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Where Have All The Piano Buyers Gone?
By Richard Dutton

I am writing this note to follow up on my posting in the April 11 MMD
offering my 1930s Weber Duo-Art baby grand piano in need of restoration
for free to an MMD reader willing to remove it, and to David Dewey's
posting on April 12 asking where all the piano buyers are and expressing
concern that a Weber Duo-Art baby grand might end up in a dumpster.

I am happy to report that the piano, bench, roll cabinet and rolls are
at this moment in a truck en route to their new home in Wisconsin with
an MMD reader who plans to restore it.  In all, I received probably
about two dozen inquiries and believe I have responded to everyone

The lucky fellow who ended up with the piano was one of the first
respondents and was willing to commit to taking it sight unseen as
soon as he was able to verify that it was the model he wanted, so that
I did not have to provide photos (which I was not in a position to do,
not having learned how to operate a digital camera I bought about two
years ago and not being very computer savvy) or answer many questions
about the piano (which I also was not qualified to do, being strictly
a cob roller organ person).

But I don't think there was ever any danger of the piano going to
the dumpster, as David Dewey feared, in light of all the inquiries
I had, including a couple from representatives of AMICA chapters
interested in placing the piano with some member.

(I should add, though, that when I offered the same piano for sale
on MMD a few years ago saying I was told it had some value but not
specifying a price, I had only two responses!)

So, to everyone, thanks for your interest; it appears the piano has
found a good home.

Richard Dutton

(Message sent Mon 23 Apr 2012, 02:39:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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