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Storing Player Pianos for Adoption
By Larry Toto

On the topic of saving players (and pianos, in general):  In 1986,
I purchased my player at auction for $20.00.  There were two other
pianos at the auction that evening: another upright (non-player) and
a white grand piano.  The upright sold for $40.00 and was the highest
priced piano of that evening.  The grand was on its side with the legs
removed, so it could not be played.  It sold for $1.00 (ONE dollar)!

I will be creating a charity foundation which will oversee the opera-
tion that I will call the "Save the Piano World Fund".  The foundation
will buy a warehouse large enough to save all of the unwanted and
out-of-tune pianos out there.  At $1.75 per month per square foot for
renting warehouse space, each piano would cost a mere $420.00 per year
to store in a loving and caring environment with temperature and
humidity controls.  (That assumes that I space the pianos apart by
about 18 inches.)

I am considering an "adopt-a-piano" program and would encourage writing
to or visiting your "adopted" piano.  Yearly updates on the piano's
temperament will be mailed to adoptive parents.  (Not ALL pianos are
well-tempered.)  Now, if I can get just get someone to fund the darned
project.

Larry Toto


(Message sent Fri 19 Nov 1999, 16:50:25 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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