I’m guessing you’ve stumbled onto this page because you either want to sell your existing Wurlitzer piano, or you want to buy a Wurlitzer piano. But how do you determine what is a fair price to pay? How do you determine how much to list your piano for? You don’t want to ask for too much, because you’ll put buyers off. Asking for too little can mean you inadvertently give your buyer a bargain. So, how much is a Wurlitzer piano worth?
Ultimately, what a piano sells for is down to many factors. A vintage piano like Wurlitzer (they’re not made any more) I’m sorry to say, is never going to go for many thousands of dollars. I’ll explain why in this article. However, the price you get is primarily down to the condition of the piano. How usable is it for another pianist? If it requires many thousands of dollars of work done to it, unfortunately, it won’t be worth much.
Piano Pricing; How to Decide?
If you are selling any kind of piano, as long as it’s outside the realm of Yamaha, Steinway, Kawai, etc, the primary factor that will determine its’ selling price is condition. Yamaha and Steinway are two examples I mention, due to the fact that these pianos hold their value so well in the upright market and the grand market respectively.
You will find people looking for a Yamaha or a Steinway, just because it’s a Yamaha or Steinway. While condition and age factor into it, people will by a Yamaha over a Kawai or a Feurich or similar brands, just because it’s a Yamaha, even though another piano might be more suitable for them.
When you move outside of this coveted realm of brand names, you are much more at the mercy of the condition and age of the piano. The deciding factor is going to be how much the buyer is willing to pay, and how usable the piano is to a pianist. If you’re lucky and you market your instrument right, you’ll come across the right buyer at the right level, who is willing to pay the right price. However, there is almost certainly going to be some form of compromise when selling a piano.
My advice when you sell your Wurlitzer (if you have one) is that you need to do an honest appraisal of the condition and the usefulness of the piano. It's probably not going to be in any way usable by a concert artist, or someone looking to do a degree in music. Likewise, it’s pointless asking $2000 for it if it’s just going to be used by a beginner; there are more affordable and more appropriate options.
Who Are Wurlitzer?
Wurlitzer is an American company, started in Cincinnati in 1853. Initially the company was an import export business, importing stringed, brass and woodwind instruments from Germany into the USA, but eventually they expanded into making pipe organs and player pianos.
Around the 1880s, Wurlitzer began making entry level acoustic pianos, including spinet and console pianos. However, they did also make studio upright and grand pianos, but these are quite rare. I’ve certainly never seen one. The most common examples of Wurlitzer acoustic pianos are from the 1960s. During the 1970s they also expanded into making electric pianos and jukeboxes. Eventually the Wurlitzer company was acquired by Baldwin, who still own it today. Baldwin ceased making pianos under the Wurlitzer name in 2009, and nowadays the company makes replacement parts for historical products, and is also a prominent manufacturer of vending machines.
Wurlitzer’s most famous instruments were almost certainly the pipe organs that were constructed between 1914 and 1943. Some of these instruments still survive today. However, the most common instruments made by Wurlitzer that survive to the present day are their lines of spinet and console pianos made in the 1960s.
Are Wurlitzer Pianos Good Pianos?
I’m going to refer specifically to Wurlitzer console and spinet pianos made around the 1960s in this analysis. Like any manufacturer, Wurlitzer made good and bad pianos. However, the majority of pianos still around today were manufactured as economy pianos, designed for the home to be played by the amateur musician. They were never intended to be used for the performance stage or by professional artists. As a home piano, these pianos are perfectly adequate, but will limit you if you are a professional or you want to practice around three hours per day.
Despite the fact that they are not suitable as high-end musical instruments, 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.
If you’re looking to buy a Wurlitzer, you need to try it first to see whether it’s suitable for you. Only then will you be able to decide whether you consider the Wurlitzer a “good” piano.
Wurlitzer Console Piano; How Much Is It Worth?
Now we’re on to the crux of this article. What is the average Wurlitzer piano worth?
You can expect to pay/sell your piano between $600 at the low end and $1500 at the high end.
This is providing it’s a Wurlitzer acoustic piano. Console pianos will be more towards the $1500 end, and the spinet pianos will be cheaper. A console piano will be anything including and above 41 inches tall. You can generally find them in good condition, many with recently replaced or reconditioned parts.
