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FS: Stoddard-Ampico Chickering Grand
By Douglas Henderson

Hello MMD readers,  This text was sent to me, tonight, so I'm
forwarding it to the Digest, as written.

I have enjoyed many Stoddard grands in the early 'Fifties, when
growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The quality of construction
transcended most of the later models, and, the same 5-step expression
system (7 in theory) pretty much applied to all models, from the
Stoddard to the single-crescendo B models at the end of the line.
They do very well with the A rolls, especially those with lively
'jumps' in intensities, for this reason.

Regards from Maine,
Douglas Henderson

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Beautiful 5'8" 1919 Chickering Ampico #130428, piano completely
rebuilt approx. 20 years ago.  New strings and hammers.  Exquisite
hand-rubbed lacquer finish on case has been returned to the
original brown mahogany color.  This Stoddard Ampico is the
"universal" Ampico: it plays all Ampico rolls beautifully with ease,
from the earliest Stoddard rolls to the late 'B' rolls.  Includes
matching bench and thirty-five Ampico rolls.  Asking $15,000.

David Wallis 708-366-3103  (Chicago area)

(Message sent Thu 7 Dec 2000, 03:53:06 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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