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Thread #71953   Message #1235677
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
28-Jul-04 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: Seeking your knowledge of pianolas!
Subject: RE: Seeking your knowledge of pianolas!
It is important to learn something about the history of the piano. After all these years, the piano's history if probably more importnat than anything about it. If it's been stored in a barn or garage, it has probably deteriorated badly.

The first thing to do is to play some of its lowest notes. If they sound like music, that is good. If they don't, give up, because they are the most stable notes on the piano.

If the low notes do sound good, I would ask a tuner/technician to look the piano over and advise whether it is worth buying.

Remember that the piano isn't just for playing rolls. You can play it yourself just like any other instrument. We had one when I was junior-high age, and we enjoyed it.