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(Last Updated October 23, 2014)
Hack Mechanical Music
2051 Chesapeake Road
Phone: (410) 757-2965
Fax: (410) 757-2965
Cell Phone: (410) 279-5859
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.
William B. Boulton
Boulton Piano Service
104 Redding Lane
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.
Thomas E. Ahearn
PLAYER PIANO SERVICE
338 Haverhill Rd
Phone or FAX to: (617) 620 2401
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.
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.
Kirk B Russell
37 Liberty Street
Phone No. 401-783-1966
Restoration of pianos and orchestrions; piano tuning
Pebworth's Player Piano Center
Home of "Yesterday's Music"
1000 White Pine Drive
E-Mail to: Al Pebworth at email@example.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
344 Miller Road
Phone to: 860-644-9407
Web site: www.herblindahlpianotuning.com
David M. Rodgers
Rodgers' Piano Rebuilding
31 Poplar St.
North East, PA 16428
(That's right near Erie, PA)
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!
2416 E Run Rd
Marion Center, PA
Phone at: 724 254 9810
E-Mail to: Jon Perry at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
12 Center St.
Phone at: (518)-483-5152
E-Mail to: Doug Vensel at: email@example.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.
Apollo Piano Company
77 Potter Hill Rd
Grafton, MA, 01519
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.
On the web at: https://www.marquezpianos.com/A>
E-Mail to: Samuel Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Automatic Music Machines
John D. Rutoskey
208 S. Pulaski Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21223
Phone No. (410) 887-6404
Rutoskey - John at: email@example.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.
Dennis M. Leight
298 Turkey Cove Road
Tenants Harbor, Maine
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.
2708 Mill Road
Specialty Piano Service
Greenlawn, New York 11740
(3 miles east of Nassau County border)
Phone: (631) 261-6799
Servicing Long Island and NYC metro area
Robert Malek / Ira Malek
Ira Malek Player Pianos (Established 1964)
3801 Shore Parkway
Tuning, Repair, Restoration, Sale and Appraisal of roll operated antique player pianos. Dealer for new Story and Clark player pianos and pianomation system.
Louis A. Gentile Piano Service
96 Federal Ave
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.
Debra L. Legg
5 Tarr's Lane West
Phone: (978) 546-8428
E-Mail to: Debra L. Legg at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: Debra Legg Piano Service
Bywater Piano Service
368 Meriden Rd
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.
6 Hartford Rd
DAVID M. SALEH
PLAYER PIANO RESTORATIONS
188 FAIRLAWN AVE
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.
Wesley Gill Piano Service
248 Gill Road
Home Phone: 412.480.6125
Thirty years experience in tuning, repairing,regulating and rebuilding pianos and player pianos
Joel C Cluskey
Cluskey's Piano Works
677 Fruithurst Drive
Home Phone: (412)779-0740
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.
Lance P Reed
Resurrection Piano Service
231 Johnsonville Rd
Home/Work Phone: 518-663-8842
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.
Charlottesville Piano Company
634 Rio Road W
Home Phone: 434-293-8638
Work Phone: 434-296-8886
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!
David Estey, RPT
David Estey Piano Service
183 Monroe St
Work Phone: 1-800-ON A PIANO (1-800-662-7426)
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.
Jonathan J Page
16 Gilbert Ln
Harwich Port, MA
Work/Home/FAX Phone: 508 432-5262
22500 Lakeshore Dr.
Work/Home/FAX Phone: 302 933 0450
Have restored both 88 note upright players and reproducing Grands, antique pump organs as well as spinets for the past 30 years.
Debra St. Charles
St. Charles Keyboard Restorations
15685 Old Frederick Rd.
Home/Work Phone: 443-742-5971
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.
Stickley Player Service
7216 Montour St
Home Phone: 215-426-0403
Work Phone: 215-426-0403
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.
American Player Piano
411 Allen Ave
North Attleboro, MA
Home Phone: 603.630.0601
Work Phone: 603.630.0601
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.
1001 keys & Co.
58 Randall Hill Rd. Box 752
Wells River, VT
Home Phone: 802-757-8050
Work Phone: 802-757-8050
Philip Jamison Pianos
17 Sharon Alley
West Chester, PA
Home Phone: 610-696-8449
Work Phone: 610-696-8449
Web Site: www.jamisonpianos.com
John G. Ravert
Ravert's Piano Restorations, Inc.
9 Meadowvale Dr.
Home Phone: 570-538-2155
Work Phone: 570-538-2155
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.
John R Grant
202 Lynncrest Court
Home/Work Phone: 410-952-8168 (Cell)
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. 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. I have local access to a top level re-finisher who specializes in piano re-finishing. Although I do not maintain a web site specifically for my restoration activities, I currently have only about a three month back-log and can offer competitive pricing. Please call, write, or email to discuss your needs.
Osborne Keyboard Restoration
155 Shughart Rd
Home/Work Phone: 717-448-7555
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.
738 W Hamburg Street
Home/Work Phone: 410-963-7352
727 Truman Avenue
East Meadow, NY
Home/Work Phone: 917-757-4207
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.
525 Thurston Street
Home/Work Phone: 508-954-3624
435 Chevron Ave., Unit 52176
Dover AFB, Delaware
home/work phone: (520) 255-7625
I have been restoring player pianos since 2012. My background is specifically in player piano rebuilding, and I like to have a "whole instrument" approach with my rebuilds and restorations. I am located in Dover, Delaware, but serve all the surrounding areas to include Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Wilmington/Philadelphia, Southeastern Maryland, and Southern New Jersey. Currently accepting small rebuild projects (facilities for full rebuilds coming soon!), as well as regular service calls and tunings. Feel free to call/text, or email me with all your player piano concerns!
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407 19th Ave, Brick, NJ, 08724
Phone Number 732-840-8787