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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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Piano tuning outside in Cambridge.

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Piano tuning outside in Cambridge.

Jay tuning outside in a back ally in Harvard Square, Cambridge.He keeps it outside which makes it difficult to hold a tuning but it makes for a good story.

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Another fun boasting found on the inside of an old piano . . .

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Another fun boasting found on the inside of an old piano . . .

Boy that Resotonic Scale sounds good!

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Cool Logo. . .

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Cool Logo I always thought this “E” was a cool logo for the Everett Piano company

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Agraffes in the wrong place . . .

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Agraffes in the wrong place . . .

at a piano tuning in Wellesly I noticed this “cupid” model Sohmer grand piano has agraffes at the bridge instead of before the dampers.  As the sound board flattens out the down bearing pressure at the bridge changes.  Now these notes a very “buzzy”.

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Crack on the plate of a grand piano!

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Crack on the plate of a grand piano!

I had to tell my customer in Wellesly about this bad crack on their Sohmer cupid model grand piano. This model also has agraffes on the bridge instead of standard bridge pins.

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