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Value of 1915 Steinway Player
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I sighted a Steinway upright player in an antique store recently.
I liked the tone a lot, and was interested in some rough assessments
of it value/potential value.

The serial number was 174xxx, putting its birth at about 1915.  It had
an Aeolian electric player assembly which seemed to work just fine (the
occasional skips were blamed on the roll which had some small tears in
the edges).  The outer cabinet was in need of refinishing, but under
the key cover it was perfect, as were the ivory keys and all the player

The hammers were fairly grooved.  All the keys worked and it sounded
surprisingly good.

I was told that it had not been tuned for 20+ years, but I have
my doubts -- the tone was better than almost any upright I have
ever played.

Nany thanks in advance.


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Key Words in Subject:  1915, Player, Steinway, Value

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