Piano appraising, also sometimes referred to as a piano inspection is a crucial part of any piano purchase or sale. A professional piano appraisal can identify many facts and establish a fair market price. There are many elements to be considered before making your potentially large investment. Perhaps you have fallen in love with a beautiful antique piano, but is the price tag reasonable? Many antique pianos are highly valued, but some are worth very little indeed! Knowing exactly what it is that you are considering to buy, before you sign any purchase agreement is highly prudent. Equally for a seller to know how much the piano is actually worth can ensure that you receive a fair price. Albany Piano Pros can provide you with the comfort of mind that you are making a good deal!
What do you check during a Piano Appraisal?
The primary objective from a piano appraising is to establish the overall present condition, and moreover its current value. This will include a through piano health check. All areas of the piano will need to be inspected to ascertain they are still in good condition (or not). The soundboard, tuning pins and pin block are arguably the most important parts of any piano, and perfect condition is required. Any damage to these can see the value dramatically reduced. Piano strings and hammers also need to be paid attention to, as well as the condition of the piano keys. Naturally a piano appraising also includes checking the condition of the outer housing and other furnishings. The discovery of wood rot or termites is likely to mean the deals off!
A Piano Appraising can also provide other Interesting Information
Many modern day and even some antique pianos will contain a serial number. These can be hard to find, but they can also provide very useful information about the pianos history. All of our piano appraising experts have access to the data connected to these serial numbers. This can often reveal the exact age and date of manufacture. The name of the piano producer can also be confirmed. On some occasions the first purchase date can be established.
Piano Inspections for Insurance Purposes
If you have inherited a valuable piano, or had one in the family for many years you will want it to be covered by adequate insurance. As inflation rises your insurance provision may no longer be sufficient! It is important to check regularly. Your insurance company will require a piano appraising and valuation to be carried out by a professional piano servicing company. We are qualified and licensed to conduct this!
Will I receive a Written Report following my Piano Appraising?
We will provide you with a full a detailed report regarding the condition of your piano. Any areas of concern or damage found will be fully listed and explained. Your piano appraisal report will also include the all impotent valuation. Our report will include all of the important information you or your insurance provider will require.