Bluebook Of Pianos

1974

"Piano Consumer Quality & Price Guidelines"

CONSUMER INFORMATION REPORT
Source: CONSUMERS' RESEARCH MAGAZINE January 1974

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These Quality & Price Guides to pianos are designed to supplement the analytical matter pertaining to the quality of these instruments. To some degree the information is for historical purposes. But it was compiled as a guide for buyers and sellers of used pianos intended to inform them of the differences in price and quality during that period. Used piano buyers desire to know something concerning these points. We accept no advertising, we find it is difficult to maintain objectivity when you are accepting money or revenues from a dealer, sponsor or manufacturer of the products you are reviewing.

Grand Pianos
A. RECOMMENDED

Brand Name

 Size

Country of Origin

 $ Price Range

Baldwin  5 ft. 2 in. to 9 ft. U.S.A. 4,258-9,896
Bechstein  5 ft. 6 in. to 9 ft 2in. GERMANY *
Bosendofer  5 ft. to 9ft 6 in. AUSTRIA *
Kawai  5 ft. 1 in. to 9 ft 2in. JAPAN 2,234-8,150
Knabe  5 ft. 1 in. to 9 ft. U.S.A. 2,595-7,375
Mason & Hamlin  5 ft. 1 in. to 9 ft. U.S.A. 3,710-7,850
Sohmer  5 ft. 1 in. to 5 ft. 7 in. U.S.A. 3,120-4,500
Steinway  5 ft. 7 in. to  8 ft 11 in. GERMANY *
Steinway  5 ft. 7 in. to  8 ft 11 in. U.S.A. 4,400-10,200
Yamaha  5 ft. 1 in. to 9 ft. JAPAN 2,095-8,995
* Price not made available for this chart.

B. INTERMEDIATE

Brand Name

 Size Country of Origin

 $ Price Range

Chickering

5 ft. 1 in. to 5 ft. 8 in.

U.S.A.

2,560-3,240

Fischer

4 ft. 7 in.

U.S.A.

2,000-2,235

Hardman

5 ft. 1 in.

U.S.A.

2,390-2,990

Ivers & Pond

5 ft. 1 in.

U.S.A.

2,390-2,990

Kimball

5 ft. 8 in.

U.S.A.

2,500

Kranich & Bach

5 ft. 1 in.

U.S.A.

2,390-2,990

George Steck

4 ft. 7 in.

U.S.A.

2,000-2,235

Story & Clark (Yamaha)

5 ft. 2 in.

JAPAN

2,045-2,655

Wurlitzer

5 ft. to 5 ft. 7 in.

U.S.A.

2.800-3,790

Vertical Pianos "School" - "Studio"  - "Professional"
A. RECOMMENDED

Brand Name

Size Country of Origin

 $ Price Range

Baldwin

45 in.

U. S. A.

1.183-1. 238

Kawai

45 in.

Japan

992-1,046

Krakauer

48 in.

U. S. A.

1,420

Mason & Hamlin

50 in.

U.S.A.

1.725-1.825

Sohmer

45 in.

U. S. A.

1,370-1.425

George Steck

45 in.

U. S. A.

1,200-1,240

Steinway

46 in.

U.S.A.

1,800-1,995

Story &'Clark

45 in.

U. S. A.

1,170-1,230

Wurlitzer

45 in.

U.S.A.

1,210

Yamaha

45 in. to 52 in.

Japan

945-1,695

B. INTERMEDIATE

Brand Name

Size Country of Origin

 $ Price Range

Estey 

45 in.

U. S. A.

920

J. & C. Fischer

45 in.

Japan

1,200-1,240

Ivers & Pond

45 in.

U. S. A.

950-980

Janssen

45 in.

U.S.A.

995

Melodigrand

38 in.

U. S. A.

600-640

Vertical Pianos "Consoles"
A. RECOMMENDED

Brand Name

Size Country of Origin

 $ Price Range

Baldwin  41 in. U.S.A. 1,470-2,510
Cable-Nelson  41 in. U.S.A. 945-975
Chickering  40 in. U.S.A. 1,295-1,590

Hardman Peck

 40 in. U.S.A. 1,012-1,072

Kawai

 41 in. Japan 1,064-1,248

kimball

 42 in U.S.A. 900-1,402

Knabe

 40 in U.S.A.

1,490-1,500

Krakauer

 41 in. U.S.A.

1,210-1,260

Mason & Hamlin

 40 in. to 42 in. U.S.A.

1,685-2.070

Sohmer

 41 in. U.S.A.

1,415-1,635

Steinway

 40 in. to 46 in. U.S.A.

1,012-1,072

Story & Clark

 40 in. U.S.A.

945-1,295

Winter

 40 in. U.S.A.

830-850

Wurlitzer (Concert)

 42 in U.S.A.

1,395-1,470

Yamaha  42 in Japan

995-1,095

 B. INTERMEDIATE

Brand Name

Size Country of Origin

 $ Price Range

J. & C. Fischer

 40 in.

Japan

995-1,035

Kranich & Bach

 45 in

U.S A.

1,130-1,1500

Janssen

 45 in.

U.S.A.

1,012-1,072

George Steck

 38 in.

U.S.A.

995-1,030
Wurlitzer  40 in. U.S.A. 765-1,245

Vertical Pianos "Spinets"
A. RECOMMENDED

Brand Name

Size Country of Origin

 $ Price Range

Baldwin 36 in. U.S.A. 1,053-1,372
Cable-Nelson 37 in. U.S. A. 745-895
Story & Clark 371/. in. U.S.A. 875-895
Wurlitzer 37 in. U. S. A. 695-1,075
Yamaha 36 in. Japan 845-975

B. INTERMEDIATE

Brand Name

 Size Country of Origin  $ Price Range
Janssen 37 in. U.S.A. 745-965
Kawai 39 in. Japan 626
Winter 37 in. U.S.A. 746-820
Rudolf Wurlitzer 37 in. U.S. A. 695-915

B -

Brand Name

 Size Country of Origin  $ Price Range
Cable 38 in. U.S.A. 746-878
Melvin Clark 37 in. U.S.A. 545-650
Kimball 36 in. U.S.A. 565-800
Henry F. Miller 38 in. U.S.A. 746-800
Vose 38 in. U.S.A. 746-800

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