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Estonia 9’ concert grand s/n L-274-7551 Available after Dec. 2016. Mint condition.Piano has never been sold as it resulted from a store closure. Has since been cared for by a piano technician “The Piano Tuner” in Ontario. Price is deeply discounted and negotiable. Call Ralph Corlis 519-880-9351 or
Chickering quarter grand #105157, 1904 mahogany, good ivories, requires total rebuild. Mason & Hamlin B #64681, 1958, plastic keys, original unrestored condition, near-perfect mahogany case, partial rebuild (mechanicals only) will produce an excellent instrument.  POA negotiable. North Wales PA. Photos available. Contact Dr Donna Colema.
"PERIOD PIANO CENTER 2017 Collector's Edition Calendar For Sale. Help the cause of preserving and restoring period pianos. Showcases collections of period pianos Plan views of actions, strings planes and bellies. A Gift for you for $200 tax-deductible contribution or Buy it for our final sale price for $100.  Please contact Catherine at 909-798-5151 or go to to make your purchase."

FANDRICH-RHODES WEIGHT BENCH TOUCH WEIGHT CALCULATOR. Computes and predicts Touchweight, Action Ratio, and Inertial Touch Force. Brings action rebuild predictability and performance to a consistently high level.  $740 for complete kit with software.  $275 for software upgrade for Weightbench owners. Fandrich & Sons Pianos, 360-652-8980,  For more information visit: Purchase at

RENNER GRAND ACTION MODEL, Charles Faulk tuning hammer, durable tool case, accessories for sale. Sold as a set or individually. Prices negotiable. Call Ryan at 623.879.2008 or email me at A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!
JAYMART PIANO WHOLESALERS have accumulated many grand and vertical case parts of various wood veneers in plain and art styles: lids, legs, music lyres, benches/stools. Duo Art and Ampico piano rolls plus other rolls Wholesale lot price is $5.00 to $75.00. I am interested in any trade-in pianos to add to my stock. We also have wholesale lot prices on genuine Steinway case parts available. Call Irv 800-411-2363.

SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM RESTORATION & SALE OF VINTAGE PIANOS. Since 1920, the Lindeblad family has specialized in pianos. They have restored and sold pianos to clients all across the country. 10 Year Warranty & Nationwide Delivery Over 90 pianos for sale with brands like Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Chickering, Baldwin & Knabe. VISIT US ONLINE - Contact us at 888-58-PIANO or LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION 
FAULK TUNING HAMMERS. Lightweight, balanced with exotic wood handles and titanium/carbon fiber shafts. Will custom make to your requirements. Call Charles Faulk, RPT, at 479-855-9595  or e-mail: Web address:

DAWSON STRING COVERS. Handmade and cut-Lowest Prices-FINEST 100% WOOL FELT, Custom made to fit available in black,dark brown, medium brown, tan, royal blue, medium blue, burgundy or white; Serged edges with your choice of several beautiful decorative stitches. Flyers provided at no charge for technicians. FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING in the CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. For pricing and more information; email: 941-809-6129
VINTAGE CASE PARTS specializes in reproduction case parts for your Steinway restorations: toplids, legs, lyres, lyre props, music desks and desk frames, keyslips and lid props. OUR NEWEST OFFERING!: Steinway’s Empire Style Legs for models A-D. Visit All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 443-522-2201.

NICK'S ACTION GEOMETRY PROGRAM IS BACK!! Major Upgrade. Discount to Current Users. Go to for details. NEW! NICK’S NIFTY KEY LEADS PROGRAM. New action but original keys? Don’t guess on what to do with the key leads. Go to for details.

