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Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana #2750951
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I have a Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana with serial number B30003 and model number 4293. Does anybody knows the value of my piano?

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Re: Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana [Re: Paul2007] #2750965
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Serial number places the build date at around 1918. Is the piano an old (tall) upright?


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Re: Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana [Re: Paul2007] #2750967
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It was made in 1978.


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Re: Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana [Re: BDB] #2750972
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Originally Posted by BDB
It was made in 1978.


But as BDB writes, date of manufacture is all that we can determine from the information given. The value - if any - of the instrument depends upon its condition, and only an examination by a piano technician can ascertain the true condition of the piano.

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Re: Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana [Re: Carey] #2751113
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Originally Posted by Carey
Serial number places the build date at around 1918. Is the piano an old (tall) upright?


Kimball was a Chicago based company till acquired by Jasper in 1959. Production continued in West Baden, Indiana and French Lick Indiana till 1996. Kimball international had a sales office in Chicago's merchandise mart In the 1990's. I tuned the player piano in the lobby there during the 90's. When piano production stopped, the player piano disappeared.

Confirming above, it's a 1978 model.

In my market, if in good condition, that piano would sell on the street for $800 - $1200. If in poor condition, free to $400.




Re: Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana [Re: BDB] #2751124
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Originally Posted by BDB
It was made in 1978.
Guess my serial number source was extremely unreliable. ha Thanks for the correct information !!


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Re: Kimball Piano Division French Lick. Indiana [Re: Bob] #2751191
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I often see them offered for free on craigslist.


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