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Specializing in the restoration of orchestrions and band organs, and in custom music roll arranging for these instruments, since 1972. No rolls are kept in stock. Not available for telephone consultation at this time. For information on purchasing my books Piano Servicing, Tuning and Rebuilding and Player Piano Servicing and Rebuilding, Click Here. My book The Golden Age of Automatic Musical Instruments is available by mail order only from the publisher, Mechanical Music Press. This major work includes the history of automatic instruments, technical information, collecting stories, tracker scales and key frame layouts in 158,000 words and hundreds of beautiful color pictures. For more information, go to: www.mechanicalmusicpress.com This major work includes: -- 250 color photos of restored instruments, inside and out -- a substantial text packed full of historical and technical information -- descriptions of instruments from a musical point of view, explaining what makes each one unique and interesting -- an illustrated tour of famous public collections from 1927 to the present -- valuable tips for new collectors My books Treasures of Mechanical Music (with Q. David Bowers), and The Mills Violano-Virtuoso (with Mike Kitner) are currently out of print, and I do not have any copies for sale.
Courtney Lannom, Inc.
2648 Newport Boulevard, Suite B
Costa Mesa, CA
work phone: 949-645-3960
toll free: 800-979-4042
Web Site: www.PlayerPianoPros.com
Diane DeTar & Wayne Johnston
8490 Nentra Street
La Mesa, CA 91942 (San Diego Area)
Phone: (619) 464-4542 (or in California) 1-800-76-PIANO
Web Site: http://www.playertechs.com
Diane has been a Piano Technician since 1975. Wayne has been a Technician since 1994 and is also a machinist and a skilled custom woodworker. Both are Piano Technicians with extensive rebuilding experience with player pianos, reproducers and orchestrions. Wayne is a certified QRS Pianomation Technician and does installations and service of the units. He also installs PianoForce and custom MIDI systems on all types of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Currently they do service in the Southern California, Arizona and Nevada areas.
Stephen K. Goodman
Professional Player Piano & Nickelodeon Restoration Services
E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.mechanicalmusicrestoration.com
Service area: National/International.
Complete restoration of orchestrions, coin-pianos, organs and reproducing pianos. Midi and music roll arranging and composition for all automatic musical instruments. 30 years experience. Service calls and Appraisals also available.
John R. Pohlpeter
Another Time Restoration
18347 S. Redland Rd.
Oregon City, Oregon
Work/Shop: 503 631 8033
E-mail to: email@example.com
Web Site: http://www.anothertimerestoration.com
Restoration, sales complete rebuilding services of automatic musical instruments. Player Pianos, Band Organs, Orchestrions, Pumporgans Reproducing pianos and rolls avail. Hours 8 to 6 Mon.-To-Weds. Fridays 8 to 6 Weekends by chance or appt.
Denis Wilkinson, Piano Technician
10325 SW 28th Ave
Phone No: 503-246-3337
Denis was recommended by Al Menashe as a very competent player technician.
Rick Bourgeois Richard Bourgeois Pianos
Phone No. 925-432-9076
Rick is an excellent technician, and always has a few player restorations going in his shop.
(Info submitted by: Marc Kaufman at kaufman@CS.Stanford.edu)
9854 Occidental S.
E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Piano Technicians Guild.
All Repairs. Rebuilder of player pianos.
Pianos That Play
Nick and Denise Morris
Los Angeles ,CA
E-Mail to: Nick and Denise Morris at: NPianoworks@aol.com
Web Site at: www.Pianosoftware.com
We are in the Los Angeles, California area (Canoga Park). We do have a ton of Pianocorder Parts and still do Service calls for this system. Also, we do all player system installations/Service as well as Pianocorder service.
Roger's Piano Service
4815 Diamond Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tuning, regulation, repair, rentals/sales, rebuild players since 1983...associate member P.T.G.
Broadmoore Automatic Instrument Restorations
908 Glenoaks, #3
San Fernando, CA
Main Phone: (818) 365-6231
Cell: (818) 361-0911
E-mail To: email@example.com
Complete piano and player piano rebuilding services; all makes and models. Also the inventor of the PowerRoll system. Serving the Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. 48 years experience. Also does 'in-home' tuning and repairs.
James (Jim) Williams
799 Maple Street
Phone: (801) 394-7263
E-mail To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I saw your listing on the MMD for a player piano technician in Utah. I work on player pianos, how may I be of help to You? I have been working on players for 35 years. Please let me know how I can assist you, or others in need repair work.
P.O. Box 1358
Gold Beach, Oregon
E-mail To: email@example.com
Feel free to add my name to your list of technicians in Oregon. I keep very busy with my own projects and usually don't take on work for other people but if someone were in a bind, I'd be happy to consult or lend a hand.
