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Wurlitzer Player Pianos Made In Houston
By Don Teach

When the question about the Casino Player by Wurlitzer was first asked,
there was a question about Houston, Texas.  Indeed, the last days of
Wurlitzer were headquartered in Houston, TX, before Baldwin bought the

I liked John Tuttle's comment about the poor quality of these pianos.
They were horrible, and needed more dealer prep time (rebuild time,
in some cases) than any other piano.  We had two of those pianos that
had the hitch pins on the plate higher than the bridges.  Those pianos
rattled and buzzed.  The actions had to have weights added to the keys.
Those pianos were built by Baldwin in Arkansas.

You just can't have labor build a piano that does not understand how
a piano is supposed to work.

Don Teach - Shreveport Music Co.
Shreveport, LA  71105

(Message sent Sat 13 Dec 2003, 15:48:21 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

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