Appreciate the reply. Do you know if German made Seilers from before the 3 different series concept, are considered as fine as today's finest/top range "SE" (german made) line?
Seiler has held a great reputation for their German production going back decades, but that does not supersede the normal advice for evaluating any used piano, especially in a private sale. If you play it and like it, have it inspected by a qualified technician both for condition and for service needs before pulling the trigger.
It's fair to say that the market for European-built uprights has significantly changed. In the wake of a smaller market and higher prices, there are really only 2 tiers of European production left...high priced and super high priced. In the early 2000's, a Seiler 116 would have been more of a middle or upper-middle option, priced above Japanese makers, but not prohibitively so. As one of their smaller models, it was affordable by comparison to the tallest 126 and 132 models.
Romance aside, the German SE models today are the best we've seen, but we know that pricing affects perception. I'm not trying to dig into the the asking price, but once you've seen the instrument, how would you compare it with more widely-available new or used options for a similar cost?