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More Photos from my Dream Piano Adventures

Connell York, Piano Technician: York examines a moth hole in a hammer felt: Terry Barrett, RPT, Registered Piano Technician is pictured below getting ready to tune the Aeolian table style piano. In the process, he discovered its true date of manufacture as April, 1936 (engraved into a key after he pulled the action) confirming York's… Continue reading More Photos from my Dream Piano Adventures

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The Great Piano Auction

Photo of York, piano tuner, standing beside the Steinway auction piano Fresno Auction Company Public & Private Auctions Estate Liquidations Appraisals On an early Tuesday morning, in December, 2008, I spotted an eye-catching Fresno Bee Online ad for an estate auction that listed a “Steiney” (?) grand piano among an Allen theater harpsichord organ; rare,… Continue reading The Great Piano Auction

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Funeral for a cracked plate (piano) Caveat Emptor!

The brief ceremony above was followed by preparation for interment. More funeral photos are added at this writing's conclusion. The plate, before it was laid to rest.... No one will believe this story, except those who trust their eyes to bear witness to a tragedy that befell a piano and its owner. The photos attached… Continue reading Funeral for a cracked plate (piano) Caveat Emptor!