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Offline pianotuner steveo

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What is a near mint closet find 145 possibly worth?
« on: November 07, 2021, 06:53:27 AM »
No, I don't own it, but I did work on it once about 6 years ago. (Cleaned it, and freed up a sticking key or two)

Just curious- it's almost like brand new, complete with bench. I don't have pictures, but the owner called and asked me the other day what it could be worth. He knows it has value, so no, he won't sell it for a few hundred ( I tried... lol)
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1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
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Offline pianotuner steveo

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Re: What is a near mint closet find 145 possibly worth?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2021, 06:43:39 PM »
Any ideas? Anyone?
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: What is a near mint closet find 145 possibly worth?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 07:47:56 PM »
Steve, not very many 145s were manufactured, and not enough sell in any given year to really determine a market price.  (I don't see a single one in the Reverb and eBay sold listings.) I would caution that uncommon does not equal valuable.  The 145Bs, which were a significant improvement over the 145 design, seem to go for about $2,000 to $2,500.  So maybe ask something in that range -- but the seller should be prepared to accept significantly less, especially if it's being sold for pickup only, and isn't in a city with lots of musicians.

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Re: What is a near mint closet find 145 possibly worth?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2021, 04:10:28 PM »
Ok, it's definitely not a B. I may be interested in it after all.
Thanks Alan!

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...