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Reproducing Piano in California Gold Country
By Jim Terra

This is one for all the amateur detectives out there.  Back (!) in
the 1970's I was doing some motorcycle touring in the California gold
country along Highway 49.  I stopped in a small village and, just out
of curiosity, asked a local merchant if he knew anyone in the area with
a player piano.  He told me an address, that I went to, and the
proverbial little old lady came to the door.

The player in her parlour was a reproducing grand; it had a Spanish
style shawl covering it and had been kept out of the sun so that the
case finish had no foxing.  With my car hundreds of miles away, I sadly
took my leave.

The question is, does anyone out there in player land have any info
regarding this piano?  Just thought that I would throw this one into
the arena.


Jim Terra
San Jose CA

Key Words in Subject:  California, Country, Gold, Piano, Reproducing

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