j.Becker help with age or info

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j.Becker help with age or info

Post by xeltatman » 01 May 2018, 21:06

I Have this Grand piano. dont have any other information besides the photos i provided. can you help me identify age or model of the piano. is it rare one or not.

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Re: j.Becker help with age or info

Post by Bill Kibby » 01 May 2018, 22:15

There are very few published dates for Becker serial numbers, and they don't always agree with each other. Someone calling himself Finland_tuner says he has dates of numbers. Perhaps you can find him on the internet.

Around a century ago, there was a fad for dressing up pianos to look as if they were from the Napoleonic period. Because the style of the design is intended to appear much older than it is, it is disguised, so I can't see any features that would tell me how old it really is.

Pianos are hardly ever "rare", special models pop up for exhibitions sometimes, but I can't assess its degree of rarity. Ask an auctioneer or valuer near you to have a look.
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