However, if you’re selling a Wurlitzer and you’re not a dealer, you can expect to get near the lower end of the pricing scale, especially if the piano has been well used or if it has any kind of cosmetic or interior damage. If there’s major damage to the piano, such as cracked soundboard, mould or woodworm, I would suggest that you might have great difficulty finding a buyer.
As always, if you’re selling, offer a fair price to your buyer based on the condition and age of the piano. If you’re buying, due your due diligence.
But What Do I Recommend?
I’d actually recommend buying a digital piano over a Wurlitzer. The reasons for this are multiple, but chief among which the digital will take up just as much space in your home, but will be a much higher quality instrument for the money (if you spend around $1000, which is what you’d spend on a Wurlitzer piano.) A good digital will serve you well from the beginner to highly advanced level, whereas a Wurlitzer will start to limit you around the intermediate level.
If you’re interested in buying a digital piano, there are a few myths to debunk. I’ve gone through quite a few of them in my other articles, as well as other concepts around owning and learning the piano.
107 thoughts on “How Much Is a Wurlitzer Piano Worth?”
Seller wants 6000.00 for Wurlitzer baby grand, player piano, red mahogany. He is located out of state, I will be in his area late June. What questions should I ask? I am returning to playing after my recent retirement. More for relaxation, an amateur player. Your thoughts are welcome. Thank you.
Hi Sylvia; great questions. Firstly, you need to ask when the seller bought the piano, and from where. Was it bought privately or from a dealer? Next, what kind of life has the piano had? Has it been sat gathering dust or has it been played by a concert pianist 5 hours per day? What kind of restoration work has been done to the piano? Has it been restored at all? How old is the piano? (https://www.total-piano-care.com/wurlitzer-pianos.html will show you how old the piano is based on the serial number, which you should ask the seller for) How often has the piano been tuned, voiced, regulated, etc? How many times has the piano been moved to different locations? Just a few preliminary questions I could come up with; you’ll need to see the piano and assess for yourself to make an informed choice.
I have a Wurlitzer upright serial number 659269 and trying to sell it. It was in the house when it was bought. It has no imperfections at all and plays great. How much do you think it could be sold for.
I have a 1935 baby grand wurlizer piano just wondering ball park figure?
Hi Darlis; unfortunately this is a tricky question to answer without knowing what the condition of the piano is. If it’s good condition I’d expect at least a few thousand $ but it’s hard to pin down a more specific number than that without seeing the piano in person to assess its’ condition. It may be worth asking your local dealer to appraise the piano for you to get a more accurate valuation. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.
wurlitzer G411 serial # 2056645 is worth for paying $5600
Hi where do I find out the serial number for my Wurlitzer upright piano?
my wurlitzer has a serial no. on the sound board. can this help me to find out the past of THIS piano? where would I find out?
Hi Walter. The serial number will help you find out the past of your piano; however this will be limited to the date of manufacture and possibly the town/city of manufacture. If you visit this website https://www.total-piano-care.com/wurlitzer-pianos.html and scroll down, it will show you the year of manufacture of your piano based on the serial number; you may have to do some more Googling to find out where it was manufactured, however.
Someone wants to sell an upright Rudolf Wurlitzer for $250. They say it doesn’t need a tune up and is in good condition. Should I buy it?
Hi Ebony; unfortunately it’s unlikely that the seller is correct. If they’re selling a piano for $250 it’s likely not in good condition and probably will need a tune up. However you’ll have to view the piano itself to decide on its’ condition and whether it’s suitable for you.
We have a Wurlitzer piano, serial number 1532415, model # 2120. Can you tell us how much this is worth and when it was made. It has all the tags and the letter of inspection on it, I didn’t see our serial number listed. Thank You
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!
What would S1504 mean on a piano
I have a Wurlitzer piano I believe around the 1960-1970s serial # 980886 can you tell me how much it would be worth to sell for ?
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?
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.
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?
