FS: Stroud Duo-Art Grand in Signal Hill, Calif.
By Adam Aceto
Hi Robbie, I went to see the Duo-Art piano in Signal Hill today.
It's a 5' 3" late 1920s Stroud Duo-Art, with wind motor and the
wrap-around hoses (not passing through the keyboard). The case was
refinished well but the piano action was never done so the piano
would need some general maintenance and attention. The hammers are
old and need replacing although the strings and tuning pins have been
The player action was redone perhaps 15 years ago but I don't think
the cross valves were replaced. I could get only 25 inches of water
suction out of the stack even with the crash valve activated. I think
this is another case of a piano that was "restored" but not thoroughly.
The stack pressure could be a pump issue as well, as there was light
pump knock, but the belt has been replaced and the motor worked fine.
Again, this is the piano that has all of the components in the spool
box and nothing in front of the keyboard to make removing the piano
action difficult. For the price I think it's a very good deal.
The seller, Tony Maquet, asked me to have you post his info again on
MMD along with my comments. He said he'd be willing to take as little
as $600 but the apartment is upstairs and that will be some additional
charge to the movers to have it removed.
[ See http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/msg/5307737435.html and
[ -- Robbie
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