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For the Eastern Part of the United States
(Last Updated July 5, 2012)

Dick Hack
Hack Mechanical Music
2051 Chesapeake Road
Annapolis, Maryland
21401
Phone: (410) 757-2965
Fax: (410) 757-2965
Cell Phone: (410) 279-5859
E-Mail: rhack1@verizon.net

Full time restorer of Orchestrions, Nickelodeons, Band Organs, Jukeboxes, Player Pianos. Music roll manufacturing, esp. Mills Violano, Regina Sublima, and others. Over 20 years experience. Will travel. Parts fabrication and duplication.


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William B. Boulton
Boulton Piano Service
104 Redding Lane
Moultonboro, NH
03254
Phone: 603-455-3929
E-mail:wbaboulton@gmail.com

I am a Piano Technician serving central New Hampshire's Lakes Region under the name of Boulton Piano Service, established in 1971. I offer Tuning, and Repairing of all makes of pianos. I am now only doing in house repairs and tuning.


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Thomas E. Ahearn
PLAYER PIANO SERVICE
118 How Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts
01830
Phone or FAX to: (978) 372-1297
E-Mail to:ThosAhearn@AOL.com

I am a player piano technician in the Boston area. I have over thirty years experience restoring player pianos. I opened my first shop devoted exclusively to player piano restoration in 1972. I restored my first player (Autopiano, double valve Standard) in 1965.

Please contact me if you would care to have a little personal profile on me, my shop, my background, and some of the many instruments I have restored over the last quarter of a century.


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Norman Houle
Warwick, RI
Phone No. (401) 738-3503

The Houle family (Bernie and Norman)of Warwick, Rhode Island has restored two player pianos for my family, and done a wonderful job. I've requested previously, but please include them on your list. They've been in business for years, and have a large stock of players waiting to be restored to customer specs.


This listing provided by Tim Baxter.
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Kirk B Russell
37 Liberty Street
Wakefield, RI
02879
Phone No. 401-783-1966

Restoration of pianos and orchestrions; piano tuning


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Al Pebworth
Pebworth's Player Piano Center
Home of "Yesterday's Music"
1000 White Pine Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia
23323
Phone: 757-487-1601
E-Mail to: Al Pebworth at al@pebworths.com
Website at: www.pebworths.com/

Pebworth's Player Piano Center, the home of "Yesterday's Music" has been offering quality restorations of Automatic Mechanical Musical Instruments since 1965. Owned and operated by Al and Gail Pebworth, we specialize in the rebuilding of 65 & 88 Note Player Pianos as well as Reproducing Pianos. We offer pneumatic only (Upper and Lower Units), as well as total restorations which may include pin block or pin block transplants, repinning and restringing, Action and case work. We can be contacted at 757-487-1601. The shop address is 1000 White Pine Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323


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Herbert Lindahl
344 Miller Road
South Windsor
Connecticut, 06074
Phone to: 860-644-9407
E-Mail: pianosdude@erols.com
Web site: www.herblindahlpianotuning.com

Resume:
Full time Piano Tuner/Technician.
RPT Member Connecticut Chapter, Piano Technicians Guild, since 1982.
Full time player piano restoration since 1977. Service includes all player pianos, reproducing pianos and coin operated instruments.
QRS Pianomation installation specialist.
High quality restoration work using hide glue, proper leather, and pnuematic cloth where indicated.
I love these instruments!!!!!


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David M. Rodgers
Rodgers' Piano Rebuilding
31 Poplar St.
North East, PA 16428
(That's right near Erie, PA)
Phone: 814-725-4498
E-Mail: Excellence@pianorestoring.com (Please note: Due to large amounts of Spam coming into my email, I request that you always place the words "my piano" in all subject lines. Any message which does not have this in the subject (including blank subjects) may be deleted by my Spam killing procedures.)

