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FS: Player Pianos & Vorsetzer in California
By Spencer Chase

I am likely to be selling my second home in the near future and
I have a few instruments that will be excess to my needs.  The
instruments are a little unusual so I am willing to be accommodating.

(1) One is a custom Welte Licensee Vorsetzer that was largely built
by Jim Miller.  I finished the case work and added an E-Roll Player
as well as many other features.  It is located in Orinda, California.

(2) Second is an upright Steinway Duo-Art.  It was completely restored
pneumatically, maybe 15 years ago.  I have not played it in years but
I can get it working to demonstrate if there is interest.  It also has
an E-Roll Player but this can be removed to reduce the cost if someone
does not like electronic stuff.

(3) Third is a 5'4" Chickering that used to be an Ampico B.  The guts
were transplanted to another Ampico and I installed an LX Player system.
The piano could use refinishing to the case and would like new premium
hammers although the current ones are not bad.  It was restrung a few
years ago with some fancy custom strings, the brand of which I forget
right now but can find.

The LX player in the Chickering is quite valuable and desirable so
I am most likely to remove it and sell it separately, with or without
installation, or just keep it for my dream piano when I find it.  Of
course I will sell the piano complete but I think there are better uses
for this very fine player system.  It is no longer possible to buy them
other than by buying a Steinway since they bought the rights to
manufacture the LX player system.

Spencer Chase
Northern California, USA
spencer@spencerserolls.com.geentroep [delete ".geentroep" to reply]


(Message sent Thu 8 Sep 2016, 18:50:22 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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