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Piano For Sale: 1926 Baldwin Grand

SOLD 1958 Baldwin 5'8" Grand Piano : $13,500 US Dollars Rebuilt in January 2007 by Piano Finders

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Photo of 1958 Baldwin Grand for Sale

Piano's Personal History:

1958 Baldwin 5 '8 " Grand. Satin Ebony. Serial No. 140590

This is an original owner piano and kept in good condition. It was recently donated to a nonprofit organization and rebuilt by Piano Finders. It is in beautiful condition. Vintage Baldwin Grand, lovingly restored by Master Rebuilder Kendall Ross Bean. Soundboard, Bridges and Pinblock are all original and in very good condition. Pinblock is original type Baldwin 41 ply maple. Soundboard is original Baldwin solid spruce. Has been restrung using only the best music wire and bass strings. Has a wonderful singing tone, deep rich bass, and clear bell-like treble. Action feel is really nice. Not too easy and not too stiff, just very responsive. Has just been voiced and regulated. New tuning pins are nice and tight. Keytops are in excellent condition, have just been polished. Action has been reconditioned.

New Finish - (Refinisher left some vintage "character marks" just so folks don't mistake it for a new piano, which they just might otherwise. So finish is not "perfect" but looks pretty darn good. From 4 feet it's hard to tell it's not a new piano.)

Brass hardware has been redone. Original gold leaf fallboard decal was preserved. (See picture). Many new parts, including: New strings (Mapes), New understring felt, New tuning pins (blued steel, New damper felts, New front rail pins, New keybushings.

Comes with adjustable mini-artist bench (pictured), or if you prefer we will provide a new duet type bench with matching legs and a music compartment instead.

This piano was built to last. It has more sustain in the tone than a 6'1" Kawai, Boston or Yamaha Grand because of its wet sand cast plate and because the construction of the rim is made from maple and other hardwoods. The Asian made pianos use a vacuum plate casting process and softer woods in their rims that cause the tone to die faster. For those who prefer the richness and warmth of a full and sustained tone, this piano is ideal.

Expert Appraisal and Inspection Reports:

Technician's Inspection Report

Market Summary for this Brand:

Baldwins and Steinways are the two top concert pianos still made in the United States today.

Market Evaluation for this Piano:

Vintage Baldwins, like Vintage Steinways are considered desirable pianos, because of their superior design and quality. The nearest new equivalent would be a new Baldwin R which retails between $36,000 to 64,000.

Moving Details:

Buyer pays shipping.The cost may vary from $150 - $300 for a local move and $950 for a cross country move. The piano is currently in Walnut Creek, CA

Transaction Details:

Piano Finders handles escrow services for all brokerage pianos, free of charge. Buyer is required to sign a Piano Purchase Offer Contract and receive a signature from a Piano Finders representative before piano will be taken off the market.

Tax Issues:

There is no tax on this piano. This is because the CA State Board of Equalization has approved our brokerage \ contracts between buyer and seller as non-taxable and they have taught us how to determine which transactions are taxable and which are not. Also, non-profit organizations that sell their donations, are not required to charge tax.

Warranty:

Piano is being sold with a 5 year Limited Piano Finders Warranty on for parts and labor related to the rebuild done by Piano Finders. A written warranty will be given to buyer upon the sale of the piano.

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Contact Us

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