Experienced full service rebuilder, specializing in rebuilding grands and player pianos. Including new: pin blocks, actions, restringing, sound boards, bridges.) I also do grain filled, rubbed finishes and professional moving. (I can compete with the moving companies for cost within a c400 mile radius of Erie, PA.) Buying and selling pianos as well as converting pianos into players via vacuum or electronic player units. I also build and sell Orchestrians!


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Jon Perry
2416 E Run Rd
Marion Center, PA
15759
Phone at: 724 254 9810
E-Mail to: Jon Perry at: billandjp@verizon.net

I have been in the piano restoration business for about 30 years and have been very fortunate to have fallen heir to the wonderful facility of John Farnsworth to work on pianos. We do total restorations here, to include The Ampico, Duo-Art, and Welte-Mignon.


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Doug Vensel
12 Center St.
Malone, NY
12953
Phone at: (518)-483-5152
E-Mail to: Doug Vensel at: driller@slic.com

Restoring as well as repairing player actions and piano players. Have tuned in the past but prefer to leave that to a good friend that does it for a living. I've found that most of the time player pianos can't be merely patched up to work. They most likely need rebuilding due to the fact that all the parts are old and dry and tend to be unable to handle new workings when installed.
I've been dong this work on and off for about 15 years now and have worked at times with the greatest restoration man I know, Arthur Pierce, of Plattsburgh NY.


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Geoffrey Searles
Apollo Piano Company
77 Potter Hill Rd
Grafton, MA, 01519
Home/Work: 508-839-9547
Email: apollopianoco@gmail.com
Web Site: PlayerPianoRestoration.com

I am a one man piano shop that restores only old upright foot pumper player pianos. I have been repairing them for over 25 years now. First, the player mechanism is put aside and the piano itself is brought up to whatever level of sound and appearance that the owner dictates, then the rebuilt mechanism is re-installed. After, with both parts working well, you end up with a great sounding, good looking, and easy to pump instrument.


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Marquez Pianos
Williamstown, NJ
On the web at: PianoPartsEtc.com
E-Mail to: Samuel Marquez at marquezpianos@yahoo.com

We rebuild and repair pneumatic players and pump organs as well as retrofit PianoDisc Systems.

We're mainly rebuilders servicing aprox. 60 schools, five colleges, scores of churches, in addition to our private client base. We're always on the lookout for good used instruments in need of rebuilding. We specialize in victorian era. Anything we can offer, let us know. Though we limit ourselves to the Southern half of New Jersey, our work gets shipped to the four corners of the U.S.


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Mr. Timothy Westman
Box # 275
R.D. #2, Route 112
Woodsville, NH 03785
Phone No. (603) 747-3758

He is one of the finest technicians around and his prices are reasonable. He is an electrical engineer by education but has been restoring mechanical musical instruments for nearly 20 years. He has restored items for many of the big names in the field with very happy results. His areas of greatest expertise is all pneumatic instruments, especially Ampicos, all types of organs including band organs, monkey organs, theatre organs and residence organs plus calliopes. He is very familiar with MIDI and has done a number of large installations with multiple input sources both roll readers and MIDI inputs.



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John D. Rutoskey
208 S. Pulaski Street
Suite 5L
Baltimore, Maryland 21223
Phone No. (410) 887-6404
Rutoskey - John at: rutoskey@hotmail.com

We have been restoring player pianos, reproducing pianos, coin operated pianos, and band organ type instruments for over 20 years. We also specialize in Jukeboxes of all makes and models, with an emphasis on Wurlitzer and Seeburg, from the earliest instruments to the 1980's. Custom built roll operated instruments are available.

I am available for services extending from Virginia and going up to the New York/Westchester County/NJ/Connecticut tri-state area.



