How can you tell how old a piano is?

How can you tell how old a piano is?

You will need 2 things to determine the age of your piano:

  1. The brand name of the piano. Note: Some pianos will have more than one name for the manufacturer.
  2. The serial number (NOT the model number) of the piano. To locate the serial number on a vertical piano, open the top and look inside.

How good is a Lester piano?

These were well built affordable pianos and have many good qualities. Lester Piano Company was well know for their Grand pianos, full size uprights and the Betsy Ross Spinet. The company went out of business around 1960. These pianos are consistent and usually worthy of antique piano restoration.

How much does a Lester Betsy Ross spinet piano weigh?

Spinet Pianos Spinets are the smallest, at about 3′ tall and 4’10” long. They weigh 200-300lbs and can usually be moved from room to room by two strong people.

Where is the serial number on a Lester piano?

Usually four to eight digits, the serial number is most often located near the tuning pins, either printed directly on the plate or engraved in the wooden pinblock and showing through a cut-away portion of the plate.

How do you read a piano serial number?

Serial number locations are found:

  1. 1) On the piano’s cast iron plate.
  2. 2) Under the opened lid on the ledge, stamped on a little plaque, to the right or to the left.
  3. 3) Stamped on the back of the piano; near the top of the wood frame.

How much is a Betsy Ross spinet piano worth?

Even in its heyday, Lester pianos were a less expensive option for an in-home piano. For this reason, their unrestored value ranges between $500-1,000. Once restored, some of the more stylized and older Lester pianos can reach up to $20,000.

What is a spinet piano?

So, What is a Spinet Piano? Upright or vertical pianos come in various different sizes and a spinet piano is the smallest of the upright pianos measuring between 36” and 40” tall from the floor to the top of the lid and weighing about 300 pounds. The keyboard is approximately five feet wide, like most pianos.

How much is a Lester Betsy Ross spinet worth?

How much does it cost to tune a piano?

The average price to tune a piano ranges from $65 to $225, and the cost can increase by several hundred dollars if the piano requires multiple tuning sessions or repairs. Piano tuning is a skill that only experienced professionals should do.

How do you date a Chickering piano?

As with any other piano, the best and most precise way of dating your Chickering is by its serial number. But this method is not without difficulty and hazard. The most common difficulty encountered is locating the actual serial number.