Online Piano Appraisal Service -
"What's My Piano Currently Worth?"

What Is the Online Piano Appraisal Service?

This service is intended as a piano price point for those who are thinking of selling their piano, who are searching for the value of a used piano, or who are requesting their piano's insurance replacement value (2019 or 2020), among various other important reasons. 

The Online Piano Appraisal Service can help you to determine the market value range of your piano - if you are looking to buy or sell one, or just need a rough estimate of how much your piano is worth.

This evaluation can help to serve as a reasonable starting point of reference at which to begin, before or after hiring a piano technician to service your piano.

An evaluation can be delivered in as little as 24 hours, or

in 5 days, depending on the delivery option that you choose.


"What's the Main Purpose of
A Piano Appraisal, or Estimate?"

At times you may need an appraisal, or an estimate, to prove the value of your piano under certain conditions. A piano appraisal can prevent you from selling your piano for too little or paying too much for a new piano.

A piano appraisal is used for purposes such as:

BUYING
SELLING
TRADING
INSURANCE
REBUILDING
REFINISHING
ESTATE TAX
TAX DEDUCTIONS
COMMUNITY PROPERTY
DONATIONS*
HUMAN CURIOSITY
EQUAL DISTRIBUTION
DAMAGE CLAIMS

*Appraisals for tax donation purposes may require a separate, on-site evaluation (see below).

Many different factors influence a piano's value, which can include the following:

1) Piano's Age

2) Manufacturer

3) Type (Vertical vs Grand)

4) Model

5) Manufacturer Grade

(High End vs. Low End Model)

6) Interior & Exterior Components' Condition 

7) Past Use & Wear 

8) Placement 

9) Condition of Finish, Case, & Keys

10) Geographic Location

11) Depreciation Factors 

12) Rarity & Scarcity Value

13) Antique Value

14) Intrinsic Design

15) Furniture Value

16) Recent or Past Restoration 

17) Player System Installation - Past or Present 

18) Eagerness of a potential buyer or seller 

19) Local or National Economy 

20) Celebrity Owned Value


Who Should Use This Service?

Anyone who needs a quick, reliable, and inexpensive guide to a piano valuation:

- Sellers: You are thinking of selling your piano. You need an idea of the piano's value in order to determine a realistic, real-world, fair market value selling price.

- Buyers: You are searching for a used piano. You need to know if a piano is priced reasonably.

- Owners: You are curious to know the fair market value of your piano. But you don't want a comprehensive appraisal performed by a piano technician just yet. You are also looking for the current, 100% insurance replacement value to report to your insurance company to fully insure your piano against any damages, or a declared complete loss.


Please Note: The Online Appraisal Service is based entirely online, and is a general evaluation of your piano. It is meant to serve as a starting point of reference, only. It is not intended to replace an on-site piano inspection, which is separate and different from the online appraisal service.

You may have requested your car's "Blue Book" value before, online, whereas you may have had to visit an auto mechanic to get your car's oil changed... a mechanical tune-up... or to get your tires and brakes changed.

The online service, while it is comprehensive is many ways, does not replace hiring a piano technician to physically inspect your piano.

This service is intended for acoustic piano and player piano appraisals.

Keyboard and organ appraisals are offered as a separate service, for a fee of $40, delivered within 5-7 business days. This includes any electronic and digital keyboards; digital pianos; analog keyboards; synthesizers and samplers; and vintage keyboards.


Celebrity Owned Piano Appraisals understandably require more in-depth and extensive research, than a standard piano evaluation. This specialized research includes: the piano's Celebrity and/or Historical Value, Fair Market Value, and Minimum Insurance Replacement Value.

The retainer fee is >$850 for a celebrity appraisal, delivered within 30 to 60 calendar days.


WE DO NOT GIVE ESTIMATES

OVER THE PHONE.

However, if you would like to discuss whether

or not you need to order an appraisal, to adequately

meet the needs of your situation, please call:

(866) 488-KEYS (5397)

Monday through Friday, 12pm through 5pm (PST)

Saturday, 12pm through 5pm (PST)

Sunday: We Are Closed... The Voicemail is Always Open


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

PHONE RESPONSE TIME: <24 Hours

For the purposes of offering this online service, while we cannot give you an estimate over the phone, we can certainly discuss your options as to whether or not you should submit an order, prior to placing one, below. If you wish to leave a message to receive a phone call back, you may Contact Us, here, or leave us a voicemail.



"CAN YOU BUY MY PIANO?"