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Dennis M. Leight
298 Turkey Cove Road
Tenants Harbor, Maine
04860
Phone No. 207-372-6668
E-mail To: DennisLeight@msn.com

I am a pipe organ and piano technician with nearly thirty years experience in servicing and rebuilding many related instruments including numerous player pianos. I am an associate member of the Piano Technicians Guild. At my shop I can rebuild your complete piano or just the player action if you ship it to me. Unless you have something quite rare, chances are that I have seen it before. Recent major projects have included rebuilds of two E M Skinner Organ Harps for Austin Organs Inc.and work on their Opus 323 municipal concert organ at Portland City Hall.


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Nevin Engle
2708 Mill Road
Grantham, PA
17027
Phone: 717-766-8072
E-mail: Nev1@aol.com

Recondition player pianos and parlor organs

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Bill Maguire
Specialty Piano Service
146 Broadway
Greenlawn, New York 11740
(3 miles east of Nassau County border)
Phone: (631) 261-6799
E-mail: MBillMaguire@aol.com

Servicing Long Island and NYC metro area
Player Piano's, Reed Organs, Vintage Piano's
Restorations, Repairs, Tuning, Refinishing, Moving, Electrification

Full time Piano/Player Piano technician since 1985 (2nd generation piano technician). Very active member in The Piano Technicians Guild, AMICA (Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association), Mechanical Music Digest and Long Island Woodworking Club.
References provided upon request, visit my workshop.
Reasonable pricing. Restorations completed within a reasonable period of time.
Detailed written estimates, work guaranteed.
Restorations documented with digital photos.
Player piano tools for sale. My original, innovative specialty tools have appeared in major trade publications and have been widely demonstrated at conventions and seminars. These tools aid in efficiently achieving factory original results.

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Ira Malek
Brooklyn, NY
11236
Showroom in Glen Head, NY
Phone: (718) 444-6628
E-mail: Stage1driver@aol.com

  Player Pianos, repair and restoration, a self chosen career of more than 25 years. Fifty (50) player pianos (pre-1930) are immaculately displayed in an air conditioned commercial building in Glen Head, N.Y. Directions may be had only by appointment. Reaching me by phone at 718 444 6628 will be sufficient. You may use E-Mail at: Stage1driver@aol.com You may FAX me at 718 444 2444. Whatever your player needs are....there is capability here for conventional player work or reproducing player work, case refinishing, piano soundboards, pins, strings, hammers and appropriate regulation. From a hobby to a total abrupt career change almost 30 years ago. Additionally, I would want you to know my pride of never being an employee of any piano business. The Better Business Bureau will be happy to oblige your inquiry to confirm my reputation in the field. The QRS Piano Roll Company might acknowledge that one on my pianos was done for the family of past owner Ramsi Tick whose passing saddens us. I do also serve as current Treasurer of the Lady Liberty Chapter of the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association, otherwise known as The AMICA International. Should your need require, you are welcome to reach me at the number on all my billing since the inception of my business, 718 444 6628 , which at the time was HIckory 4 6628 ....phone company still handles it with the same precision.

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Louis A. Gentile Piano Service
96 Federal Ave
Quincy, Massachusetts
02169
Phone: 617-471-2494
E-mail: gentilepiano@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.gentilepiano.com

Full time player piano restoration shop established in Quincy Mass. 1978, also buy and sell all types of pianos wholesale/retail. Offer complete piano/player piano restoration, coin operated conversions,and pianomation installation. Have a good size inventory of used player parts.

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Tom Hundermark
415 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, New Jersey
07928
Phone: 973-635-1130
E-mail: hundermarkpiano@verizon.net

In business since 1970 servicing pianos, player and reproducing pianos and pneumatically operated musical instruments.

