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KIMBRELL & SON ANTIQUE PUMP ORGAN
AND PLAYER PIANO RESTORATIONS (since 1947)

240 Royal Ave
Florence, Alabama
35633
Phone 256-767-7177
E-Mail to: Majkim@aol.com

Total restorations (no repair jobs only) guaranteed for five years. Free estimates, free Reminisce Room Museum at workshop location.
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Daniel Geoghegan
DANNY'S PIANOS & ORGANS INC.
1751 W. Copans Rd., Suite 3
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA
Zip Code: 33064
Phone Numbers: (954) 974-7022 FAX: (954) 974-5916
E-mail to: Daniel Geoghegan at: pianodan@mindspring.com

Certificated technician for: QRS Pianomation, Piano Disc and Disklavier.
In business since 1980.
Installations of QRS Pianomation and PianoDisc player systems in any acoustic piano; in our shop or in the customer's home; in south Florida, Caribe, Central and South America.
Over 600 systems installed; including: Dealers, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, "piano-bars" and residences.
(Editor's Note: Not the person to call if you want to have your pneumatic player piano restored. He discourages people from restoring the player action.... John A Tuttle)
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Bill Maxim (Registered Piano Technician)
Maxim Piano Service
212 Newpark Place
Columbia, SC 29212
Cell: (803) 609-4761
E-Mail to:Bill Maxim at: maxim.bill.33@gmail.com

Over 40 years' experience tuning and repairing pianos, serving the entire state of South Carolina from Columbia and Greenville. While I retired from active piano tuning January 1, 2020, I am continuing with player piano and reed organ restoration.
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Ferdinand Pointer, RPT
The Piano Company
1169 N Hercules Ave
Clearwater, FL
33765
Phone No. 727-443-2293
FAX No. 727-467-0843
Website: www.thepianocompany.com
E-Mail to: Ferdinand Pointer at ferd@thepianocompany.com

I have been a full time piano tuner-technician, rebuilder for about 30 years and a Registered Piano Technician in the Piano Technicians Guild for 27 years.

I rebuild all sorts of keyboard instruments. This includes 88 note players, reproducers, manual and self player pump organs, regular pianos, modern players of the 60's and 70's (Aeolian, Wurlitzer, Kohler & Campbell, Kimball), modern players of the 80's (Universal, Classic, QRS)

I have for sale a reproduction in brass the black two layer gear found in the transmission of the model E and F Kimball Electromatic players. This gear is $85.00 with instructions for installation or you may send me the entire transmission and I will install the new gear and test the motor and return it to you for $125.00 return postage paid.
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Robert M. Turner
13267 State Hwy 160
Cleveland, AL
35049
Phone: (205) 559-7415
E-Mail: rmtoriginals@mac.com
WebSite: http://www.rmtoriginals.com

Piano Disc Installations in shop or on site any location. 23 years experience Pianocorder and service on all models of PianoDisc PDS1000, PDS32, PDS128, PDS128 Plus Yamaha Discklavier setup and High performance calibration and regulation. Complete piano rebuilding and refinishing.
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Greg Seagraves
Inzer Pianos
P.O. Box 223
Lilburn, GA, 30048
Phone: (770)237-9358
Fax (770)237-9310
E-mail: inzerpianos@gmail.com

In business since 1965, we offer in home tuning and service and in our shop we do complete rebuilding / refinishing of all types of pianos including: player pianos, nickelodeons, reproducing pianos, square grands, and pump organs. Custom built nickelodeons are available on special order. We also sell parts and supplies to hobbyists and technicians.
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Arthur Marino
11320 NW 31 Place
Sunrise, FL
33323
Phone: 954-292-9981 (cell)
E-Mail: Marinopiano@aol.com

