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CLASSIC
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Classic Player Pianos were made in Seneca, PA during the 1980's and 1990's. The company originally installed player mechanisms that were, for all intents and purposes, identical to those found in all modern Aeolian player pianos (made from the 1960's through 1985). In the late 1980's, Classic started installing the Universal-style player system, but soon switched to a re-engineered system of their own design. The new system incorporated the best features of the Universal system along with major changes in the electronics and a far better synthetic pouch made of Tuftane instead of the 'then failing' Preflex pouches found in the Universal players.

Classic later received contracts from Wurlitzer and Baldwin to produce player pianos bearing those names. The Baldwin players of that era were simply called Baldwin players. The Wurlitzer players were sold under the tradename "Casino".

The Classic Service Manual covers modern player pianos with the names "Old World", "Cameo", "Heritage", "Baldwin", "Casino", "Victorian", "Limited", and "Casablanca". The earliest Classic players with the Aeolian-type player system are most easily identified by the fact that the Tempo Control is under the flip panel in front of the piano keys. For the correct manual for those units -click here.

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Since "Player-Care" is an internet business, I prefer that we correspond via E-Mail (click here to fill out the 'Request Form'). However, if I'm not in the middle of some other activity, you can reach me at 732-840-8787. But please understand that during the hours from 8AM-5PM EST (Mon-Sat), I'm generally quite busy. So, I probably won't answer the phone. If you get the answering machine, please leave a detailed message stating the reason for your call. Also, repeat your name and phone number clearly and distinctly. By necessity, I prioritize everything in my life. And, if you call and just leave your name and number, and ask me to call you back, it might be a day or two before I return your call. Why? Because I don't know why you want me to call and I might not be prepared to assist you in an effective and efficient manner. If you leave me an E-Mail address (which I prefer), spell it out phonetically. The more you do to help me, the more I can help you in return. Don't rush. You have four minutes to record your message.

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407 19th Ave, Brick, NJ, 08724
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