Jeremy Stevens, AMICA MBSI PTG
E-mail To: JGStvns@aol.com
I work on and restore mechanical musical items on the side. I am currently very busy with several Seeburg and Mortier restorations but I can sometimes work in a few items once in a while. I'm curious to find out about any interest for mechanical music in Utah, it is very scarce around here. I live in Kaysville, about 25 north of Salt Lake City, Utah.
17805 Aqua Vista Lane
E-mail To: firstname.lastname@example.org
WebSite: Sierra Music Rolls
Sell recut player piano rolls, specializing in Recordo. Provide recutting service on our own perforator, using the customer's files. Reading service not available from us yet, but will be in the future.
The Player Shop
914 Norumbega Drive
E-mail To: PlayerShop@aol.com
Specializing in rebuilding, service and tuning of reproducing pianos and pipe organs. 45 years in the business.
12196 Pettit St
Moreno Valley, CA
E-mail To: email@example.com
Web Site: www.reproducingpianos.com
Specializing in restorations and service of fine reproducing pianos, player pianos, nickelodeons, orchestrions, band organs and other pneumatic players including player organs, reed or pipe. Over fifteen years experience. Servicing all of California.
2019 1st. Avenue
Rapid City, SD
E-mail To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 30 years in the restoration field. I have one of the most complete shops in the area. Pianos, Grands, Players, Nickelodeons, MIDI and custom building is what I do.
Bryan Graef and Robin Canada
Graef's Piano Service
North K St.
E-mail To: email@example.com
Clayton Graef has been one of the only player piano technicians/rebuilders between the Bay Area and Los Angeles for decades. We are his son and daughter and he has taught us everything we know for most of our lives. We tune, rebuild, refinish, and restore any piano including players.
Ken's Piano Sales & Service
Twin Falls, Idaho
E-mail To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.kenspiano.com
Player Piano repair and servicing. Experienced in all makes and models. Pianomation and PianoDisc installation. 30+ years experience.
Player Piano Restoration and Tuning
11102 Langmuir Av
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 818-352-4470 (home)
E-mail To: email@example.com
I restore all types of Player Pianos and tune them. References available. All work done by non-grumpy person.
1527 W. 13th St. #C
E-mail To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a player piano specialist for 30 years. My family has been into players for 3 generations. Dick Leonard, another of the player technicians listed at Player-Care, is my Uncle. I specialize in all pneumatic instruments and disc systems. If you have any questions, please contact me. I'm in the Los Angeles area.
28205 Spring Winds Dr.
Home/Work: (951) 928-2569
E-mail To: Cheka_92585@yahoo.com
Sales and service of player pianos and reproducing pianos
Pedigo Piano Inc.
4707 Evergreen Way, Suite B
Toll Free 888.757.7887
Email Bruce: email@example.com
Information E-mail To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.pedigopiano.com
Web Site: http://www.knabepianos.com
Serving the Northwest since 1964
40 plus years in the same location. Piano automation experts, Restringing, tuning, rebuilding refinishing with an emphasis on hand rubbed Lacquer and other poly finishes. two retail show rooms, Huge piano rental fleet (we get lots of practice) Average experience level is 30 years plus.
530 Fifth Avenue SW
work phone: 503-295-1180
Web: Michelle's Pianos
A family-owned piano company specialized in piano restoration, tuning, moving, rentals, and learning. Michelle's staff of piano technicians, refinishers, movers, musicians, and sales consultants are here for you.
We are an authorized dealer for the PianoDisc player system, which is one of the leading digital player systems, and the most advanced in sound reproduction. We have the player in our showroom on regular bases. We are open seven days a week, and invite you to visit us. We look forward to helping you.
1007 Carriage Lane
home phone: 307 234 2555
work phone: 307 235 0516
Web: Restoring Player Pianos
My work consists of repair and rebuilding of pneumatic player pianos, using high quality materials. The following article about my business, was published in the American Profile Magazine (11/08). I also provide a local piano moving service.
Melander Piano Service
home phone: 970-231-9825
work phone: 970-231-9825
Worked as a player technician in Minneapolis from 1970 - 1976. Back in the business I love after a 30 year engineering career. Certified PianoDisk technician. Piano Technicians Guild Associate Member.
Jay B Atwater
Heritage Restoration, Inc.
341 N Market St Suite B
home/work phone: 801-546-4401
Web: Heritage Restoration, Inc.
At Heritage Restoration we restore the outside of pianos. Our standard finish is applied to upright pianos and grand pianos usually get a grain filled hand rubbed finish. We refinish organ cases and pump organs. We restore player stacks, billows, and pneumatics. We restore the inside of pump organs (billows, valves, reed cleaning and adjusting). I am not a piano technician so tuning, regulation, pin blocks, sound boards etc. are subcontracted out.
Dunkley Music Pianos
545 North Main Street
home/work phone: 435-770-1876
Add'l Phone Number: 801-513-3121
Web: Dunkley Music Pianos
Complete piano and player piano rebuilding, refinishing and restoration services. Rental and sales of new and used upright and grand pianos available as well as full-service piano moving technicians. We service the Wasatch Front and Cache Valley.