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Debra L. Legg
5 Tarr's Lane West
Rockport, MA
01966
Phone: (978) 546-8428
E-Mail to: Debra L. Legg at: wederby50@yahoo.com
Web Site: Debra Legg Piano Service

Full-time piano technician offering tuning, repair, and rebuilding. Specialist in player piano, reproducers, and reed organ repair and rebuilding.
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Skip Downing
Bywater Piano Service
368 Meriden Rd
Lebanon, NH
03766
Phone: 603-448-0120
Email: piks.gninwod@gmail.com

I have been in the piano/ player piano trade for 16 years, having apprenticed with Herb Benedict of Hopkinton, NH. I offer all services of player piano repair and restoration, from tuning to restoration of those that arrive in boxes. If you need any more info, please contact me.
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Les Beebe
Piano Shop
6 Hartford Rd
Medford, NJ
08055
Phone: 609-654-2789
Email: janetprettyjb@aol.com

I tune and repair regular pianos and player pianos. I also rebuild band organs, nickelodeons, player pianos, regular pianos, reproducing pianos, pump organs and related instruments.
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DAVID M. SALEH
PLAYER PIANO RESTORATIONS
188 FAIRLAWN AVE
WATERBURY, CT
06705-2120
Phone: 203-596-8128
Email: Ctplayerpiano@aol.com

Rebuilding, restoring, and repairing player pianos and related instruments since 1980. Occasional (seasonal only) refinishing. One man, home shop, offers personal, dedicated attention. I usually have an upright player piano, rebuilt and refinished, "ready to go", or near completion, for sale. A small trade-in of a non-working player (in good restorable condition) can be given towards a freshly rebuilt instrument. I also repair banjos of all types. Specializing in 4 string tenor or plectrum models (dixieland/jazz banjos) of any vintage.
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Wesley Gill
Wesley Gill Piano Service
248 Gill Road
Apollo, PA
15613
Home Phone: 412.480.6125
Email: pianomanone@live.com

Thirty years experience in tuning, repairing,regulating and rebuilding pianos and player pianos
Member of the Piano Technicians Guild
Factory trained installer of Dampp-Chaser piano environmental control units.
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Joel C Cluskey
Cluskey's Piano Works
677 Fruithurst Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
15228
Home Phone: (412)779-0740
Email: jcluskey@yahoo.com

I specialize in grand and upright player piano restoration of both 88 note and reproducing pianos. In business since 1995, I am an active member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Piano Technician's Guild and co-hosted the AMICA convention in Pittsburgh in 2012. I use only traditional materials and restoration techniques. Contact me via phone or internet for an initial consultation.
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Lance P Reed
Resurrection Piano Service
231 Johnsonville Rd
Johnsonville, NY
12094
Home/Work Phone: 518-663-8842
Email: resurrectionpianoservice@gmail.com

Since l978 I have been restoring pianos, player pianos and pump organs with an occasional nickelodeon, music box, phonograph, or organette thrown in. I am a Craftsman Member of the Piano Technicians Guild. I am honest and conscientious. Serviceability and future restorability are paramount to me. I am near the Albany area of N.Y. Please give me a call and we'll talk.
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Tom Shaw
Charlottesville Piano Company
634 Rio Road W
Charlottesville, VA
22901
Home Phone: 434-293-8638
Work Phone: 434-296-8886
FAX: 434-296-8890
Email: cvillepiano@earthlink.net
We Site: http://www.charlottesvillepiano.com

Charlottesville Piano restores pianos, even those with player systems, but we don't repair nor restore the systems themselves. We also sell pianos with QRS Systems and PianoDisc systems. We are installers of the PianoDisc system. We are also piano movers, tuners, technicians, and refinishers, and have been in business since 1908. Tom Shaw, owner, is a third generation rebuilder, tuner and technician. We ship to and receive from anywhere in the world!
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David Estey, RPT
David Estey Piano Service
183 Monroe St
Passaic, NJ
07055
Work Phone: 1-800-ON A PIANO (1-800-662-7426)
FAX: 973-697-0061
Email: dave@esteypiano.com
Web Site: http://www.esteypiano.com

