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Bought an old Kohler and Campbell today. What year/value? #1958326
09/13/12 01:00 PM
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Hey all:

I joined this forum today after reding a bit before i bought my kids a beginner spinet.

I found a Kohler and Campbell for $140. It's a little out of tune, but every key is close (1/2 steps), all the pedal thingy's work, and the cabinet is decent for it's age.

The inside has a metal stamped serial number of 657030.

the stickers are quite amusing actually - "Kohler Cusotm Action. Mothproofed, Tropicalized. MADE IN USA".

Does anyone know the year of manufacture and the value?

I know it's a middle of the road beginner moel and Im ok with that.

Thanks in advance!

Jake's Dad

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Re: Bought an old Kohler and Campbell today. What year/value? [Re: Jake's Dad] #1958334
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Bluebook of pianos shows the age to be around 1972. If the piano is in good condition, the price is a bargian. In terms of value, if it is in good condition, it might be advertized for around $300 to $500 on Craigslist.

Kohler & Campbell Vertical and Grand Pianos after 1950:

1950-408000 1964-570000 1971-643000 1978-722500
1955-503000 1965-579000 1972-653500 1979-737000
1958-521000 1966-589000 1973-660000 1980-754000
1960-535000 1967-601500 1974-683000 1981-767000
1961-542000 1968-611000 1975-695000 1982-780000
1962-551000 1969-621000 1976-708500 1983-795491
1963-560000 1970-631500 1977-712000

Oh yea, welcome to the PW forums! smile

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Re: Bought an old Kohler and Campbell today. What year/value? [Re: Jake's Dad] #1958337
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Ok, great - and thank you!

I have two kids starting piano, and I am going to teach myself along with them for a family thing.

Besides, Im a drummer and would like to be able to play another instrument!


Re: Bought an old Kohler and Campbell today. What year/value? [Re: Jake's Dad] #1958348
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If this was made in 1972, am I better off than if I would have bought one from the 80's when they were bought out and made in South Korea? Just curious about the build quality.

Re: Bought an old Kohler and Campbell today. What year/value? [Re: Jake's Dad] #1958363
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I owned a K&C studio upright from the late 1960’s… it was a decent piano. Knowing what I know now, (which ain’t much smile ) there was some sloppy work in the placement and installation of the bridge pins on the bridge. The Pratt-Reed action was a good action with good repetition. The fit and finish of the cabinet was decent. The tone and touch were decent. I paid $600 for it, played the heck out of it for a year, and sold it for $650 and it was in better shape when I sold it than when I bought it; the buyer was thrilled with it.

As I learn more about pianos, I’m persuaded that newer is always better… smile

Good luck!

Rick


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Kohler & Campbell in Sotrage [Re: Jake's Dad] #2432604
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Hello Everyone!

I've tried to do some digging around and I cant seem to find the year of my piano.

Serial Number is:746865

Halllpppp? smile

Re: Kohler & Campbell in Sotrage [Re: missalexandreaa] #2565911
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The serial number, 746865 was made in 1979


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