Hi, all, After four decades-plus as a minor music-box collector I'm
ready for my first coin piano, but there's a hitch: this piano will
live in Tucson, albeit in a decent, humidity controlled environment.
So I'm looking for a restorable Seeburg KT or Special (or something
else with similar instrumentation and musical arrangements) that's
very solid, very original, with all its original bits and pieces --
and completely unrestored. I plan to have it "cured" in the Southwest
for a few months first, then have a full professional restoration.
I'm told that way there's a good chance it may still be playing a year
after arriving in the Sonoran Desert.
Madness? Perhaps. But I'm going to give it a try.
Any further thoughts on this "project" will be welcomed, including
carefully worded suggestions that I might just as well burn the
newly-cured piano and use the restoration money to fund a Charitable
Remainder Trust to benefit the MMD.
[ When my wife looks at all my unfinished piano projects, she urges
[ me to instead buy a completely restored and functioning instrument
[ to enjoy while I'm still alive. Hmmm... -- Robbie