David Estey Piano Service has been Rebuilding, Refinishing, Selling and Servicing all Pianos and Player pianos for over 30 years. Now we are also a certified dealer for Estey Pianos. There are always player pianos available for purchase as is, or in restored condition. We are located in beautiful Passaic NJ, where our 9,000 square foot restoration factory is located, and travel all over the tri state area and beyond, in search of pianos to restore- pianos that connect us with the past, give us enjoyment in the present, and project our legacy into the future. We also restore pump organs and reproducing players, and are certified installers and dealers for Pianomation Player systems. David Estey is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild. E Mail, Call us, or come visit the factory in person, or virtually at www.esteypiano.com We would love to hear from you.
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Jonathan J Page
16 Gilbert Ln
Harwich Port, MA
02646
Work/Home/FAX Phone: 508 432-5262
Email: jonpage@comcast.net

Tuning, servicing and rebuilding pianos on Cape Cod for over 30 years.
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Nick Yengle
NICANOR YENGLE
22500 Lakeshore Dr.
Georgetown, DE
19947
Work/Home/FAX Phone: 302 933 0450
Email: yengle@aol.com

Have restored both 88 note upright players and reproducing Grands, antique pump organs as well as spinets for the past 30 years.

Paul Manganaro, a master restorer, has been a mentor for me for years.
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Debra St. Charles
St. Charles Keyboard Restorations
15685 Old Frederick Rd.
Woodbine, MD
21797
Home/Work Phone: 443-742-5971
Email: pianorepairs@yahoo.com

I have been repairing/rebuilding pianos, player pianos, and nickleodeons since 1972. Certified PianoDisc and Pianomation(QRS) technician. Servicing Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC. Will travel and ship to USA and Europe.
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Howard Stickley
Stickley Player Service
7216 Montour St
Philadelphia, PA
19111
Home Phone: 215-426-0403
Work Phone: 215-426-0403
Email: chugman572@aol.com

31 years rebuilding and repairing player and reproducing pianos. Full restoration 'soup to nuts' of the entire piano (including refinishing) available. In home (minor) player repairs available. Covering the Tri-state area including Lehigh Valley, Delaware/Chester/Lancaster counties and Central/South NJ.Please call for information. Thanks.
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Norman Hall
American Player Piano
411 Allen Ave
North Attleboro, MA
02760
Home Phone: 603.630.0601
Work Phone: 603.630.0601
Email: norman_hall@americanplayerpianos.com

Norman Hall is a 3rd generation player piano technician based out of New England with 35 years of experience fixing reproducing, upright and grand player pianos. He offers free pickup and dropoff of anything he fixes within the East Coast/American Northeast (other locations negotiable) and has an attention to detail second to none. Please e-mail or call for rates.
(Above information provided by Shane Hall 04-01-2008)
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Bruce Stevens
1001 keys & Co.
58 Randall Hill Rd. Box 752
Wells River, VT
05081
Home Phone: 802-757-8050
Work Phone: 802-757-8050
Email: bstevens@myfairpoint.net

Restore pianos. players, reproducers and reed organs. Tuning, refinishing and complete service. 35 years experience Member of AGO and ROS.
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Philip Jamison
Philip Jamison Pianos
17 Sharon Alley
West Chester, PA
19382
Home Phone: 610-696-8449
Work Phone: 610-696-8449
Email: mortier9@hotmail.com
Web Site: www.jamisonpianos.com

I have been a full-time piano technician and tuner since 1971. My interest in pianos began with fixing player pianos in high school. I will gladly tune and repair your player piano.
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John G. Ravert
Ravert's Piano Restorations, Inc.
9 Meadowvale Dr.
Watsontown, PA
17777
Home Phone: 570-538-2155
Work Phone: 570-538-2155
Email: jgravert@windstream.net

Ravert's Piano Restorations, Inc. has rebuilt player pianos, nickelodeons, reproducing pianos, reed organs, and band organs for over forty years. We have rebuilt for individuals, large collectors and museums. Samples of our work can be viewed by appointment by calling 570-538-2155. We are insured.
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Nicholas Fiscina
6203 Springer Dr
Port Richey, FL
34668
Home/Work Phone: 1-800-862-2138
E-mail: playerpianoprof@yahoo.com