Michael White Piano Service
P.O. Box 413
home/work phone: 208 788-1526
Work/Cell Number: 208 309-1528
I have been a Piano Technician for about 35 years and have enjoyed working on Player Pianos for about 30 of those years. There is nothing quite like seeing an old Player Piano restored to life again! Player Pianos are a living breathing part of the past that jump to life every time you pump the pedals! My main income is piano tuning and repair. Player pianos are my meticulous, nostalgic side trip adventure.
6508 E Via Fresco
Anaheim Hills, CA
home/work phone: 714-404-2635
This gentleman has been in the player piano business for about 50 years. He was involved with Universal from the beginning and still supports the system. He also supports the PianoCorder system and is, to my knowledge, the only remaining source of PianoCorder tapes. As well as handling the solenoid-operated and modern electro-pneumatic player systems, I've also been told that he is a superior rebuilder of the reproducing player grand pianos. Recordings made using a piano he restored grace the home page at Player-Care. As the owner of the piano told me, "One of his great innovations for that RBB, was using his proprietary Lexan valves instead of the originals. It's his design, made out of Lexan plastic! They function beautifully as you can hear from the recording, very responsive, and will never go bad for many years beyond the original wood valves lifespan." For more information about Randy and what he offers, visit his web site. (Written by John A Tuttle.)
Martin C. Sigley
Gold Coast Pianos
583 Cypress Ave
San Jacinto, CA
home/work phone: (951) 837-7050
Web: Gold Coast Pianos
When it comes to restoring your prized antique or family heirloom you want the finest quality craftsmanship available. We at Gold Coast Pianos use many of the same materials that the original manufacturers used from the 1920's such as animal hide glue, tanned chrome leathers and high quality rubber coated fabrics. Couple that with our innovative restoration methods which are trade secrets, it would be difficult to find a better restoration out there.
Ray and Dan Ternstrom
1377 Milton Ave
Walnut Creek, CA
home/work phone: (925) 939-2475
Todd and Sharon Lyall
T & S Piano Tuning & Service
P.O. Box 116
South Pasadena, CA
home/work phone: (626) 799-3490
Todd and Sharon Lyall have been tuning, repairing and rebuilding pianos for over 35 years. Both apprenticed at Freehold Music Center in Freehold New Jersey, an authorized Yamaha Service Center, and specializing in the restoration of Vintage Pianos. Completed training at Yamahas' Little Red School training program in Buena Park and also trained at Universal Player Piano Factory in Culver City. Trained at PianoDisc in Sacramento California. Customer database is very extensive. They include Dreamworks Productions, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Disney. Also, T & S services all Glendale Libraries, Parks and Recreation and The Glendale Civic. Also, tuners and technicians for the Pasadena Playhouse and many schools request their service, including South Pasadena Unified, San Marino Schools, Cal Tech and many other neighboring area schools. T & S tunes for a large amount of piano teachers, as well as several members of The Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Todd & Sharon Lyall still tune all pianos by ear. Never use a machine. Service includes some minor voicing of hammers and pitch raising, if needed, included free with tunings.
Brian E Grado
633 West Katella Ave, Unit N
home/work phone: (949) 415-2380
home/work phone: 530-589-3676
RPT since 1977. Piano tuning, player piano servicing & repair.
My love of player pianos brought me into the piano biz when I was just out of high school--NO, I'm not going to say how long ago that was, let's just say Simon & Garfunkle were very popular back then. I also do some work on pipe organs.
Barry C Casper
Antique Nickelodeon Co
4425 Annie Oakley Dr
Las Vegas, NV
home/work phone: 702-523-3873
John M Kirin
88 South "E" Street
Virginia City, NV, 89440
home/work phone: 775-847-0484
I have over 25 years experience in instrument evaluation, tuning, repairing, and restoring automatic musical instruments - player pianos, player organs, coin-operated pianos and orchestrions, in addition to pipe organs, reed (pump) organs, and melodeons. I can also fabricate any missing parts or components as well as arrange instrument moving/shipping if needed.
Player Piano Tuning and Service
175 Avenida Segovia
Anaheim Hills, CA, 92808
home/work phone: 714-273-1859
Westfahl's Piano Co.
310 S. 3rd
Laramie, Wyoming, 82070
home/work phone: 714-273-1859
We have completely rebuilt perhaps 100 pneumatic player pianos, of all brands, including reproducers and orchestrions, over our 40 years of business. We are also authorized PianoDisc dealers and factory-trained PianoDisc installers.
3150 Highway 32 Suite A
Chico, CA, 95973
home/work phone: 530-924-4469, mobile: 732-642-1100
I own a Yamaha/Hailun/Pearl River/Roland dealership in Chico CA, and am also a piano technician. We sell, install, and service Disklavier, PianoDisc, and QRS systems, and I'm deep into my first PianoForce repair.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
home/work phone: 714-797-7295
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