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New Grand Piano
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Post# 947744   7/11/2017 at 21:14 (467 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

We have a 1925 Marshall and Wendell grand piano that we were given for free. It has an Ampico in it too. That means that it is a reproducing piano that plays everything that the person playing the roll recorded into it. Fast and slow; louds and softs etc. It is in an artcase too. Can't go wrong for free. It plays fine and really needs to be tuned. The tuner is coming on July 26th. Gary

Post# 947752 , Reply# 1   7/11/2017 at 22:44 (467 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Congratulations! Share photos of this unique instrument when you get the chance.

Post# 947769 , Reply# 2   7/12/2017 at 01:44 (467 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

SUPER and for free !!!Pictures and a video of it playing!

Post# 948103 , Reply# 3   7/14/2017 at 02:58 (465 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        
Sounds like a great deal!

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By the sounds of things you are the one that made out on this deal. Sounds like a great piece to listen to as well. Would really love it if you could post a video showing off your newly acquisitioned gem once you get it all tuned up.

I'm sure there are many others that you enjoy it also.

Post# 948145 , Reply# 4   7/14/2017 at 09:31 (465 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Thanks guys, I will do that. We are having it tuned on July 26th.
I cleaned the keys last night and they were filthy. I can't believe that there are no chips or cracks on any of the ivory keys. Gary

Post# 950073 , Reply# 5   7/25/2017 at 22:33 (453 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

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Post# 950543 , Reply# 6   7/29/2017 at 01:23 (450 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Above you will find some pictures of the new piano. See what you all think. Thanks, Gary

Post# 950692 , Reply# 7   7/29/2017 at 21:41 (449 days old) by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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It looks great to me, Gary. I'm not familiar with the brand, but there were so many back then. Hope it gives you many pleasant hours.

Post# 950713 , Reply# 8   7/29/2017 at 23:46 (449 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Amazing! It's absolutely gorgeous. Interesting 'player' system. What songs/pieces of music do you have for it?

Post# 955457 , Reply# 9   8/31/2017 at 12:43 (417 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

We just got the piano tuned last week and it sounds amazing. It hadn't been tuned in 20 years so I was expecting the worst. No broken stings and he was able to bring it to pitch too. I like it a lot. Gary

Post# 957804 , Reply# 10   9/16/2017 at 19:19 (401 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Gary, that's a stunner!

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One of these days I am going to own one of those...always wanted one for times I want piano in the background and not have to make myself play! I love seeing things like this up here--always interesting to see what alot of other members enjoy outside of appliances! I stuck a link to a posting I made today about my own piano--hope you don't mind a light hijacking of your thread...and that you'll enjoy seeing it!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO funktionalart's LINK

Post# 958042 , Reply# 11   9/18/2017 at 17:52 (399 days old) by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Nice! My grand piano has no player mechanism, but it does make up for it in brand prestige, as (albeit only 5'10" in length, near-BOL) it's a WW1-vintage Bösendorfer. Sustains like you wouldn't believe...

Post# 959354 , Reply# 12   9/26/2017 at 23:41 (390 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Wow, Bosendorfer pianos are wonderful! Good for you. These pianos are top end and we don't find many of these here in the US unless you are at a conservatory etc. Good for you! Gary

Post# 976815 , Reply# 13   1/4/2018 at 08:50 (291 days old) by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

It's a bit special. It's pretty tatty cosmetically these days, and the lid has cracked so can't be raised, but it works for a living and has inspired dozens of players, from 5 to 75... cost us just under £15k from our trusty restorer.

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