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FS: Philipps DUCA Kabinet Reproducing Piano
By Max Lakeman

Dear all,  I would like to sell my Philipps-Duca reproducing Kabinet.
This is like a keyboard-less Welte-Mignon but then made by the famous
factory of Philipps in Frankfurt.  It, therefore, also used the DUCA
reproducing system (Philipps' answer to the Welte-Mignon).  It sports
an amazing case which is a wonderful example of the lovely design of
the days when it was built (1908).  This is probably one of the first
steps Philipps took in the reproducing piano field _ever._

As far as I know, this is the only surviving example left in the
world today.  This makes it of course quite a unique collector's item
and really something for the diehard collector of high quality and
exceptional mechanical musical instruments.  It would make a great
piece in the collection of a museum -- you will have something, of
outstanding building and musical quality, that _no one_ has.

The instrument has been restored in the past (not by me, and also not
while I owned it, but before I bought it).  It is very nicely done and
the piano plays lovely.  I did, however, do a lot of work on it since I
have had it.  Various piano regulations, stack regulations, airtightness
checks and so on have been done on the instrument.

The piano is a nice big Julius Feurich piano that, of course, was
specially made without keyboard and case.  The piano can be lifted out
of the back to be tuned or regulated.  As it has no keys, tuning is
harder then with a keyboard.  A new "tuning keyboard" can be bought
from Marc Widuch.  The piano has been serviced permanently since I have
owned it and is regularly tuned two to three times a year.

I am selling the piano to move on to another instrument, therefore I am
not in for trading up with other instruments.  Shipping can be arranged
anywhere in the world.  For pictures and inquiries please email or phone
anytime at your convenience.

If you are calling from another time zone, please feel free to call
whenever is best for you.  I will provide all the necessary information
like photos and videos and other details on request.  You can speak/write
with me in Dutch, English, Russian, Ukrainian, German or French; if
needed for other languages, I'll get a translator in! =)

Yours sincerely,

Max Lakeman - "WelteMax"
The Netherlands
Email: [delete ".geentroep" to reply]
Telephone : 0031 6 83 57 85 04


(Message sent Mon 21 Nov 2016, 13:37:02 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  DUCA, FS, Kabinet, Philipps, Piano, Reproducing

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