THE BLUE BOOK OF PIANOS

RESALE PRICES of USED GRAND PIANOS 1985 - 1995

These brand names listed here accounted for over 97% of all Grand Pianos sold in the United States during the last 20 years. Used, in excellent condition - some are worth more than original price.  These models shown here represent more than 94% of that majority. Not all brand names are listed and some current prices are withheld by request of the manufacturer, who they feel pricing should be done by their dealers, there is no comment regarding these instruments, we are simply honoring that factory's request.

BRAND NAME MODEL SIZE 1985 1995

GRAND PIANOS 5'6" TO 5" 11"

AUGUST FORSTER 170 5'6" - 5'8" $15,000 $33,460
BALDWIN "R" 5'10" $12,932 $20,464
BALDWIN D.H./ HOWARD C172 5'8" $7,100 $12,184
BECHSTEIN M 5'11" $32,000 $66,380
BOSENDORFER 170 5'8" $32,700 $74,780
BOSTON GP 178 5'10" N/A $17,980
FEURICH 173 5'8" N/A $48,480
HYUNDAI G82 5'9" $8,000 $11,650
IBACH 178 5'10" N/A $12,680
KIMBALL 580 5'8" $9,000 $14,458
KAWAI *KG2/RX2 5'101/2" $10,170 $16,022
KOHLER  & CAMPBELL SKG600S 5'9" N/A $11,650
MASON & HAMLIN A 5'8" $14,660 $29,900
PETROF IV 5'8" N/A $14,700
SAMICK SG 172 5'7" $8,000 $11,030
SCHIMMEL 174 5'10" $17,704 $32,380
SEILER 180 5'11" $18,870 $29,986
STEINWAY & SONS "M" 5'7" $17,690 $31,200
STEINWAY & SONS "L" 5'10 1/2" $21,200 $34,500
TOKAI M 5'7" $8,400 N/A
TOKAI L 5'11" $10,000 N/A
W. HOFFMANN 173 5'8" N/A $39,140
WEBER WG 57 5'7" N/A $12,430
WEINBACH 170 5'8" N/A $13,300
WURLITZER G 457 5'7" N/A $12,480
YAMAHA *G2/C2 5'7"/5'8" $9,236 $17,190
YOUNG CHANG G 175 5'9" $7,800 $12,760

National wholesale and retail sales figures are documented. There are no accurate depreciation schedules for grand pianos. Wholesale prices increase on each year all new grand pianos, add to this the inflation index.

A DEALER will sell these pianos used for around the same price as the original price from 1985 - 1995. These prices are only after considerable costs to move, tune, recondition and guarantee the instrument. 

The TRADE IN price is 30 to 40% less to allow for mark up, moving, tuning and repairs by the dealer.

And finally, the price asked by a PRIVATE PARTY, that figure is based on the age,  type, grade, rarity of the instrument. The condition is a variable as the buyer and seller must agree on the costs of moving, tuning and repairs.  This is a negotiable factor and the only way to determine that is by looking at the instrument or by ordering a Piano Appraisal.


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