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Steinway D Concert Grand Player Pianos
By David Dewey

John McClelland posted [170301 MMDigest]:

> I spoke with the folks at Classic Pianos (the largest shop here) ...
> They told me that they do not get involved in reproducers or players
> now because no one works on them, ...

Gee, it's good to know I'm "no one" along with all the other player
technicians around.  (Granted, we aren't that common, but we do exist!)

The quote continues:

> ... they are too hard to maintain and the owners usually do not want
> to spend the money refurbishing them correctly."

Now _that_ part, at least the second part, is likely true, and is even
true of standard 88-note players.  The "too hard to maintain" part is,
at least for me, baloney (even with mustard)!  There are, though, still
some folks who value their player piano, and want it working properly.

Play 'em if ya got 'em -- and fix 'em, too! <smile>

David Dewey
Oroville, California

(Message sent Thu 2 Mar 2017, 17:41:35 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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