DIYAPASON-L Digest #110 - Wednesday, June 14, 2000
going rate for pipes (was Re: Organ removal from Vassar college)
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Re: going rate for pipes
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(back) Subject: going rate for pipes (was Re: Organ removal from Vassar college) From: <> Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 13:06:49 -0400       "F. Richard Burt" <> wrote: >The going offer for pipes is about $100 per rank/stop.   Do you mean that the going rate for a complete used pipe organ is approximately $100 per rank or stop? I hadn't heard that number before, though the going rate for used pipes seems to be around $300 per rank.   -- Ed   #=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D# | Ed Stauff, principal software eng. | I don't speak | "Specialization | | Avid Technology, Tewksbury MA, USA | for Avid, nor | is for insects." | | "" (remove #'s) | vice versa. | -- Lazarus Long | #=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#      
(back) Subject: Re: going rate for pipes From: <> Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 15:52:18 EDT   Values for used pipework varies wildly. Wurlitzer pipework commands the highest prices from the lowly $250 Vox Humana to the supreme Brass ranks = at $10-12K. Next are Gottfried, Skinner, Kimball, etc., pipework which do = well because of their quality. Brand X pipework goes from free for the scrap value to a couple of hundred dollars. When I am doing an appraisal of an organ for a client or an estate I go rank by rank and component by = component for total summed value. Value is added for a playing instrument of proven =   tonal worth.   I have always found it odd that new pipework sells for such lofty prices while "used" pipework goes for pennies on the dollar. Pipes do not wear = out and a well made pipe will last a thousand years. There is something psychological about an "old" organ having no value. I can't explain it, I =   only have observed it.   Al Sefl   p.s.: I did not respond to the first post on the subject because I did = not want to interject my negative comments about Trivo pipework.