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Player Piano Restoration Prices
By Roger Waring

In reply to John Tuttle's comments on my prices:

Firstly I have admitted that they are low; this is because I want the
business in order to get wider experience.  I am upping my rates on each
quotation that I give as I gain that experience.

Second, it is partly a hobby with me.  That's not to say that I do not
take the job seriously -- just that I have another source of income apart
from player restoration.  I just want to save players from the scrap

My workshop overlooks a main railway line -- another of my passions.  I
have my hi-fi playing ragtime and Dixieland jazz behind me as I work.  My
daughter is downstairs cleaning a piano action.  I am happy.  At my age
quality of life comes into it!

The quote that I gave was for a simple player, and yes it would include
replacement of all soft goods and tubing but not the hammers.  I would
re-profile unless that was impractical, in which case I would charge extra
to replace them.

As I say, I am a beginner.  I'll let you know in 12 months time whether
or not I am still in business!

Watching the steam trains go by...

Roger Waring

(Message sent Tue 21 Oct 1997, 07:31:03 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Piano, Player, Prices, Restoration

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