I am a player tech located in southeast Florida, Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach area. I was co-owner of the Duffy Player Piano Co. of Palisades Park, NJ (Later Albanese Pianos) for ten years. When my partner passed on, I continued the business as A & T Piano Company in Lodi. Duffy's sold new Aeolian players and we did a huge business in Pianocorder installations and restorations. I have relocated down here in Florida and continue my player work on a small scale. I am qualified in the repair and restoration of Ampico, Duo-Art and upright players of all makes.
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Jane Purtzer
Purtzer Pianos
253 Maxwell Street
Decatur, GA
30030
Home Phone: 404-378-8310
Work Phone: 404-378-8310
E-Mail: purtzerpiano@att.net

Web Site: www.purtzerpiano-atlanta.com

Purtzer Pianos is located in Atlanta, Georgia. I've been restoring pianos/players for 25 years and aim to have my work be like new. I also teach and play piano.
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Joseph D Gotta RPT
A 440 Piano Service
7701 Gayle Avenue
Charlotte, NC
28212-7131
Home Phone: 704-563-8230
Work Phone: 704-563-8230
E-Mail: tune@a440piano.com
Web Site: www.a440piano.com

Registered Piano Technician member of the Piano Technicians Guild. Serving Charlotte and surrounding communities since 1987. Services include: Piano tuning, action repair, action regulation, voicing, string repair, appraisals, climate control, etc...
As far as I know, I am one of the very few competent technicians who isn't afraid of players and am perfectly comfortable with tuning, removing the player stack for action repair and misc. string repair as well as the occasional tubing or bellows repair and tracker bar cleaning. When it is apparent that the player action needs rebuilding, as often is the case, I refer folks to Wendell Oliver of the Charlotte Piano Company.
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Sam Harris
122 Harell Street
Greenville, NC
27858
Home/Work Phone: 252-321-0177
E-Mail: Samharris@suddenlink.net

No longer doing full restorations but can help with small repairs. Specializing in the 88 note player piano. Some reproducing player piano system experience. With the children, time is limited but I will try to help if I can.
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Robert Loeffler
Roberts Musical Restorations
2172 N. Spring Garden Ave.
Deland, FL
32720
Home Phone: 407-234-4747
Work Phone: 407-234-4747
E-Mail: robertsmusicalrestorations@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.robertsmusicalrestorations.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsRestorations

At Roberts Musical Restorations we are a full-service restoration company that specializes in vintage mechanical music machines. Known for our high-quality craftsmanship, vast knowledge and understanding to make these marvelous instruments appear and perform like no others. We do it ALL In house. (Cabinet work, duplicating parts, stained glass, metal working etc)! We are the guys that can bring back the dead! We use the highest quality materials available. No corners cut here to ensure that your restoration will last and perform for many years to come! Offering quality restorations on Mills Violano, Orchestrion, Nickelodeon, Player Piano, Band Organ, Dance Organ, Fair Organ, Calliope to name a few.

We Pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make each of our completed restorations the best example known to exist. Our vast knowledge and experience allow us to restore instruments to perform at their best. We don't just restore and carry on other mistakes that have been performed in the previous life of the instrument. We test and regulate every aspect to achieve the best performance possible.

And YES, We are the one that people talk about that make Violano's SING!!!! The best in Violano Restoration (so they say).

Considered by many to be the leader in MIDI additions to enable these historic machines to play current songs in addition to playing their original songs without permanently altering the instrument so they can be enjoyed for years to come. (When applicable)

If you want to sell an item or have it restored DON???T hesitate to give us a call. We are eager and more than happy to help in any way we can.

Just Remember, ???Don???t trust those who Claim to be the best, trust those who Prove to be the best.???

References gladly given upon request!

Robert Loeffler
robertsmusicalrestorations@gmail.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsRestorations
Roberts Musical Restorations
2172 N Spring Garden Ave
Deland Florida 32720
407-234-4747
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Michael & Gene RayBould
Piano Tuning by RayBould, USA
P.O. Box 31, 3708 Mount Zion Road
Ferguson, NC
28624-0031
Home Phone: 336-973-4197
Work Phone: 828-964-7657
E-Mail: raybould@wilkes.net

PIANO TUNING / REPAIR / FULL RESTORATIONS
Historically accurate "Period Restorations"
Uprights, Grands, Players, Pianomation Systems

"Many thanks to John Tuttle!"

