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Rhodes Piano Bass

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Rhodes Piano Bass

Had the absolute pleasure of working on this 1972 Rhodes piano bass. This one is as clean and as close to mint as they come.All tines, tone bars, hammer tips were in excellent condition. It is nice to know there are still some of these out there even 50 years later.

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One rusty Rhodes

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One rusty Rhodes

Customer brought in a Rhodes he owned since new. Had a pipe burst and there was water damage. That led to a lot of rust on this old girl. Here is just one of the 73 tines before cleaning off rustAnd here it is after. Repeat 73 times. The end result was very nice. She …

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Unusual Baldwin Grand

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Unusual Baldwin Grand

Tuned this Baldwin 9 foot concert grand and noticed it did not have the usual “agraffes” in the treble section. Always trying to build a better mouse trap I guess.Here is what a “normal piano agraffe looks like

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. . .and I believe it

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. . .and I believe it

Tuned this old Wurlitzer piano. It had been passed down from generation to generation and the owner wanted it up to concert pitch. I believe the last tuning was done in 1947! It took a lot of passes and a lot of patience to get this old girl back in playable shape but I got …

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another odd ball piano . . .

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another odd ball piano . . .

Got in this late 70’s Helpinstill Roadmaster piano.Was made for touring. It is basically a spinet that is in its own road case.The keyboard folds flatReady for a tour.It has pick ups and a volume/eq box to can go to an amp or PA system. Very cool idea.

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Now thats a bridge!

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Now thats a bridge!

Tuned a little known German piano and noticed this unique bridge designNever heard of this brand of piano out of Berlin. Thats the thickest bridge I have ever seen.Schwechten is very well built. Plays and sound really amazing considering it is close to 100 years old. It has been in the family since new.

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Very interesting repair . . .

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Very interesting repair . . .

I guess if you don’t have the tools and materials to fix it right you come up with some pretty interesting alternatives. Who ever did this is very creative. Times to fix it the right way.

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Crazy cool piano bench

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Crazy cool piano bench

This may win the award to coolest piano bench I have ever seen. Was at a customers house.

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What a hack job . .

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What a hack job . .

I had to pull the action on a very nicely refinished Steinway grand. My jaw dropped after seeing the pin block.This is by far the worst job I have ever seen on installing a new pin block. It is cut in two pieces and hacked away to make it fit. I did not have the …

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Hohner Clavinet Job

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Hohner Clavinet Job

Although I love playing a vintage clav they are not the most fun to rebuild. A customer brought this one in for a few tweaks. The hammer tips turned to gum and needed replacing (which is common). The strings were rusty and kept on snapping right at the hitch. The only solution is a full …

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