Choose a piano to have restored for you.
On occasion, I bring in a candidate for restoration. I keep the inventory pretty small, only with pianos which have stood the test of time and are capable of being sturdy, beautiful, fully restored instruments.
Price for a fully restored piano is comparable to the price of some new pianos. I have yet to hear a new piano which adequately replicates the old sound.
Generally people like to come meet and see the piano before it is restored, even though the look and sound is not what it will be once restored. Payment is half upfront, at which time I begin restoration. During the in-depth process, I like to text you pictures so you have the before/during/after transformation of your piano. And then a few months later, you complete payment and have the piano delivered.
Piano Candidates for Restoration
1906 Howard Upright $5000 when restored
1906 Kimball Upright $6000 when restored
1905 Chickering Upright $6500 when restored
1923 Chickering Grand 5’10” $7500
1915 Steinway O, with restored player mechanism $35,000