Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

End-of-Summer Fundraising Drive In Progress. Please visit out home page to see this and other announcements:     Thank you. --Jody

MMD > Archives > December 2009 > 2009.12.13 > 02Prev  Next

Introduction - Diane DeTar and Wayne Johnston
By Diane deTar

Since our original letter of introduction in 1997, many things have
changed in our business, some due to the economy and others just
because of the advancement of the CD and MIDI systems.  Hence, we would
like to re-introduce ourselves to the readers of the MMDigest.  We live
in San Diego County, California.

Together Wayne and I are a full service piano business.  I have been
rebuilding pianos and player pianos for 35 years, specializing in
reproducers and various mechanical musical instruments.   Wayne has
been rebuilding for 15 years.  Along with doing major rebuilding, such
as bass bridge fabrication, he is a woodworker, machinist and technical
illustrator.  He uses his skills to repair, rebuild, design (or redesign)
piano and player parts  as well as documenting same.  He is a certified
technician for Pianoforce (3 years) and QRS Pianomation (12 years).
He also designs, builds and installs MIDI player systems into player
pianos, harpsichords and various musical instruments.  This keeps the
integrity of the original player system while also allowing the
instrument to play MIDI files.

One other thing that has changed in our business is that we have
started long-distance traveling to the customers' residences to service
their pianos.  This year alone we have made trips to Montana, Nevada,
and Oregon as well as Northern California.  This is cheaper for the
customer (not having to ship their piano to our shop) and it lets us do
a bit of traveling.

We encourage you to visit our web site: and
take a look at our portfolio (links are at the bottom of the Services Page).

Many thanks to the MMD and all of the great articles that have been
published through the years.

Diane DeTar & Wayne Johnston
San Diego, California
tel.: 1-619-464-4542 or 1-619-866-9924 (or 1-800-76-PIANO  CA & NV only) 

(Message sent Sun 13 Dec 2009, 20:30:59 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  DeTar, Diane, Introduction, Johnston, Wayne

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2019 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .