Chickering 410 Baby Grand 1996
1996 Chickering Baby Grand Piano 4'10' Amazing sound and built in professionally installed Dampp Chaser Humidifier $2,900
This 410 model is listed in the online Blue Book of Pianos valued at between $9,650 and $12,300.
It is in excellent condition with an amazing sound that will last for a lifetime.
Chickering Baby Grand Piano model 410 HLC (High Lacquer Cherry) serial number 0340921 and was made in the USA in 1996.
410 -- means it is 4'10' long
HLC -- means it is High Lacquer Cherry finish
The serial number speaks for itself.
This is the re-designed and considerably improved Chickering Piano, incorporating some of the features of the Artist Series. Bearing the Chickering name, it is built in the United States. Assembly work was probably done in Conway, Arkansas and the pianos were built in Trumann, Arkansas.
It is a petite grand at only 4'10' but it does have the distinctive Accujust hitch pins at the back of the plate. It has always amazing how good the bass sounds on that little grand for it to be so small.
These Chickering grands tend to have a quick attack and short sustain and musicians like them. The build quality was above average.
We purchased the piano from the original owner in August of 2010. It was made in 1996.
According to comments on Pianoworld.com posting 1389806, the Chickerings made in 1996 were very good pianos. They were highly rated by Larry Fine in his 2001 Piano Book.
Sound wise the Chickering should have a much more pleasing bass and low tenor than the Yamaha G2.