I have faithfully lurked this list for a number of years and read my
saved copies when I have had time. It is beyond a doubt the best list
there is. I cannot imagine how Jody and Robbie can do such a great job.
I have not commented as my old MG has taken up all the time I used to
spend on player pianos. I've rebuilt two Duo-Arts; one a Steinway
Grand, the other a Stroud upright Style 600 P, Serial No. 78561. The
latter was originally a single expression accordion, pedal only type
which I converted to a full Duo-Art.
The reason for writing now is that I need some help. I've recently
acquired through no fault of my own another Stroud Duo-Art, Style 593,
Serial No. 67876. This piano has lain dormant for a number of years in
a garage and is in need of a complete rebuild, which I plan to do as
time allows. The case is oak in fair condition with a few dings in the
veneer and some missing molding around the spool box cover. There are
also a number of key caps missing. Other than that the piano and
player mechanism appear to be complete and in rebuildable condition.
As it has been a number of years since I did the others I have a few
1. The last time a bought supplies I was disappointed with the
quality of some of the stuff I got from the Player Piano
Company. Tubing in particular was terrible. I'm looking for
a source with more dependable quality.
2. Can someone give me a manufacturing date for the two Strouds
3. What would be a fair price for the full Duo-Art Stroud in the
unrestored condition described above, and also after restoration?
(Although I got the piano for nothing I would like to give the
former owner something)
4. What would be a fair price for the other Stroud in restored
Any information appreciated.
Dave Geissinger email@example.com [ drop .geentroep to reply ]