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November 2019

For Sale

Yamaha U5 Professional series 52” Upright Grand Piano for sale. $7,000. Polished ebony with walnut trim. Middle sostenuto pedal. Pull-down muffler for silent/discreet playing. Hinged slow-close fall board. Purchased new, May 2006. Well maintained with tuning receipts. Assessed/appraised by John Imobersteg, RPT, Concert Piano Specialist. Contact Lisa Ott, 920.594.2040, luvbeingmarried2him@gmail.com

RETIRED PIANO REBUILDER is selling off all his tools to rebuild, regulate and tune. Included is a SAT III Accu-Tuner. Too many tools to list here. Call or e-mail me for a list of tools. All are in very good condition. Marvin Struck. 630-980-3192. E-mail mstruck72@att.net

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 red; Serged edges with your choice of several beautiful decorative stitches. Serving Piano Technicians over 20 years. Flyers provided at no charge for technicians. "WE HAVE JUST ACQUIRED THE FORMER EDWARDS STRING COVERS COMPANY TEMPLATES. We now have over 1200 templates in stock" . For pricing and more information www.dawsonstringcovers.com

DURABLOCK PINBLOCK PANELS & SPECIALIZED GRAND PIANO DOLLIES. Durablock Pinblocks are constructed of clear, northern hard maple and are of the highest grade possible. Highly prized for their ‘pin feel’ and stability of construction. For more information visit BestPinblock.com. Our dollies feature heavy duty construction with individual support to each leg. High grade, locking non-marking casters. The best design on the market today! Visit ChuppsPianos.com/Dolly for more information. – Dennis Chupp, 888-831-5820 – Dennis@chuppspianos.com.

PIANOS INSIDE OUT, "the most ambitious book on piano technology ever written" (PTJ, April 2013) is a comprehensive guide covering modern approaches to piano tuning, repairing, regulating, and rebuilding. Included are topics on piano history, ETD tuning, inharmonicity, touch improvement, modern lubricants, string leveling, voicing, soundboard impedance, grand piano moving, and institutional maintenance. Look inside and order at www.pianosinsideout.com.

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 www.vintagecaseparts.com. All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 443-522-2201.

WHOLESALE STEINWAYS & OTHER PIANOS. Chupp’s Piano Service has a number of ready to restore Steinway and other brands of pianos available at wholesale prices! Sign up for our technicians/rebuilders wholesale email list by emailing Dennis Chupp at Dennis@ChuppsPianos.com. Sign up today!

PIANO COVERS BY ALICIA. Formerly with APSCO, her covers are rapidly becoming the cover of choice. We offer six types of material-all covers custom made. Color bench pads available. Great looking-affordable prices-fast service. Brochure Available. AMERICAN PIANO COVERS LLC, PO Box 456 Clifton, NJ 07015. (T) 973-246-9144 (F) 973-246-9264; knightwing710@yahoo.com

FANDRICH-RHODES WEIGHT BENCH TOUCHWEIGHT CALCULATOR Fandrich-Rhodes Weightbench Touchweight 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, fandrich@fandrich.com  For more information visit: www.mypianotech.com/wb/ Purchase at www.fandrich.com

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: charles@FaulkPiano.com. Web address: www.FaulkPiano.com

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, www.lindebladpiano.com. Contact us at 888-58-PIANO & info@lindebladpiano.com LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION 

NICK'S ACTION GEOMETRY PROGRAM IS BACK!! Major Upgrade. Discount to Current Users. Go to www.gravagne.com/AGP.doc for details. gravagnegang@att.net. 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 www.gravagne.com/NNKLP.doc for details.

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 www.greatlakespianosupply.com Email: service@greatlakespianosupply.com

Help Wanted

Hello Piano Technicians! Artisan Piano Services is known as the Pacific Northwest's premier piano servicing company. With locations in both Oregon and Washington our techs service over 15,000 customer pianos!  We are looking for friendly and talented technicians who absolutely love people and pianos. We look for great people and then work on training great technicians. Our field technicians earn approximately $58,000 - $70,000+ per year depending upon skill level and commissions earned.  We provide a company car as well as all the tools necessary for the job. We also provide life insurance, medical, vision, dental, and retirement PLUS a $5000 sign-on/relocation bonus. .So..........if you have always dreamed of taking paid vacations, having benefits, not worrying about running a business, and working with a team please email me at David@artisanpianos.com. Thanks! www.ArtisanPianos.com

Service

BESIDES TOP NOTCH GERMAN KEYTOP replacement, quick service and affordable pricing ($275) 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 www.keytops.net.

QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $215; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $250; 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;  debra.legg@gmail.com

PIANO APPRAISALS that  meet all legal and industry (USPAP) standards.  A well known RPT and piano restorer for the past 40 years is offering appraisals for PTG members and their customers. Years of experience writing appraisals for private clients, insurance companies, attorneys and CPA’s. My evaluations adhere to strict rules and regulations of the IRS and meet legal requirements.  I offer all forms of appraisals with emphasis on Estate, IRS charitable donations and Insurance Replacement. Let’s work together on your appraisal projects. For more information call Leopold Holder,  members Appraisers Association of America, 646 637 2266 or email at Leoholder3@yahoo.com

FINE PIANO RESTORATION BY CHUPP’S PIANO SERVICE. Specializing in premium restorations with a focus on Steinway & Sons instruments. For over forty years we have served educational institutions, houses of worship, large organizations and individual pianists by assisting in locating, restoring, moving or purchasing instruments in the national and international markets. Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Visit us at ChuppsPianos.com. Get in contact - Dennis@ChuppsPianos.com or 888-831-5820.

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 website design, and we’ll customize your new site to your business. Our professional websites are affordable, at $89 plus $14.95 for monthly hosting and customer service, with no contract.. To find out more, visit www.PianoTunerWebsites.com or call us at 800-533-7998.

ASHMORE  KEYBOARD RESTORATIONS: German keytops $380, bushings $185 both rails, bead blast keysticks $85; sharps, backchecks, keyend felt, key sides repaired, etc. Email for price list. 530-277-8803. Caryl Christensen,Yvonne Ashmore, RPT, ashmore@gv.net , 12700 La Barr Meadows Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949

Reyburn CyberTuner software visual tuning device videos. All videos including NEW iRCT classes are now FREE on YouTube at:  www.youtube.com/reyburnpiano

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. 1-800-864-0233, ray@ronsen-hammer.com, www.ronsenhammer.com

TOP - NOTCH SOUNDBOARD REPLACEMENT & REBUILDING. New Soundboards, Bridge Re-Capping/Duplication service, Pinblocks - mortised, openfaced, and multi-layered.Structural repairs and complete rebuilding to your specifications.Uprights and Grands of all makes and models. Quality Craftsman ship at fair prices. Contact: Mark J Phillips @ 570-506-0309, phillips156@yahoo.com, phillipspianorestoration.com

PIANO KEY RESTORATION SINCE 1994, German Tops w/Fronts - $245.00, Gloss Sharps - $100.00, Bushings $150.00. 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 or 270-241-0702, www.walkerpiano.com E-mail: kirk@walkerpiano.com.

SENECA PIANO KEY. Quality key services at competitive prices. Sharps replaced, key bushing, and the finest key recovering at any price. Write or call for price list and information on quick return of your key work. Seneca Piano Key, Ted Oberhaus, 4977 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886; 607-387-3095.

Training

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT NORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL

Build your career in piano technology with our two Full-Time, nine-month programs. Basic Piano Technology includes tuning, regulation, and in-home repairs. Advanced Piano Technology includes complete rebuilding of grand pianos, comprehensive piano service, advanced tuning, and voicing. Master faculty, small classes, and an inspiring community. Financial aid and veterans' benefits available. Located in Boston's historic North End. For more info, visit nbss.edu/piano or contact admissions@nbss.edu.

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. www.Mnpianotech.com. Call 651-777-6718.

THE NEW YORK SCHOOL OF PIANO TUNING, SERVICE & REPAIR offers evening classes in piano technology at AC Pianocraft, New York City’s premier rebuilding shop.  Train with the some of the finest piano technicians and craftsmen in the profession. Visit our website at www.nypianotuningschool.com for more information.  NYSOPT is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

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. See our ad on page 3

Wanted

WANTED!! DEAD OR ALIVE: ""Steinway Grands and Uprights.""Please call Ben Knauer, 1-800-257-4733 or e-mail:knauerpianos@gmail.com

STEINWAYS WANTED. We are interested in buying any type of Steinway piano.  We will pick up anywhere. Contact us at: 888-58-PIANO & info@lindebladpiano.com  LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION