Is it possible to sell an old piano?
Unfortunately, many old pianos are just old pianos, and the cost to move them may be more than the value of the instrument. Online resources can help sell or donate a piano, or a school or church may take the piano off your hands.
When did the piano end up in the dump?
Few would have foreseen this sorry scene at the tip in the piano’s heyday at the end of the 1800s and start of the 1900s. That is the era when piano production went into overdrive, and it is the instruments made then that are now, 100 years on, collectively on their knees.
How can I get rid of an old piano?
Old piano. Disposing of a piano can be tricky, especially if you do not know how much your piano is worth. Unfortunately, many old pianos are just old pianos, and the cost to move them may be more than the value of the instrument. Online resources can help sell or donate a piano, or a school or church may take the piano off your hands.
What happens to pianos that can no longer be used?
Pianos that cannot be used any longer as a musical instrument are often placed into period style homes, institutions and museums for display purposes only.
You’re very unlikely to be able to sell a really old piano, especially if it’s between 80 – 100 years old and hasn’t been played in a while. In fact, you will end up PAYING someone to have them take it away if you’re unlucky. Which brings me to the point of this article – how to get rid of a piano for free.
How much does a full size upright piano cost?
This budget should get you a refinished cabinet, repaired (not replaced) soundboard and bridge, new strings and tuning pins, new action components, and key bushings. It may be a very cool piece after all is said and done, but the $15,000 – $20,000 full-size upright piano buyer is extremely rare.
Is it OK to keep a 100 year old piano?
If you’re not absolutely sure you don’t want to learn, your kids/husband/wife/partner/roommate doesn’t want to learn, then keep your piano around. You might be glad you did. However, there may be better options than your 100 year old upright piano; either a new keyboard, or a new digital piano.
Are there any antique upright pianos still in use?
Even though these massive antique upright pianos had been phased out by manufacturers and the design was now outdated, many of the original owners opted to keep these pianos vs upgrading them.