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.
today, we purchased a 1928 Wurlitzer baby grand piano from an ad on FB market place. We drove to the owner’s lovely home where he proudly displayed it in a front living area. (they were selling their home and moving to a ranch in the country. He said he has owned it for 30 years & that his now 20 something daughter learned to play on it at age 5 & still plays but she moved up north for a job & he said it was time to let it go. I bought it on a whim! I come from a family of musicians ( not pros) & I have always wanted to play the piano! Our home which we bought 9 months ago ( was in an estate) had a 1928 Steinway in the corner of the living room & it was stunning! I tried to buy it, not knowing the value & they would not sell it; it went to a niece in the previous owner’s family.
How much should it cost to move this piano? & to tune it; should the same company do both? also it does need some refinishing on the raised top area on the left corner where it was hit by sunlight. My husband said we should re-finish the whole piano? I am hoping just this top. I like the antique matt finish, & that it’s not perfect, it is almost 100 years old!
Your thoughts? THANK YOU!
Hi Patty – congratulations on your new piano. It’s great that there are people out there keeping these old pianos alive – in my opinion an older Wurlizter or Steinway is far better than newer pianos by some brands… getting back to your questions. I can’t give an estimate of how much it’ll cost to move as you don’t mention how far the piano will need to be moved. I’d recommend looking for movers local to your city or state and contacting two or three for a quote. In terms of tuning, in my experience piano movers are not also piano tuners, so you’ll probably need to look for someone else to tune the piano. Refinishing the whole piano is likely to be an expensive and messy process and probably isn’t worth doing – you don’t mention how much you paid for the piano but I’d wager that having it moved into a workshop, the old finish stripped off and refinished and moved back to your home again is probably going to cost more than the piano is worth.
Curious what you paid for that baby grand!😊
I I have a w u r l i t z e r piano serial or model number 55964 9 what you let me know if it’s worth any money it was once owned by John Johnson of Johnson publishing company many celebrities have played on this piano on this piano
Hi Janette – it’s great that you have a piano played by so many famous people. I once played on the Steinway at Steinway Hall in London and it was amazing to realise that so many famous artists and musicians had played this piano in concerts, recordings, press releases etc. However, unfortunately the piano is unlikely to be worth any more than it would have been otherwise for this reason – the fact that many famous people have played it is likely to be more value sentimentally than monetarily. However, in order to determine how much it’s actually worth, could you provide me with some details on the condition of the piano, how often it’s been tuned, etc? It’s difficult for me to give an accurate valuation over the internet, so you’ll probably want to get your local technician to have a good look at the piano to give it a proper appraisal.
We have a Wulitzer Model 2255 OAK, SN#2809973 with no exterior defects, can you give an approx value?
Hi Barney – could you give some more information on how often the piano has been tuned, how many years you’ve owned it, etc? Just bear in mind that I can give a rough valuation based on this data, but for a more accurate valuation, it’s always better to bring a local technician in to have a good look at the piano and give it a proper appraisal.
We have a Model 2255 OAK, SN#2809973, Built approx. 1994? I think
Can you estimate its value?
Our daughters played it for a decade, was tuned up 4 times, has not been tuned in 2 years, we’ve owned it for 15 years
thanks for this site!
We have a Wurlitzer piano serial # 1304015. It is in good shape with the exception of missing 1 knob on the lid that covers the keys. No scratches or dents on the piano or stool. Has not been tuned in a while. Can you give me an idea of what it’s estimated value is?
Hi jack can you give me an estimate on my WurliTzer piano! Serial number: 1570679. Model 2725? It’s in great condition-Thank you
I stumbled across this page while doing research to sell a Wurlitzer mahogany baby grand piano that belonged to my mother. My mother was the last in my family who could play and since her death, it has been sitting in our formal living room untouched.
It has no scratches or hardly any wear and tear. The polish on is still glossy and the brass petals are still shiny without corrosion. It could use a cleaning of the keys and tuning, but it is in overall great condition and comes with a matching bench. We are the original owners and I believe it’s from the late 70’s/early 80’s.
Serial Number: 1806715
I was wondering if you might be able to offer advise as to what it might possibly be worth?
We have a Wurlitzer piano, serial number 1728892, model number 2746 manufactured sometime between 1980-1985 that we want to sell. Paid $600 for it 15 years ago. Good shape. What would be fair price to ask?
I have a wurlitzer piano serial number 1009922 great condition for sale and need to sell in the next two days any ideas ?? Thank you in advance.
