FS: Restored Reproducing Pianos in Hartford, CT
By Greg Coen
Hello, I just wanted to comment on the pianos of John Taber which
are now for sale [151210 MMDigest]. I didn't know of the passing
of Mr. Taber over a year ago but I have watched and listened to his
YouTube posts of his pianos for the past few years and they are
I'm not passing judgment in any way but after looking up his obituary
I'm really sad. He has three children who live in the same town, nine
grandchildren and eleven great-grand-children and still they want to
get rid of three incredibly wonderful pianos that this man lovingly
restored and treasured for the last 60 years or so.
He posted hundreds of videos of them. He made special leaders for
the rolls. He rebuilt each one to magnificent condition and not one
of his family members cares to keep even one of them. It just makes me
very sad. These pianos and rolls obviously meant so much to him and
apparently it didn't rub off on even one of the twenty or so survivors.
I just feel like the minute I die all of my many years of collecting
and endless pleasure are going to the dump. I hope someone who can
really appreciate these pianos will buy them. All three for the value
of one of them plus endless piano rolls. Sad.
(Message sent Sun 13 Dec 2015, 03:40:56 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)