SANDERSON ACCU-TUNERS, including the SAT IV Consignment sale of used Accu-Tuners. Call for details. Rick Baldassin, 801-322-4441.
RESTORED STEINWAY & SONS GRANDS. Chupp’s Piano Service offers completely restored and original condition Steinway & Sons and other quality pianos. Our world-class pianos are capable of satisfying the most discriminating artist. Our team can also locate the brand your client desires. Visit Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Contact (888) 831-5820
FALCONWOOD PINBLOCKS. The most stable and durable material on the market for holding tuning pins. Duplication and custom thickness services available. Also drill bits and ½” and 3/8” Falconwood plugs. For free consultation call Tim Dixon (414)-587-9629. More info at  Email:
LOOSE TUNING PINS? NO PROBLEM! Call Dryburgh Adhesive Products. Ask about the Special of the Day. Order at Phone: 800-Glue-ALL

Help Wanted

PianoCraft, LLC in Gaithersburg, MD seeks hard-working piano technicians to join their technical team.  Eligible applicants should possess solid training and experience in tuning, regulating, and client interaction. Applicants should have the aptitude and desire to learn, broaden their skill set, and produce the highest quality work as efficiently as possible.  Range of duties may include showroom prep, road service, action rebuilding, geometry corrections, and damper installation and regulation.
Competitive pay commensurate with abilities and experience. Benefit package includes health coverage, paid sick days and holidays, paid vacation, and PTG dues reimbursement for RPTs.  Serious applicants should set up a minimum day-long working interview where skill and potential can be assessed. 
“PianoCraft is an incubator for technicians that strive to the highest ideal of quality and innovation.” -Jude Reveley, RPT
“PianoCraft is iconic…If you want to do great work, this is the place to do it.” -Dale Erwin RPT
Please send inquiries to:

PIANO TECHNICIAN:  Ohio University School of Music is seeking a full-time, 12-month appointment  Salary commensurate with training and experience.  Responsible for the maintenance of the Ohio University School of Music’s piano and harpsichord inventory of approximately 120 instruments, including regular tuning, regulating, repair, and rebuilding of instruments used for performance, teaching and practice. Will manage annual piano maintenance budget. Will move pianos as needed. Some night and weekend hours will be required for coverage of concert and recording schedules.. Provide basic maintenance support for Galbreath Chapel’s concert organ and the School of Music’s two digital piano laboratories.  Required qualifications include extensive knowledge of piano technology and artist-level skill in tuning, voicing, regulation, and rebuilding.  Registered Piano Technician (RPT) member of the Piano Technicians Guild.  Preferred: A graduate from a recognized piano technology program. Completion of Steinway training coursework is highly desirable. Experience with basic organ tuning and repair. A minimum of three years related experience. This position requires an on-line application at
The Music Academy of the West is seeking a full-time Piano Technician to manage the use, tuning and maintenance of our Academy owned and borrowed piano fleet, for both our Summer Festival and year-round events, to ensure that all instruments are kept to performance-ready standards. The ideal candidate has expertise in the maintenance of Steinway concert grand pianos, carries a degree in piano technology, has a history of interaction with top-tier international artists, and is a member of the Piano Technicians Guild. Position is open until filled. For application instructions and further information, please see our full listing at:


STEINWAY RESTORATION BY CHUPP'S PIANO SERVICE, INC. Specializing in Premium Quality Steinway & Sons restorations. Established in 1975, we serve educational institutions, houses of worship, large organizations, and the individual pianist by locating, repairing, moving, or purchasing instruments in the national and international markets. Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Visit or contact, 888-831-5820

ASHMORE  KEYBOARD RESTORATIONS: German keytops $365, bushings $180 both rails, bead blast keysticks $8, Individual ivory pieces repaired $50 each, Sharps, backchecks, keyend felt, key sides repaired, etc. Email for price list. 530-273-8800. Caryl Christensen,Yvonne Ashmore, RPT, , 12700 La Barr Meadows Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 

LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION. Since 1920, the Lindeblad family has specialized in pianos. Complete piano restoration services available. Restoration services include: new soundboard installation, new strings, new pinblock, hard rebronzing, complete action restoration with new parts, meticulous regulation and voicing, custom hand rubbed refinishing and more. 10 year warranty & Nationwide shipping. VISIT US ONLINE- Contact us at 888-58-PIANO or, LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION

