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#611077 - 03/05/02 12:30 PM Tuning prices
Brian Lawson, RPT Offline
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Registered: 07/04/01
Posts: 647
Loc: South Africa
I assume that all those who read this are in the USA, out of interest what is price of a tuning, either what you charge if you are a piano tech or what you pay if you are a customer.
Brian Lawson, RPT
South Africa


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#611078 - 03/05/02 02:11 PM Re: Tuning prices
Jolly Offline
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Registered: 06/20/01
Posts: 14057
Loc: Louisiana
Hi Brian,

My tech's normal price is $80 American. I live in a rural area and the going rate is lower for other tuners, but A) my guy is a PTG tech, not "just" a tuner and B) he's the best within at least 150 miles and worth it. When he leaves the piano is "right".

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#611079 - 03/05/02 05:04 PM Re: Tuning prices
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Registered: 12/18/01
Posts: 341
It seems like a tuning costs about $95.00 to $100.00 US in the Northern California area.

#611080 - 03/06/02 02:35 PM Re: Tuning prices
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 884
Loc: here
Location, location, location. I get $60 for a tuning and do not work every day. I get $70 to $75 when I go out of town. I charge $35/hr in town and $40/hr out of town for any work over 1.5 hours. I live in Roswell NM, a town of 45000 with 5 piano tuners. I would enjoy information reguarding rates from other tuners. Roswell is sort of an Oasis in the Middle of the New Mexico Desert

#611081 - 03/06/02 06:12 PM Re: Tuning prices
fmelliott Offline
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Registered: 11/23/01
Posts: 894
Loc: Virginia
In Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C. The cost of a guild tuner is $80 to $100 for tuning. Voicing is $60 or more per hour. Individuals may well charge more,particularly if they are in demand. These are pretty much minimums.

#611082 - 03/06/02 07:26 PM Re: Tuning prices
TomtheTuner Offline
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Registered: 07/29/01
Posts: 806
Loc: Melbourne, Florida USA
Here on the Space Coast of Florida, I charge $75 and $ 85 if it's further than 20 miles. There are less expensive tuners, but I'm the only active RPT.
Maker of the TCHAMMER


#611083 - 03/07/02 08:02 AM Re: Tuning prices
PNO2NER Offline
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Registered: 11/26/01
Posts: 128
Loc: Traverse City, MI
Central New York state (Syracuse) tunings run from a low of $50 to a high of $75. Factors which make the difference here are: Experience, reputation, distance of travel, who the customer is (dealer, schools, churches, private), how many pianos, etc.
Mike Kurta, RPT


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