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    This is a video of the tuner playing this 105 year old player piano I wanted to restore. It is a wonderful instrument but sadly, the restoration is way too expensive for my budget. I needed a player piano and not a regular piano so I got another, working player and this one is sitting in my ante-room. But not for much longer. If I can't get someone to take it, it's going to have to go to the big concert hall in the sky. I know it's a long shot but if anyone knows anyone that wants an upright with a great sound, here it is for free!


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    List it on your local Craig's List and see what happens. I have an 1884 Chickering that needs restoration. For now its sitting in my living room.
    “Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could’ve become beer, but didn’t.” ~ Walter Thornburgh

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    Why don't you stay
    Justa little bit longer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pHlX1xGARA

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58limited View Post
    List it on your local Craig's List and see what happens. I have an 1884 Chickering that needs restoration. For now its sitting in my living room.
    I tried that. Miami is so full of weird people I took it down. Not one legit call. Sigh.

    I'm from New York, hung out in the village and alphabet city as a teenager sometimes all night. Never got nervous. But the freaks I meet here make all spider senses tingle. This is a crazy (in the clinical sense) place.


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    You might try contacting a piano store, some of them take them in on consignment. The store my wife got hers had several up here, so I bet there are lots in Miami. Not sure how that all works, but it may get it out of your way.

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    Years ago when I lived in San Diego there was a piano tuners/repairers club. They did this for fun, weird huh but if you could find one in your part of Florida I'll bet someone would love it.

    Also it basically works as a regular piano, there has to be a senior center, a teen center, a community center somewhere that could use a piano.

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    I'd throw it on eBay for 0.99c
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    Quote Originally Posted by kudapucat View Post
    I'd throw it on eBay for 0.99c
    It's been there for a month. At 0.99c.





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    Just for fun, you might relist it as a good piano that plays OK and price it at say $100-200 dollars. at 0.99c most people probably think it is just a piece of junk that you are hunting for them to get rid of for you.

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    Some antique shops will take things to sell on consignment, you might look into that.
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'll try them all.

    I really do want to save it. I would even pay to take it to a storage place until I could do the work myself in a year or three.


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    It found a new home! Last minute salvation. Saved from the dump hours before the sanitation guys were going to break it up and haul it away.


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    Awesome news!
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