Nicholas travels throughout the entire country to service and rebuild player pianos and reed organs. With 40 years of experience, he can handle the most challenging of problems. I am personally recommending Nicholas. Signed, John A Tuttle
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John R Grant
AMI Enterprises
14 E 21st Street
Baltimore, MD
21218
Home/Work Phone: 1-410-952-8168
E-mail: reddawg@unameit.net

AMI Enterprises was founded in the last century! (1970 to be precise.) I (John Grant) have been a member of the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association (AMICA) and the Musical Box Society, International (MBSI) for most of those years. I have contributed articles (mostly technical in nature) to the publications of both organizations and have given technical seminars on aspects of player piano technology and restoration at past international conventions. I have presented a multi-media demonstration of reproducing piano technology at the Smithsonian Institution's Hall of Musical Instruments and maintained its Mason & Hamlin Ampico B piano until its retirement from active exhibit. In addition, I am a 40+ year Associate Member of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG). Although I specialize in "reproducing" pianos, I can have my arm twisted for regular "pumper" pianos and parlor pump organs. I also have restoration experience in player organs (AEolian Residence Pipe Organs and Orchestrelle Reed Organs) and automata such as singing bird cages. Reproducing piano restorations have included Duo-Art, Ampico A & B and several Welte formats in up to 9' concert grand instruments. I have experience in several electronic player systems including the Stahnke SE installation in 9 1/2' Bosendorfer at the University of Maryland, Piano Disc, and more recently, the Hunt Piano Company's "Virtual Roll" system. I have well-equipped metal and wood working shops, and although I limit myself to player mechanism tasks, I have associates available to me who are skilled in other "normal" piano restoration tasks such as keyboard and action refurbishment, hammers, dampers, re-stringing, re-pinning, pin block replacement, up to, and including completely new soundboards and bridges, by an on-site Registered PTG Technician with whom I have done several joint restoration projects (references available). I have local access to a top level re-finisher who specializes in piano re-finishing. I currently have only about a three month back-log and can offer competitive pricing. Please call or email to discuss your needs.

Although I do not currently maintain a web site specifically for my restoration activities, you are invited to visit (www.parkwaytheatre.com), which is a web site dedicated to the eventual restoration of Baltimore's historic Parkway Theatre, hopefully to include WurliTzer theatre organ Opus 1419, which I own. -JRG
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Joseph Osborne
Osborne Keyboard Restoration
155 Shughart Rd
Carlisle, PA
17015
Home/Work Phone: 717-448-7555
E-mail: keyboards@osbornej.com

I have forty years experience doing repairs & restoration of player pianos. I cover Philadelphia, Lancaster, York & Allentown, PA. I also sometimes get to Baltimore & Washington and North Jersey. See my website: www.osbornej.com for more information and rates.
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Jeremy Carlson
738 W Hamburg Street
Baltimore, MD
21230
Home/Work Phone: 410-963-7352
E-mail: carlsjeremy@gmail.com

I'm a digital player technician (Pianodisc, QRS, Disklavier, LX) in Baltimore and I'd like to be a part of your site. I've been servicing DC, Baltimore, NOVA and surrounding regions for 12 years.
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Keith Gramlich
727 Truman Avenue
East Meadow, NY
11554-4519
Home/Work Phone: 917-757-4207
E-mail: wurli1@live.com

I started out at 17 years old working on my parent's Jacob Doll & Son upright player and then found myself working for several years with the Antique Phonograph shop on Long Island rebuilding player pianos for them. Continued on to working on pipe organs while continuing as a player technician in later years. I am knowledgeable and passionate about the restoration and maintenance of pneumatic player pianos, organs and other automatic musical instruments, utilizing as close to original materials as possible.
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