Hi Shiya – I would suggest listing it on eBay at a knockdown price if you’re looking to get rid of it within the next few days. It’s also worth calling a local piano store and asking them if they’d be willing to buy it off you at a reduced price so they can sell it. In fact, lots of piano stores will buy your pianos off you, so it may be worth calling a few stores and seeing who’ll give you the best price. You could also give it away for free to a school or music studio if you’re feeling generous. Good luck!
Hi I can’t find my serial number on the link you provided. It is 157825. Any idea of the year it was made?
Hi Lisa – after having done a little research this piano looks to have been made between 1930 and 1940 – unfortunately I can’t find anything more specific than that. I hope this was helpful!
Hi Jack I have been given a Wurlitzer 200 electronic piano in good condition just wondering a little about it and rough value?
I will be checking out a Wurlitzer piano tomorrow, to hear it.
It is FREE and looks to be in very good condition.
The numbers off the back of the piano are 1119 on top and 1003050 underneath.
I tried finding it online, but was not getting exact results.
The piano was tuned last fall.
I am an amateur player, and if it’s a worthy take, I will go for it.
What do you think?
Hello Jack I have a Wurlitzer serial # 873726. I have had it I know 40 years at least. Could you please tell me when it was manufactured and it’s worth? Thank you.
Hi Jack. I have a Wurlitzer 2740. Serial number 1793249. In beautiful condition. Any idea of value? Thanks.
Hello, I have a 1978 Wurlitzer 3/4 upright with some cosmetic flaws but it is tuned yearly and sounds just as great as it did new. It has a big, bright sound. Too much sound for my apartment and I wish to get something smaller and portable to play at sessions. I am the original owner. Any guesses as to value? Thanks for any comment.
Just by your description I’d estimate anywhere from $500 to $1000 – but to give a proper valuation you’ll need a technician to look at the piano and give it a proper appraisal. Thanks for your comment!
Hi Jack, We have a Wurlitzer in great condition. It’s also an upright player piano. We have had it tuned a couple of times but, we want to sell it. What do you think it might be worth?
I have a Wurlizter serial number 460 416, De Kalb Illinois. Soundboard good, stacked baby grand keyboard. Good condition. No keys sticks but yellowed with age. May need tuning. Looking for approx value. Looking to sell. Purchased in 1955 and only one family owned.
Hi JoAnn – it sounds like the piano is in good condition but without actually seeing it it would be impossible for me to give you an accurate valuation. It’s definitely worth asking your technician when you have the piano tuned next what the piano is worth – they’d be able to give you a far more accurate appraisal than I would. Thanks for your comment!
Hi there. I have a 1997 Mahagoney Wurlitzer Baby Grand With compact disc player. Have all original paper work. Paid $9625.00 in 1997. Good condition, lightly used. Is there a general range of what I might expect to get for it?
I am trying to sell a Wurlitzer piano. Serial number is 9262113.
What is it worth?
Hi Denny – this is difficult to answer without a description of the piano. Could you give more insight as to the condition, how often it’s been tuned, etc?
I have opportunity to buy a used Wurlitzer baby grand piano. Serial #2057417, Model-G452, black ebony. The seller is asking $3000 and was probably purchased new in 1998. The left pedal needs some work. What is a fair price?
Hi Dann – $3k sounds reasonable but I’d recommend if you’re serious about buying the piano that you have your technician look over it to see if there are any problems. In my experience, most private sellers don’t know much about pianos, and even though they think it may be in perfect condition, the piano could be hiding problems that the owner doesn’t know about. I’d recommend you get your technician to have a brief look and appraisal of the piano – if the seller is legitimate they won’t mind this. Think of it as having your mechanic look over a used car before buying it.
Just bought a Wurlitzer baby grand Serial Number 139519 (puts it around 1935) for $1000. Previous owner played it occasionally – sounds good but will have it tuned in a few weeks after it acclimates to our home. Thinking I got a good deal. It looks good for an 85 year old. A little wear and tear but has the original ivory keys.
Jack how much would you spend on a black 70’s Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano? Seller is asking 4500. From what I’ve seen them sell for on Ebay, this seems almost double.
