To accurately determine the value of your piano as a musical instrument, an evaluation must be performed by a qualified piano technician. A physical, detailed evaluation, encompassing the instrument’s total condition. By ‘total condition’, we mean the instrument as a whole. A technician with extensive, high-end restoration experience is intimately familiar with each individual area of the instrument.
Several Factors Considered For Piano Evaluation:
- Make, Model and Manufacture Date
- Cabinet Structural Integrity, Design and Condition of Finish
- Soundboard, Bridges and Pinblock
- Piano Action, Hammers and Keys
- Harp, Strings and Trapwork
- Maintenance History (if known)
A qualified professional will have the experience and training to complete a comprehensive evaluation for replacement value, insurance evaluation, estate sale, purchase, damage claim evaluation and donation value. Once the piano evaluation is completed, a written Evaluation Report is produced which includes as much history as is factually known about the instrument, including historical significance, if any.
There is more to a comprehensive piano evaluation than just knowing what the piano looks like or how old it is. Age, a readily recognized name, or a cabinet that ‘looks like new’, are not determining factors to professionally and accurately evaluate the piano as a musical instrument.
Experience Counts – have your piano evaluated by a qualified professional who has 40+ years of experience in piano technology.