Baldwin Acrosonic Piano 1965 Model, Matching Piano Stool - Make an Offer
This 1960's Baldwin Acrosonic is in nearly like new condition. It is the original finish and still does not need refinished. I was taught that normal furniture refinishing can effect the authentic sound if not done correctly, but this piano really doesn't need it at all. My Mother was a music professor and ordered this instrument new, directly from the Baldwin Piano Factory in Cincinnati. It was tuned and placed by Galprin Music Co., in our home, where it sat for 40 years in WV. It was not moved for more than 40 years until she moved to San Diego in 2002. It has been moved once since. The keys are in perfect shape (no chips, none missing), but naturally yellowed. I am told that can be remedied easily with soda, dry mild toothpaste or tuners used to sell cleaner.
Lets make a reasonable offer folks! Lots of people call on this and if we went much lower on it, we will be down to the prices the dealers that call and make offers sight unseen offer for it! And this one doesn't need refurbished! I hate to see those guys make over $2000 on it and they've been calling from as far away as St Louis. We really want someone who will appreciate it to buy it.
In Baldwin Acrosonic form, this piano has the sound of a Baldwin Baby-Grand Piano, not the tinny sound that you hear on most upright piano's in a church, school, or in some peoples homes. This piano sounds great now other than needing tuned a bit, some say the older ones are heavier and even sound better than a new one ("don't make em like they used to"). Certainly not like a Yamaha or Wurlitzer who have trademark; hollow, tin or reverberant sound, which are nothing like the bold amazing tone of a Baldwin, which are several steps above most others. Steinway is in that class and close but many people, and Mom preferred Baldwin. There is no need to replace any strings and all of the felts appear to be fine. You really need to know this piano's sound and action to appreciate it and those who do, won't settle for any other. It does need tuned but I understand that is $80 - $150 at a tuner down the street from us, depending on the acoustics where it is being tuned, if it will be played with another instrument etc... Unless you're a pro, you're not going to realize it needs even tuned, except on a couple high treble keys, so it doesn't sound bad, just needs an annual tuning tuned. All used pianos will need tuning, as it is recommended every 4-6 months and about half will need a pitch change, according to a local tuner I spoke with.
1968 and earlier models of Acrosonic appraise for more than the later models due to their durability according to a local dealer. I am sure a piano store could explain more. I do know that the music stores resell this exact piano for $2690 to $3200, and an identical Baldwin Acrosonic auctioned on eBay only a month ago for $1995 and its condition appeared to be less than this one, as it had been refinished and looked like it was to cover a lot of previous scratches.
Since I wrote this ad, another identical piano has sold on eBay for $2100.
My Mother was a fanatic about this piano and took very good care of it, tuning, cleaning, replacing strings and felts, once a year at a minimum. It even had to be kept in the right dry spot in the house not to be exposed to a draft or moisture coming from too close to an outside door or kitchen. Something that is not found in the treatment of most other older pianos around. She went to assisted living about 3 or 4 years ago and the piano has been in my house, completely untouched or played since. Mom passed away in January and the proceeds from this piano are to go toward her Memorial.
DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, SEE FOR YOURSELF...
THE FOLLOWING WAS AN EMAIL I RECEIVED FROM ANOTHER OWNER:
________YOUR PIANO IS EXACTLY LIKE MINE AND ITS WORTH $2500 - $3000 REFURBISHED. THE TECH THAT DID MINE TOLD ME. I have an acrosonic spinet exactly the same from 1965. It is an excellent piano for its size. You may want to have it checked out thoroughly by a dealer. I recently had mine, which my parents bought new in 1965 for my sister and I, refurbished somewhat by my local tech. The piano was basically in excellent conditions other than the fact that it had sat unused in a corner of my Mom's home for about 15 years. Mice had gotten into the piano and chewed many of the felts. I asked my tech if it was worth refurbishing. He said it was his opinion that it was worth about $2700 refurbished. I got the work done for a bit over $400 (note- my tech is VERY low priced compared to most, but he does excellent work). I have since been offered as much as $2500 for the piano as a trade in toward a grand. I have seen only 1 acrosonic of similar vintage at a dealer. The dealer told me he sells acrosonics of that 65 vintage sell very rapidly at about $3000 - $3500 each. According to this dealer they are in great demand as they were know to be of excellent quality and very durable. My tech said much the same. So -- if the piano is in decent condition -- $900 is quite a bargain even if it needs some repairs. For tone and sound they cannot be beat. In my opinion it sounds better than any small grands I have tried (5 foot or so). Good luck. _________________________ Dennis
This Pano does not need repairs to the inside at all. One leg needs to be re-threaded to roll properly but works just fine as a leg. Please email to make an appointment to see it. I will then pass on my cell phone number. A late afternoon appointment is best.
The estate sale we are having is due to my mothers passing. All proceeds will got to her memorial, then her music in public schools foundation.
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