Bluebook Of Pianos

1990

"Piano Consumer Quality & Price Guidelines"

1990 Consumer Chart of Pianos and  Prices

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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.

 Vertical Pianos

Check this chart for piano brands and costs. Prices shown are from the best available information and do not include freight, delivery, dealer preparation or associated expenses. The ratings are the opinion of the author who is solely responsible for its content. Prices shown are approximate.

  • Group I are top quality pianos of unquestioned merit and represent the best value for a lifetime investment.
  • Group II are pianos of excellent construction and quality in a medium price range.
  • Group III are pianos of generally lower price but completely capable of  giving satisfactory service.
Not all pianos in a given group are of the same quality, price or value and there may only be a small difference between the top names of a lower group and the bottom names in the group above it.
 
No attempt has been made to include all names in Group II and III. Private label pianos are omitted and only brand names which are nationally known are listed. All three groups are alphabetical listings.

 GROUP I

SPINET CONSOLE STUDIO - UPRIGHT
 Astin-Weight $4,500 to $4,650 $6,500
 Baldwin

$3,450 to $3,795

$3,850 to $4,195

$3,600 to $6,950
 Kawai $3,875 to $4,790 $4,770 to $7,200
 Mason-Hamlin $11.800
 Sohmer $4,500 to $4,950 $4,800 to $5,225
 Steinway

$7,250 to $8,640

$8,650 to $12,500

 Walter, Charles R. $5,200 to $5,675 $5,990 to $6,400
 Yamaha   $3,600 to $5,020 $4,860 to $7,800
 GROUP II
 Everett   $2,850 to $3,200 $3,500
 Kimball $2,460 to $2,760 $2,670 to $3.300 $5,500 to $5,860
 Samick   $2,650 to $3,995 $3,350 to $5,400
 Schafer & Sons

$3,120 to $3,850

$3,650 to $4,660

$4,500 to $10,900
 Sojin  

$2,950 to $3.875

$3,400 to $5,200

 Tadashi   $5,100 to $6,200 $5,800 to $6,550
 Weber   $3,100 to $4,400 $4,255 to $5,480
 Wurlitzer

$2.295 to $2.695

$2,665 to $3,990

$3,970 to $5,200

 Young Chang

 

$2,850 10 $4,850 $3,995 to $5,195
       
GROUP III

 

Becker, Blessing, Handok, Hastings, Hanover, Hinze, Hohner, Hsing, Hai, Hyundai, Jasper-American,  aeari, Nieer, Pearl River.

 

Grand Pianos

GROUP I   1971 1981 1991

 BRAND NAME

SIZES PRICE RANGE PRICE RANGE

PRICE RANGE

 Baldwin

5'2" to 9'

$3.018 to $7.700

$9.628 to $21.492

$14,600 to $36,400

 Falcone 6'1" to 9'     $19,500 to 41,300
 Kawai

5'1" to 9'2"

$1.695 to $6.250

$5.970 to $19.040

$10,250 to $38,550
 Mason & Hamlin

5'4" to 8'11"

$3.200 to $6,900

$9.746 to $21,236

$16,656 to $37,300
 Sohmer

5' to 5'7"

$2.545 to $3.700

$8.022 to $8.922

$12,500 to $15,200
 Steinway

5'1" to 9'

$3.325 to $7,500

$11.420 to $24.456

$18,500 to $4,8750
 Yamaha

5'3" to 9'

$1,695 to $6.195

$5.136 to $20.338

$11,453 to 44,594
 GROUP II
 Howard 4'9" to 5'8"   $5.250 to $5,850 $6,500 $7,995
 Kimball 4'5" to 6'7"

$2.500 to $3.240

$6,775 to $9,335 $7,800 to $14,685
 Samick 5'2" to 9'   $3,995 to $18,200 $9,650 to $32,600
 Schafer & Sons 5'2" to 9" $1.895 to $4,500 $4,995 to $22,800 $9,018 to $37,900
 Sojin 5'2 " to 9'     $6,995 to $28,995
 Wurlitzer (Korea) 5'2" to 5'10"   (5'2")  $8.342 $7,200 to 8,770
 Young Chang 4'11" to 9'   $6,080 to $11,600 $$6,900 to $29,800
Becker, Blessing, Handok, Hastings, Hanover, Hinze, Hohner, Hsing, Hai, Hyundai, Jasper-American,  Maeari, Nieer, Pearl River. Prices shown will vary in different parts of the country and are approximate based on available information. Opinions of merit or quality are those of the author who is solely responsible for the content of this article.

 

CONSUMER INFORMATION GUIDE
JANUARY 1990

 

                                                                                                                                                                        

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