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I bought a Acrosonic piano for my 9 yr. old son serial # 594216 I know NOTHING about pianos can someone answer a few questions?? upright or spinet? year? possible value? It is in GREAT condition Any info or where I might get info would be helpful Thanks

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Acrosonics are considered spinets. They are surprisingly good for their size, and well respected. . It just so happens I played a 1939 Acrosonic at a friend's house today. It had very nice action and pretty good tone for a small piano. Baldwin sold a lot of these from the 40's through the 60's. I don't know anything about your particular piano though. Larry


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I think that would make it a spinet from around 1957. Possible value - whatever you paid for it. How's that for dodging the issue? laugh Older Acrosonics are pretty nice for spinets. The newer ones were not quite as nice. I have one from 1965, myself.


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My Acrosonic is now on it's last legs, but it was bought for me in 1963 and has lasted until 2007.It won't hold tune. I'm forced to start looking for it's replacement, but it has certainly served me well for most all of my life.

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My second piano is a 1963 Acrosonic console ( 40"). It holds pitch better than my Mason-Hamlin "A" and my tuner is always amazed what a good little piano it is. It could stand a new set of hammer, though.


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If it's like RickG's piano in the previous post, it's probably quite nice. Relatively few Acrosonics were made in the console size though, so it's probably a spinet. Take a tape measure and measure from the floor to the lid. If it's around 36 inches, it's a spinet.

The spinets have short string length and a smaller soundboard, so the musical output lacks texture. But the repertoire of beginning piano students doesn't have much texture either so it's a good fit. Also the action is very light. But a lot of piano teachers recommend Acrosonics to parents of beginning students because the light action is pretty friendly to smaller hands, and the selling price will be friendly to the parents' budget.

The strongest point of Acrosonics are that they were very well-made. They just keep on ticking. You can always find them on Craigslist or Ebay. If you got one in good condition for $500 or so, you probably made a good choice for children beginning lessons.

I had one for twenty years. I paid $600 for it used. Other than tunings, it never cost me a penny. Twenty years later it sold within 24 hours on Craigslist for $475 to a lady who had been told by her son's piano teacher to get an Acrosonic. Probably she'll sell it for a similar price a few years down the road.


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I loved my two Acrosonics. The first, a console, I bought for $700, used, in 1975. It had been in the Motown Studios. Wonderful sound. The second one came with a house. (There was actually a third one with the house too, but two was enough!)

I concur with turandot's posting, they are well made. All I ever did was tune them.

I replaced them last Friday with my first grand piano.

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