FS: Upright Steinway Player
By Jim Kinnear, forwarded by Bill Maxim
This post appeared today on the pianotech list, if anyone is interested:
> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 17:21:14 -0500 (EST)
> From: Jim Kinnear <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sender: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Steinway Player
> To all on the List.....
> I have a customer who wants to rid themselves of an inherited upright.
> She called me for advice, and hearing that it was 80 yrs old, and a
> player that didnt work, I wasn't very optimistic, but agreed to have a
> look before advising. I found an upright Steinway # 139392,
> soundboard, frame, bridges, action in very good condition, and a
> Pianola 66/88 note ( yes, two sets of holes on the tracker bar ) player
> mechanism which her husband had tried to repair with fishtank tubing.
> The cabinet is quite restorable, with only some scrapes along the front
> where Philistine Moving Company had tried to squeeze it through a
> I'd like some feedback about the intrinsic value of this instrument.
> I'm aware I can get the player restored for about $2500CAN, and the
> cabinet restored for about $1000.
> Incidentally, I've never seen a dual unit before... Rare???
> I asked the steinway restoration folks this same question, but haven't
> had the pleasure of a reply as yet.
> regards to all
> Jim Kinnear, I.P.T.
> KINNEAR PIANO SERVICES
> Collingwood, Ont, Canada
> EMAIL: email@example.com
Bill Maxim, RPT