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How do I get rid of old baby grand piano?

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Justonemorecardi Mon 06-Jan-14 11:54:24

Hi, we're trying to clear my MIL house and she has a Hansen Baby Grand Piano which we need to get rid of. I put it on ebay, but the listing has been removed because it has ivory keys blush It does need retuning, but I think its okay other than that, although I have no idea as I'm unfortunately not musical. Does anyone know how else we could find a home for it?

Dollydishus Mon 06-Jan-14 11:56:30

Ask a local piano teacher if they know someone who wants it. Or a church or a school?

Whereabouts are you? I might know a piano teacher near you...

Northumberlandlass Mon 06-Jan-14 11:56:47

Where are you?
Do you have FB Selling page for local stuff or if you just want rid of it, try Freecycle?

Or contact a local piano tuner ?

We've got a piano and we got given it for free but paid for removal - it's a specialist job & cost £100.

stinkingbishop Mon 06-Jan-14 11:59:51

Another asking where you are! Am sure loads of people would collect it from you for free/pay for a specialist courier.

Justonemorecardi Mon 06-Jan-14 12:01:44

Hi, thanks for your quick replies, the piano is in Clitheroe in Lancashire, its quite large so I guess it would need someone with a van / specialist removal? I've never used Facebook for selling, so will go and have a look.

CuttedUpPear Mon 06-Jan-14 12:03:01

That's the trouble with pianos, they tend to be given away for nothing because transporting them is so difficult - and once it has been moved it will need retuning.

There was an amazing programme on Radio 4 last week about piano makers - apparently at the turn of the last century there were over 100 in North London alone. A dying art, sadly.

Anyway that bit of trivia doesn't help you - whereabouts in the country are you OP?

CuttedUpPear Mon 06-Jan-14 12:03:32

Sorry x post re location

Dollydishus Mon 06-Jan-14 12:05:27

Yes always get specialist removers or it'll get damaged. It'll need tuning once it's moved and then again a couple of months later once it's settled.

Such a lovely thing to have though. We used to have one but it went due to lack of space. Just got an upright now.

EasterHoliday Mon 06-Jan-14 12:09:37

is it usable as an instrument still? I suspect that a lot of baby grands are used as furniture only for that "classy look" and are never opened but used to display silver framed photos.... maybe try antique shops?

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Mon 06-Jan-14 12:15:40

Am about to PM you, cardi smile

Justonemorecardi Mon 06-Jan-14 12:46:58

Hi, thank you for all your help, I've made a few phone calls and found someone who has seen the piano and thinks its not worth the maintenance so have booked him to remove. Such a shame but glad its another tick on my list x

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