Hi Jack. I’m glad I stumbled on this page. I’ve decided, at age 61, to finally treat myself to a baby grand piano. I am a rank amateur but love playing Elton john, Billy Joel, Max Richter, Beethoven, etc. – a mixed bag of pop, rock, classical, jazz and ragtime. I have found a Wurlitzer/Baldwin baby grand on Kijiji that looks really good, at least from the photos: 5′, mahogany finish, smoke-free home, well-maintained. It’s selling for almost $6000 CDN, so roughly $4000 USD; It was bought new in 2002 for $17,000 CDN. However it’s a 2-hour drive away. I’m looking for a piano with a rich sound and responsive keys. If the Wurlitzer has a “cheap” tinny sound, I don’t want to give up a day to go try it out. Do you think this is worth checking out? Seems like a good deal, but I’ve already been disappointed by another piano I tried (a Yamaha Clavinova baby grand, which looked amazing but didn’t sound natural at all). Thanks so much!
I have a Wurlizter 200 electronic piano that I’m thinking about selling. It has all of its parts (except 1 knob which I think can be replaced) including a bench and both cases. It does need to be tuned. What would be a good price to ask?
Hi Carol – I’m not too sure as regards to an electric piano. I’d recommend you speak to your local piano technician to try and get a valuation.
Hi – We have a Wurlitzer 37″ upright piano, mahogany, good condition, serial #376957. Looking to possibly sell. Seeing numbers all over. Any ideas on where to begin? Most likely putting it up for sale in my community, so I want to be sure I am within a reasonable ballpark.
Thanks for any insights.
I have a Wurlitzer 938 069. I have no idea how old it is. It is is decent shape. Do you have a guess on the value?
Hi Jane – is 938069 the serial number or model number?
Hi Jack, I have a baby grand Wurlitzer with serial number 32753 this is on brass plate next to the soundboard. We have always struggled to be able to keep it in tune, but it has been in the family since the 60s. I’m sure there’s not much value other than sentimental, but would love your thoughts on how old it really is.
Hello There my parents have a Wurlitzer piano model number 1666 serial number 1229300 and trying to determine what I should sell it for? 1 key is not working but otherwise in good condition.
I have a Wurlitzer serial # 193675. Looks like it needs new felt at a minimum, but otherwise looks to be in good condition. Do you have a guess on today’s market value? I suspect decision to repair would depend on personal value. Thanks
I am selling a Wurlitzer spinet with a cherry finish, serial number 395537. It has a 6-inch scratch on the side, and 3 keys with chipped edges. All keys work. Any idea of the value?
Hello ! I have a 70’s Wurlitzer piano. Is mine since new from the store. I just moved it one time from mu parents house to mine. I want to know the real value of one of this, don t want to sell, a specialist will come to tune it in the next days, will check it from the bottom…. it has a little superficial rayon and want a cabinetmaker to fix that. Does that can detract from it
I am wondering how much my piano might be worth? I have a 1968 Wurlitzer studio upright that my parents purchased for me around 1969… it’s in excellent condition and the serial number is 1099612. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!
Trying to find out how old and how much this piano might be worth.
Wurlitzer C153 polished ebony
Serial number 73327
Hasn’t been tuned in 7 years:(
Hi. We were given a lovely Wurlitzer piano. The number is 527602. It is in pristine condition and was played regularly, tuned and well taken care of. I cannot find much about it on-line other than it was made between 1950-1960 and that it is called “art deco” style. It is a matte black finish and the music desk has three distinct squares on it. It also has small chrome/silver metal ornamental touches on the legs of both the piano and bench. I’m so interested to know if it was a limited edition in it’s design in that they refer to it as “art deco style”. Thanks for any help you can give.
I have a Wurlitzer piano, Serial Number 1229967, Model Number 2136. I don’t know how old it is, but would like to know the value. It’s been played very little over the past 10 years, and was played often prior to that. Can you estimate a value? Thanks so much.
Hello. We have just been given a Wurlitzer piano and I am curious about it’s worth. I’ve only found one other in my on-line search, it was being sold on ebay for 2400 dollars. The number is 527602, and on the ebay listing they called it “mid century french chrome black Wurlitzer piano and bench art deco style”
I have not found it anywhere else on-line, thus my thought that it might be indeed a limited edition style and truly worth that amount. It is a lovely matte black finish with a distinctive music desk that has three beveled squares. It also has small chrome/(silver in color) bands around the tops of the piano bench and the two front legs of the instrument. It is in pristine condition, owned by one family before given to us, it was regularly played and tuned. Any help in my search would be appreciated. Either way it has found it’s way to our home where it will be played and cherished for many years to come!
Your page is extremely helpful! I have a Wurlitzer B-Grand WHITE, Model G-461, Serial #2050212. I’m seeing that a baby grand from Wurlitzer is rare, but thinking that the white finish is rare as well. What are your thoughts on pricing? It must have been made between 1985-1990 and was bought new, manufactured in Korea. The keys and sound are in excellent condition (hasn’t been tuned in a few years) but the exterior does have some minor scuffs and needs some paint touch up (which is hard with the white coloring)
Thoughts on a fair price? Do older or new Wurlitzer’s sell for more or less?
I have a spinet Wurlitzer piano, serial number 1672217, model #1740. Can you give me an approximate value? It’s in good playing condition.
We found a Wurlitzer piano in a non climate controlled warehouse in (very humid) Northern Alabama. I believe it is a console model. We found 3/4″ high numbers stamped on the back, upper right in “5/66069.” The finish was covered in light, tiny 1/8″ splotches of dried mold/growth, but the finish did not appear to have a piano-wide failure. A boxed typewriter was stuck to the top, but we were able to remove it without much force. I noted the end caps at the legs had rust, which had stained the concrete. Lots of evidence of significant moisture in the past. All dry on day we viewed it.
All the keys seemed to play with clear sound, without any fuzzy/dead sounds. Couple keys were really out of tune.
But after reading the correct placement of a piano in a room, and thinking of the high humidity here, it seems the piano has likely suffered significant moisture damage that we can’t see.
Any thoughts? Oh, & just for kicks, did I find the serial # or was that something else?
Signed, “Sad to find this piano so neglected,”
Hello, I have a Wurlitzer spinet that slightly out of tune, but otherwise good condition and being used every day. The serial number is 1555721 and model is 2145. Do you have any idea what year it might have been made, and price? Also there is a tiny Wendell’s mark with logo on the left side of cover, what might it mean?
I have a Wurlitzer console piano manufactured in 1968. I am the sole owner. I only played for fun in younger years and the piano has been played rarely the last 15 years. It has been moved four times. The finish has some scratches and dings to it but is not bad. I recently decided I would like to play again and contacted a tuner. It had not been tuned for 15 years so the bad news is it needs to be restrung. ($1800). This would be worth it if I actually play it. I still would play just for fun. But if I don’t, I wondered if I would be able to recoup any of my money by selling it down the road. The soundboard is in good shape. Or should I consider buying a different used piano which might have more resale value? Financially that would include moving two pianos so that adds to the cost.
Hi, my mother has a piano from Workitzer AND BROTHER… cant find any information on the “and brother” part of the piano. Can you offer any? Thanks in advance
Jack, you made the statement above “ Around the 1880s, Wurlitzer began making entry level acoustic pianos, including spinet and console pianos. However, they did also make studio upright and grand pianos, but these are quite rare. I’ve certainly never seen one.”. I have what I think is a studio upright piano from the 1920’s…a Wurlitzer 105573. I was planning to repurpose it but after reading that statement, I thought I better get some clarification. Is it worth anything, or shall I move ahead with taking it apart?
Can you tell me what Serial #2825999 Model 41107 Cherry Stain Wurlitzer upright is worth?
Wurlitzer mod p150 sn#1793851 did it good piano or I need to see about what it’s worth in the price on it is I know nothing about him
Hello, we have a Wurlitzer from approximately mid 1920’s. My Grandfather bought it for my Grandmother to play in his band. I will have to look more deeply to find a serial # or whatever. It is only in fair condition due to years of not being played and years of being used as a catch all. It has never been dropped or stored anywhere other than a living room, and never left the town of it’s original purchase. It actually was always in the same home, wherever my Grandmother was, then in the house I grew up in from mid 60’s til mid 1990’s. And, still with my family- but moved a few times. It needs a new home, as none of the family plays or has a home big enough for it. I’ll have it tuned soon and wonder what do you suggest as to the proper info and where to market it. I would only want to do full discloser, of course. It needs to be loved as it has been for all these decades…
I have a wurlitzer piano, original owner, bought around 1956.
