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Hi all! Anybody know anything about this piano - from the 30's maybe - called a Busch & Gertz Midgette, baby grand, I think?

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edit: 7B446 is the serial number. (I think)

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It's not.


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The serial is either 73446 or 78446, most likely. Either 1938 or 1942(I doubt the latter, since the numbers in the atlas only go up to 75000).


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Thank you! Does the Atlas say anything about the company/quality of pianos it built? That name is not in the Larry Fines list of highly regarded oldies, and I can't seem to find anything else about it.

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They made very high quality uprights and grands until around 1924, after which they were made by Haddorff. The piano you inquire about was made by Haddorff, and is junk.


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With some doubts as to the advisability of doing so, I did some rebuilding on a family heirloom Midgette. It is a decent piano, nothing special, afterwards.


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So, if someone were to have one that was in immaculate, but original shape, what would a ballpark asking price on this be? She's thinking of asking $800.

Thanks so much for your help!

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She should ask for $500. It will cost $300 to move it locally.


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