You may need a piano evaluation for many reasons: replacement value, insurance, estate sale, purchase, damage claim evaluation or donation value.
To accurately determine the value of your piano as a musical instrument, a hands on evaluation must be performed by a qualified piano technician. A physical, detailed evaluation encompassing the instrument’s total condition. By ‘total condition’ I mean the instrument as a whole. A technician with extensive, high-end restoration experience is intimately familiar with each technical area of the instrument.
Several Factors Considered For Piano Evaluation:
Make, Model and Manufacture Date
Cabinet Structural Integrity, Design and Condition of Finish
Soundboard, Bridges and Pinblock
Piano Action, Hammers and Keys
Harp, Strings and Trapwork
Maintenance History (if known)
A qualified professional will have the technical experience and training to complete a comprehensive evaluation. for replacement value, insurance, estate sale, purchase, damage claim evaluation and donation value. Once the inspection is completed, a written Evaluation Report is produced which includes as much history factually known about the instrument, including historical significance, if any.
There is more to a comprehensive piano evaluation than just knowing what the piano looks like or how old it is. Age, a readily recognized name, or a cabinet that ‘looks like new’, are not determining factors to professionally and accurately evaluate the piano as a musical instrument.
Experience Counts – have your piano inspected and evaluated by a qualified professional who has more than 43 years of experience in piano technology.