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#638456 - 06/27/03 09:10 PM Working on an old piano
lglaminger Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 1
Loc: Brownsburg, IN
My appologies if this causes anyone to cringe...

A few weeks ago, we picked up a 1911 Kohler and Campbell upright (for no real good reason other than it "was there"). After getting it into our woodworking shop, we decided to figure out what we might do with it. I was totally ignorant of pianos in general and, like so many posts I've read here, thought I had made some wonderful deal.

Soon, the joy of owning a priceless vintage instrument faded away and the reality of what we had set in.

But the process of researching this subject, got us believing that it's not beyond our ability to make this thing functional. The more we looked into it, the more interested I became in learning to work on it.

We've put together a small web site to share our ups and downs:

Larry & Carol\'s Piano Adventure

Please note that there is nothing for sale, no pop ups and your visit won't get you added to any spam list.

We would appreciate any comments/advice etc...

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#638457 - 06/28/03 01:58 AM Re: Working on an old piano
Brian Lawson, RPT Offline
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Registered: 07/04/01
Posts: 647
Loc: South Africa
You seem to have had the fun you wanted, your website stopped at http://piano.laminger.com/cabres4

The Action, how is that?
Brian Lawson, RPT
South Africa


#638458 - 06/28/03 06:02 PM Re: Working on an old piano
Ron Alexander Offline
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Registered: 06/17/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: North Carolina
Looks good on the outside. What about the inside?
Since the piano was made around 1911, I'm sure the action and strings are in pretty bad shape.
You may want to review stevespianoservice.com

He has some good info on this website.

Ron Alexander
Piano Tuner-Technician


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