STEINWAY ACTION FRAME RAILS resoldered, replaced, and/or repositioned. We can also make new custom-made Steinway action frames to your specifications. For price list contact John Dewey Enterprises Inc. 861 E. 2900 North Road. Penefield, IL 61862. Phone 217-595-5535.
PIANO KEY RESTORATION, .075 Tops w/Fronts - $175.00, German Tops w/Fronts - $215.00, Gloss Sharps - $100.00, Bushings $150.00, Replace Ivory head or tail $45. Custom Made Keys, Steinway Warranty and Other Services Available. Contact for full price list. Free FedEx Gnd return shipping excluding HI/AK. WALKER PIANO KEY SERVICE, 789 St Rt 94 E, Fulton, KY 42041, 1-800-745-6819, E-mail:
QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $195; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $225; Plastic sharps - $100; Keybushing with premium cloth - $150; Recover backchecks, damper lift felt, and key repair. Free return shipping with prepayment, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Debra Legg, 5 Tarr's Lane West, Rockport. MA 01966, 978-546-8428;
RONSEN PIANO HAMMERS Manufactured in the U.S.A. since 1958. Four types of felt to meet your needs: Weickert Special, Wurzen AA, Bacon, and VFG. All Hammers custom manufactured. Custom boring and shaping. Tokiwa shanks. Most orders shipped in 3 to 5 business days. Ronsen Piano Hammer Co., 21 Edwards Lane, Boiceville, NY 12412. 800-864-0233,,
BESIDES TOP NOTCH GERMAN KEYTOP replacement, quick service and affordable pricing ($250) I'll polish capstans, return ivory, include a new demo keytop AND return shipping is free with your enclosed check.  All work done by a veteran RPT, me, Mike Kurta.  Try me just once, call 231-421-1816 or 
WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Let us help you expand your tuning business with a new website! We offer 54 design options to choose from. You select your design, and we’ll customize your new site to your business. Our professional websites are affordable, starting at only $89 plus $14.95 for monthly hosting and customer service. To find out more, visit or call us at 800-533-7998.

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THE RANDY POTTER SCHOOL OF PIANO TECHNOLOGY. Home Study programs for beginning students, associate members studying to upgrade to Registered Piano Technician, and RPT's wanting to continue their education. Tuning, repairing, regulating, voicing, apprentice training, business practices. Top instructors  and materials. Call or write for information: RANDY POTTER, RPT; 61592 ORION DRIVE; BEND, OR 97702; 541-382-5411.,

The Minnesota School of Piano Technology is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections136A.821 to 136A.832.  Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Classroom and individual instruction available. See web site for more info. Call 651-777-6718.

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT NORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL - Extensive piano technology training in two full-time, nine month programs. Basic Piano Technology includes tuning, regulation and in-home repairs and Advanced Piano Technology, open to Basic Piano graduates and applicants with comparable knowledge and skills, includes complete rebuilding of grand pianos, comprehensive piano service, advanced tuning and voicing. Exceptional training, small classes and individual attention. September admission. Accredited by ACCSC. Financial aid available for qualified applicants. Located in Boston's historic North End. Email: Web:
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Reyburn CyberTuner software visual tuning device videos. All videos including NEW iRCT classes are now FREE on YouTube at:

NOW IN DVD! Superior Instructional Tapes at Jim Coleman, SR. 4 W. Del Rio Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282. PH: (480) 966-9159. Private tuning and regulation tutoring for PTG exam prep at my home is available at $200/day.
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VINTAGE STEINWAYS WANTED. Preferably any built before 1950. We will pick up anywhere. Contact us at: 888-58-PIANO or,  LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION

WANTED!! DEAD OR ALIVE: ""Steinway Grands and Uprights.""Please call Ben Knauer, 1-800-257-4733 or

STEINWAY & SONS GRANDS WANTED! Chupp’s Piano Service offers the highest cash, trade-in value, or consignments for Steinway & Sons grand pianos, regardless of condition or location. We offer commissions to technicians who locate Steinway grands for us. Email: or call (888)831-5820. Visit

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