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Seek Seeburg KT for Dry Southwest Location
By Rich Marschner

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.

Rich Marschner

 [ 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

(Message sent Fri 4 Feb 2005, 17:55:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Dry, KT, Location, Seeburg, Seek, Southwest

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