It is like the 1 in the picture above. but a darker color. It is pretty good shape, and I have the bench. Where is the serial/model number?
I am thinking of finally selling it as could be moving soon.
Any idea what I could sell it for?
I have an upright Wurlitzer with bench, Serial 2817742
Model 2275 OAK
How much is it worth? it plays wonderfully!
Hello – we have a 1997 Wurlitzer Serial #2828556
It’s in fair condition, what is an appropriate price for us to sell it at?
I have a Wurlitzer upright mahogany with real ivory keys & cast iron harp. I looked up the serial number and it’s not listed but falls in between serial numbers listed made 100 years ago. (for some reason my serial number is skipped and the next one in sequence is listed) it’s in fair condition, need refreshed on the wood and little chipping on the bottom from moving multiple times ( two keys stick but all else completely perfect needs tuned) and was owned by my grandparents only. It’s been played and sounds great when tuned. 2 keys need fixed by literally they just stick a little and should be minor fix. what would be a fair asking price downsizing my home and need to sell it.
Hi there! I’ve been debating selling our family Wurlitzer for some time, but know it will be a challenge in this market and location. It’s a 1989 (?) Serial #1850786, Model # 3100. I’m wondering if you have any advice on price point or selling tips? We used to have a local dealer who would help sell, but he has retired and I am not aware of anyone else in the area who does that type of thing. We live on an island, in an isolated area, so limited market. The piano would need to be tuned and has some slight cosmetic damage but is in good shape (from my limited knowledge). It’s rarely played besides a few little songs my kids play for fun. It was definitely top of the line when it was bought! Thanks!
I am very curious about my upright Wurlitzer piano that was handed down to me. I have played this piano for the last 50 years from my piano lessons in 3rd grade to practicing for playing for worship at my church. I am torn between keeping it and getting a digital piano. I think it would cost more to restore it so it can be tuned. What is your opinion? The serial number on it is 67717.
My friend is looking to donate her Wurlitzer Piano. It is probably from the 60s or 70s. Do you know of anyone that would take it as a donation in Northern Illinois?
I have a mahogany Wurlitzer piano with the serial number 677013. It has been in our family since the late ’70s/ early ’80s when my parents purchased it for piano lessons. I cannot find any information on an appropriate price to selling. Would you have any ideas?
My dad bought my mother a brand-new Wurlitzer console piano in the early 1970s. And my mom took great care of it always polishing it with furniture polish and keeping it looking brand new. My mother passed away and she left me the piano because I was the only one in the family that knew how to play a piano. I recently had it tuned up after it was moved and the tuner had to bring the pitch up and tune the piano and he told me it was an excellent condition. The guy who Tuned my piano was retired and just helping his friend on a part-time basis, he was in a band in Cuba and was very excellent at all his instruments. He told me he had turned up pianos for Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis jr. And Gloria Estefan just to name a few. He told me my mom took such great care of the piano that the piano still looked brand new. I’m not selling the piano but I always wondered how much it was worth because of it’s excellent condition. Thank you and God bless
I’m selling a piano for a family whose mother passed away. It’s a Wurlitzer baby grand black ebony. It’s a C-143. 74009 is the only number I can find. Is this a serial number because it’s not showing up on the Wurlitzer list of serial numbers in order to date the age of this piano. It’s made in Korea. Samick ??Musical Instruments Co.
I would so much appreciate it if you can steer me to any information on value and age.
We have a Wurlitzer piano that a tenant left abandoned. We are trying to find out how much it’s worth. I would say it’s probably low end. How do we market it? Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Jack, I finally decided to let it go. Piano was purchased in Spartanburg, South Carolina when I was eight years old. I am now 75. Approximately 1951. Excellent condition, I’m sure it might need to be tuned. What do you think it’s worth? It is an upright.
Hi Jack, We have a Wurlitzer Model #E-2 Serial #2350 and another metal-punched ID#1056444. It’s in poor to fair condition. Can you please provide an approximate value? Thanks and have a great day!