We Do Not Buy or Consign Most Pianos except for certain:

  • Steinway & Sons grand pianos
  • Bösendorfer, Seiler, Fazioli, Baldwin (7' or 9' only) grand pianos
  • Yamaha Disklavier grand pianos (Mark III, Mark IV, E3, Enspire, ONLY)
  • Kawai RX, GX, Shigeru series grand pianos
  • Newer grand player pianos (<20 years).

We suggest to order an appraisal to know what your piano is worth, before you decide to sell it or to buy one from a private party, a piano technician, or a dealer.

If you own one of the above brands or models, and you wish to either sell or consign your piano, please contact us, here.


PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, BELOW, AND PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO "STEP 2".

WHILE WE APPRECIATE CUSTOMERS TAKING THE TIME TO SEND PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THEIR PIANO: 


PLEASE DO NOT SEND US

ONLY PICTURES & VIDEOS.


THE EVALUATION FORM IN "STEP 2" IS REQUIRED TO BE FILLED OUT, TO PROCEED WITH YOUR ORDER.

THANK YOU.


START YOUR APPRAISAL ORDER, HERE.

Legal Disclaimer: By sending a payment for the Online Appraisal Service at Step 1 of 3, you are hereby agreeing to our Terms and Conditions of service, the link of which is contained at the bottom of every page of Total-Piano-Care.com.

STEP 1 of 3: Choose your delivery option:

Piano Appraisal -- Choose One Option:
Full Name & Daytime Phone #:

Please note: You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay for this service, whereas you can just use a credit card or a debit card, through Paypal.

Simply... 

Select the "Check Out / Pay without a Paypal account" option, after clicking the "Add to Cart" button.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Click on the "Add to CART" button, ONLY ONCE.
  2. LOOK for a new window or tab to OPEN.
  3. DO NOT click on the button several times, as doing this will cause more orders to be added to your cart.
  4. If you are UNSURE about how many times you pressed the button, press the "VIEW CART" button below, to check how many items are in your cart.
  5. Please make sure your total dollar amount is correct, before placing your order.


STEP 2 of 3:  Complete the Online Evaluation Form.

You may contact us at the evaluation link, above, should you need any assistance in evaluating your piano.


For Our Valued Customers Who Jump Directly (Only) to Step 3:

Please FILL OUT THE FORM, RIGHT NOW,

IN "STEP 2" (Click Here), BEFORE PROCEEDING FURTHER...

THANK YOU.


STEP 3 of 3:  Send "Well-Lighted" Pictures of The Piano.

Do not send pictures of the piano's outer cabinet, only.

You may send pictures of your piano, via a shared link to a cloud folder at: DropBox, Google Photos, any user friendly photo sharing site, or to our e-mail address (see "Step 2" evaluation page for contact details). 

Send well-lighted pictures of the piano's interior and exterior, including the (1) case, (2) keys, and (3) pedals [exterior]; (4) hammers, (5) strings, damper felt, and tuning pins, (6) soundboard and bridges, (7) cast iron plate [interior].

You may also send a video of your piano (e.g. play all the keys: naturals and sharps, up and down the keyboard; record all components, listed above).


The 24 HOUR TIME PERIOD BEGINS AFTER THE LAST OF ALL THREE (3) REQUIRED ITEMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED:

(1) Payment, (2) evaluation form, and (3) pictures, subject to our Terms and Conditions of service (see link, at the bottom of the page).

APPRAISALS RECEIVED AFTER HOURS (5pm PST) ARE COUNTED AS BEING RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION IN THIS MATTER.


Email Us for Assistance: totalpianocare [at] gmail {dot} com


Paypal is our preferred and chosen credit card processor of choice. Please contact us at the email above, if you wish to pay by check, or to pay with a credit card over the phone. Thank you.


Piano Appraisals For Tax Deduction

and Donation Purposes:

The Online Piano Appraisal Service is intended to serve as a starting point of reference, only, and DOES NOT REPLACE a physical, on-site inspection of the piano itself by a piano technician or appraiser, for tax donation purposes, as required by the IRS.

The main purpose of this online service is to provide a general guide of reference, only. This evaluation can assist on-site appraisers to make more well informed and accurate decisions, in conjunction with their own subjective observations, knowledge, and opinion about the piano they are evaluating. 

Legal Disclaimer: We do not provide, nor represent to provide, any tax or legal advice. We encourage you to speak with a licensed attorney or CPA to discuss your legal rights and obligations in connection with your piano donation.

All Appraisals Are Subject to Our Terms of Service, the link of which is contained on the bottom of every page of Total-Piano-Care.com.

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Please Read Through Steps 1-3, at the end of this page, Before Placing Your Order.


Thank you.

Piano Appraisal -- Choose One Option:
Full Name & Daytime Phone #: