.com/?p=246#comment-119 […] Wurlitzer pianos were built very well and are extremely durable. This is one of the reasons that several survive today. They are in no way on par with the build quality you get from a Yamaha, Steinway or Kawai, but compared to a modern piano built in the Far East over the past several years? I’d pick the Wurlitzer 99% of the time. […]

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