I have a Wurlitzer Model # 2745, Serial # 1787588. In good condition. Needs very little refinishing work. What is it worth?
I have a Wurlitzer studio piano (#96586) and am considering selling it, it was my grandmothers. I had it restored and tuned around 2001. The tuned told me it is a “Studio” piano. It has basically just been a piece of furniture for mem as I don’t play. Is it worth anything?
I have a Wurlitzer spinet piano Model 2120 serial number 1645861, and I was wondering how old it is. I have already searched a lot but couldn’t find anything.
Also how much would it be worth?
It has major damage on the outside, because the people we bought it from’s house flooded once so it stood in the water and it also has dents and scratches, but still plays nicely, no tune up for at least two years. Due to damage we only paid $160
We have a Wurlitzer piano and the serial number indicates it was produced in 1935. What would the value of this be (ballpark figure)?
Not certain my comment went to you yesterday, so here goes. I have a Wurlitzer Studio piano (44 1/2″ high) that I had tuned and refurbished about 20 years ago. It was my grandmothers, but has basically been used as a piece of furniture. It’s in great condition, and I’m going to sell it. The man that tuned it said never to call it a “spinet” as it’s better than that. Can you give me an indication of it’s worth? Thank You!!
Serial number is 96586.
Hi I just came across model number 2719 made in 1979, outside is in great shape Inside seems to be as well! Wondering what this would be worth!
I am thinking about buying a Wurlitzer baby grand with player system that is between 10-15 years old. The seller bought it 8 years ago from a neighbor. It has not been tuned in several years. She is asking $2000. Is that reasonable? Thanks
I have a 2002 Wurlitzer Baby Grand (White) – mInt condition – bought it new for $9250 in 2002. Maybe used a total of 100 hours.
Selling it for the best price.
What can I expect to get for it?
Hi, I have a 1904 Wurlitzer studio upright with 3 pedals. I have the serial # written down somewhere, but I have to find it. I did find some information which said it was built in New York. Is there any other interesting information you can give me without the serial number. There doesn’t seem to be a model number other than it’s a studio piano. Thank you for your help.
I have a Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly electric piano that I am considering selling. It is in very good condition and includes the matching piano bench. How much do you think that it is worth? Where would be the best place to sell it?
I have A Wurlitzer 728072 piano. A few keys need to be tuned. Any idea what a piano like this is worth?
Hi. I have a Wurlitzer upright piano model number 2719 and serial number 1570781. One of the “c” keys doesn’t play right as it permanently stays down without pressing on the key. Besides that, it sounds good and works fine. I am interested in selling it and buying a digital piano. How much do you think this piano could be sold for?
I’ve been piano tech 40+ years. You can find a W spinet online for free. People are giving them away. With e keyboards at reasonable prices small acoustic pianos have no monetary value.
Poster has high regards for Yamaha and steinways. Yamaha makes quality pianos from large to small. Steinway does not know how to make a quality small piano. Their console and 45″ uprights are inferior. All kinds of problems. Vastly overpriced. But if you find a 60’s W spinet in good shape, go for it. Its a good little piano.
Hi. I have a Wurlitzer piano that’s an upright that my dear late sister left behind. The serial number is #625014. It is in good condition, only needed a good clean up on it. I am looking to sell it as I do not play piano. Can I get some advice on how to do this, or can you hook me up with someone who can give me a fair price for it?
Hi, I just purchased a house with a wurlitzer upright in it THe numbers I could find are as follows:
Serial # 876228
RegUS Pat office DeKalb Il
Looking for any info
Age and retail price at the time would be useful.
Hi Jack…thank you for the article. We own a Wurlitzer G461 grand in shiny black. It has only been moved twice and lived its entire life in private residences. It has generally been beautifully maintained, is cosmetically in incredible shape and kept in tune although it does need to be tuned now. It used to be played regularly by an adult but again is in incredible shape. Neither my wife nor I play enough to justify keeping it anymore and would like to sell it to someone who would play it and enjoy it–it has been enjoyed by 3 generations of our family and the next generation isn’t into piano. What might the value of this be? Thank you in advance for help.