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Ron Hodges
Pneumatic Piano
108 Oriole Drive
Ahoskie, NC
27910
Home Phone: 252-619-7344
Work Phone: 910-622-0744
FAX: 866-788-2285
E-Mail: pneumaticpiano@live.com

I have been rebuilding player and reproducing pianos since 1981.
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Peter Carlos Estep
Estep Piano
711 Eno St.
Hillsborough, NC
27278
Home/Work Phone: 919-732-1886
E-Mail: esteppiano@gmail.com

I am a 40 year veteran of piano service and came across you site recently. I would like to possibly list as a player technician as I have reopened my rebuilding facility after a 7 year shutdown due to health reasons but am back in full swing. I trained on players in the 70's and have not made it a mainstay of my piano service but have always worked on them. I am presently in the process of restoring a Seeburg E 1926 nickelodeon and will be posting it's progress on my website. I am more interested in full restorations but will do some road service. Also - I am only basically familiar with electronic systems.
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Rick Cooley
Rick's Pianos
2523-C Lawrenceville Hwy
Decatur, GA
30033
Home/Work Phone: 770-938-1056
E-Mail: Rpianos@gmail.com

I've been in the trade since 1972. I worked for Mauldin Pianos(retired), Inzer Pianos (now operated by Greg Seagraves), McCool Pianos (retired), Stone Mtn. Music Museum (Tommy Protsman, deceased and now closed) I've owned my own shop since 1988 in Decatur GA, (metro Atlanta). Through the middle 90's I specialized in player restoration, although since then I do mostly straight piano restoration. Except for cabinet refinishing, all work is done by me, I'm known for excellent historically correct restoration and rebuilding. I don't advertise my player work but do a bit for old contacts, as you know its very time consuming and rather messy at times. I've done many AMPICO As & Bs, Duo Arts, Weltes, many pumpers of all types, and many coin ops (no organ). I don't consider my shop a player shop but am happy to be listed as a resource. I think my old friend Greg Seagraves and I are the only old shop trained player guys left in metro Atlanta. I appreciate your interest and applaud you (Player-Care) and the player digest (MMDigest) for your work.
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Tuneful Trophies Piano Service
2375 Lexington Road
Athens, GA
30605
Home/Work Phone: 706-351-7817
E-Mail: harmonythump@icloud.com

Providing meticulous tuning, repair and restoration on all types of pianos, player pianos, and reed organs, since 1971. All work done to original factory standards or better, guaranteed! Clients include the University of Georgia, major area churches, professional musicians and executives from the recording, finance and food industries. Live performance of 1890-1940 era music also available for special events, from the former lobby pianist for the Robert Osborne Classic Film Festival.
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David Z. Oppenheim
411 Dyches Drive
Savannah, GA
31406
Home/Work Phone: 912 655 0521
E-Mail: oppenheimdavid@rocketmail.com

I have been restoring mostly home player pianos since 1973. I am not interested in full rebuilding projects, but will be glad to perform in home service calls on players, reproducers, and coin pianos.
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Don Teach
10503 E Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
71115
Home/Work Phone: 318-518-5805
E-Mail: musicguy440@gmail.com

Profession rebuilder of antique mechanical musical instruments. Over 45 years experience. References available.
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Tom Durante
706 50th Street East
Durante's Music Technical Services
Bradenton, FL
34208
Home/Work Phone: 941-932-0878
E-Mail: tuning.dmts@gmail.com
Website: www.durantemt.com

Rebuilding players for the past year or so. Worked on seven so far. Serving Bradenton, Florida since 2013
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