It is a good idea to get all pianos evaluated before you decide to purchase them. It could be a disappointment to buy a cheap or even a free piano only to find out that it will cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to get it in good enough shape to play it.


I can appraise the value of your piano and can provide you with a formal document that documents its value. It can be helpful if you decide to buy a piano or want to sell the piano. Steve Cates does piano repair in Waterville, Augusta, Bangor, and Portland.Please get in touch with him if you have questions.

Service Price
Hourly standard charge $120 first hour/ $100/hr for second hour + parts
Grand hammer shaping, complete regulation and tone building process for pianos that had not had the strings previously 'bedded' $2700
Restringing $1500 to $2000 depending on size
Standard Tuning (and minor work) $120 to $160
Move pianos in and out of state Contact For Price
Major Pitch Adjustment $40
Complete action regulation $240
Full disassembly and cleaning $80
Appraisals $80
Evaluations $80
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