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Where to begin?

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Where to begin?

  I have to remind myself to just concentrate on one piano at a time.  Its a good thing I like my job.

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Baldwin’s terrible quality control

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Baldwin’s terrible quality control

As I was tuning this late 70’s/early 80’s Baldwin upright I noticed it had no serial number. How is it possible that no one in the factory noticed?  They made some pretty horrible pianos toward the end.  

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Tuning a brand new Steinway model B

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Tuning a brand new Steinway model B

I was lucky enough to tune for the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton, Ma where they have a brand new 7′ Steinway

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A nice old Heintzman with interesting plate design

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A nice old Heintzman with interesting plate design

These old Heintzman pianos have holes drilled into the lip of the plate instead of traditional agraffes. This piano is very similar to a Steinway.  I believe Heintzman worked for Steinway.

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Another old upright saved!

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Another old upright saved!

With so many old uprights out there not worth restoring, it is nice to find a customer who has one worth getting back in shape. This 1916 Ivers & Pond upright turned out very nice. Plays and sound beautiful

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Jay tuning at a First Bap Church in Beverly, Ma

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Jay tuning at a First Bap Church in Beverly, Ma

  Jay tuning at the First Baptist Church in Beverly, Ma. It seems many church’s have a piano in the basement!

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Pretty rare Wurlitzer “butterfly” electric piano

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Pretty rare Wurlitzer “butterfly” electric piano

  Found this super cool, rare wurlitzer butterfly grand.  It is just a wurli 200A in a small grand case.  I believe it has two 8″ speakers.

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Tuning Practice rooms at Lesley College

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Tuning Practice rooms at Lesley College

Spending the whole day tuning at Lesley College (Cambridge) practice rooms. At least its air conditioned and most pianos are new Yamaha P22’s.  Could be a lot worse.  No complaints.

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Very rare civil war era Steinway Concert Grand

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Very rare civil war era Steinway Concert Grand

Very interesting find – an 1865 Steinway Concert Grand. 15 years before the 9′ concert grand was introduced.  

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