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Pre-Depression , Francis Conner vertical. Nice refinish job on the mahogany case. Original ivory, no chips. Plays fairly well, needs some minor work on a few of the dampers. Bass strings decent.

$500 - $750, private sale?


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Jolly, great to see you!

If someone is looking for a piece of furniture that would be fine, but at almost 100 years old, I couldn't recommend it as an instrument, especially sight unseen.


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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Jolly, great to see you!

If someone is looking for a piece of furniture that would be fine, but at almost 100 years old, I couldn't recommend it as an instrument, especially sight unseen.

Well, kick over a cow patty and you never know what might crawl out. This time it was me. laugh

Actually, Rich, I had a guy call me who does some side work on pianos...Mostly tuning and minor repair. He sent me pictures of the exterior and we talked about the inside. For what it is, he said it was in good, playable shape, and had been kept up through the years by the family who owned it. The case looks like it was refinished by somebody who knew what they were doing, albeit a while ago.

As much of this business goes, one person he knows is looking for something that is not too expensive for light use, but playable and the owner of the family piano no longer has a pianist in the family. He's not sure what a fair asking price would be.

My thoughts were $500 on the low side and no more than $750 on the high side, private sale, with any needed repairs on the dampers done.


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Whatever the market will bear...within reason of course.

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$250 (as is) to $500 (Fixed and tuned), and you’d be lucky to get it. Most of these fall into the “$100, just needs tuning, you move yourself” realm of Craigslist or FB marketplace and stay there...


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$250 (as is) to $500 (Fixed and tuned), and you’d be lucky to get it. Most of these fall into the “$100, just needs tuning, you move yourself” realm of Craigslist or FB marketplace and stay there...

This. ~100 year old uprights, even if they are in working order, are just not going to fetch $500 unless a technician has done some work on them recently (beyond tuning) and/or some fool is desperate to part with his/her money.

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Thanks for the replies. As in all things, piano prices are wholly contingent on the local market and what somebody will give for the piano. I've settled on a $500 price, bringing my initial valuation downward a bit.

As Sam Bennett once told me, I live in a piano dessert. This piano is not a converted player, the case had been professionally redone in the past, ivories in good shape, strings not corroded up (probably with the base strings replaced at one time, probably when the case was redone), tuned regularly and still plays at a home acceptable level...Yeah, it's worth $500, with the damper issue fixed.

Again, thank you.


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