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Convert Ampico to Pianomation or Sell It?
By Rodney Diehl

I have lost interest in maintaining my J.C. Fischer Ampico, serial no.
167061, set up to play 88-note rolls.  I have obtained a Pianomation

What to do?  Remove the Ampico action and install the Pianomation?  Or
sell the piano, buy a non-player, and install the Pianomation in that?

I am ambivalent about the removal of the Ampico action, as someone out
there might appreciate the piano as a whole.  In addition to its value
as an heirloom, it is an outstandingly beautiful piece of eye candy for
the living room, as it has the double legs and two-tone finish.

Is anyone reading this interested in the Ampico mechanism, less the
drawer front?  Is any one interested in the whole piano?  This is an
old restoration that I converted to play 88-note rolls.  I have all the
old parts.  I can send pictures, if you have an interest.

At this point I would like to keep the piano and sell the Ampico
action.  But if I knew it was going to a real enthusiast, I would sell
the whole instrument intact.

Rodney Diehl

(Message sent Sat 6 Oct 2007, 01:15:48 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ampico, Convert, It, or, Pianomation, Sell

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