I am a Registered/tested member of the Piano Technicians Guild (RPT) with 49 years of experience in all phases and levels of the acoustic piano. I will answer any questions regarding acoustic pianos only. All questions and answers are to remain public. Please to not include sensitive material! If they are marked private, I will change them to public. My answers may be of assistance to others. If privacy is an issue, please contact me through my web site: http://www.onestipiano.com Electronic keyboards, organs, and player/reproducing piano mechanisms are outside of my expertise. Anything to do with: Construction, Service, Tuning, Climate Control Systems, Piano Disc, Purchasing, Selling, Insurance Appraisal, Rebuilding, Repairs, Legal issues, Maintenance, Environmental issues, Finish issues with acoustic pianos. My full resume can be found at: http://onestipiano.com/pages/history.html You can like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/onestipianoservice
In business since 1964, Extensive Rebuilding/Repair/Service facility. A certified, tested, member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Member of the Technical Advisory Service to Attorneys. Have performed piano service on Concert Stage, Recording Studios, and in the home. Http://www.onestipiano.com. The shop's work comes from all over the world from private clients or other techncians.
The Piano Technicians Guild, Master Piano Technicians of America, Technical Advisory Service to Attorneys. (TASA), IAPBT. The Piano Technicians Guild is the only organization in the US that offers a certification test to become Registered. There are no "factory authorized techncians".
The Piano Technicians Journal
Attented Temple University, Drexel University, Philadelphia Community college all in the areas of engineering and Music. I taught a two semester course in Piano Technology and the related acoustical physics at Temple University. I have taught extensively for the Piano Technicians Guild and the Master Piano Technicians of America.
Service Award for the Rose Tree Media School District in Pennsylvania. Chapter Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild.
The list is rather extensive. I would suggest you go http://onestipiano.com/pages/testimonials.html where there is a comprehensive list of clients past and present.
Mostly, after 48 years...I just like helping the consumer. Remember, there is no such thing as a "factory authorized" technician, and just belonging to the Piano Technicians Guild means nothing. One has to be REGISTERED to be qualified. Care should be taken in choosing a technician.
I would love for technicians in the field of piano technology,to be licensed in the state in which they intend to do business. I would like to see all technicians taking money for work perfomed, to be tested. This protects the consumer. I would also like to see a Piano Rebuilders' Contest just like juried contests for artists and performers and furniture makers.
The Piano Technicians Guild is an international organization that offers the opportunity for an individual to become qualified. Of the two classes of working technicians, only the Registered technician is tested and qualified. The Associate member can be a hobbyist, student, apprentice, piano mover, piano refinisher, etc.
Not all piano technicians are qualified...unfortunately. However, registered technicians from the Piano Technicians Guild must agree to a code of ethics, and this is monitored by the guild. Getting tested is a good thing. After all...how can we qualify our skills without testing. Plumbers, Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants and such all get tested. Why not piano techncians? What do they have to hide?
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Hi: There shouldn't be any confusion. It appears from your thread that you're really not going to use the piano much. If I'm not wrong here, take the offer! Any money would be better spent
Hi Russell: OK... go to http://www.ptg.org There you can find a technician in your area; several in fact. Let them know what you have and find out if anyone is interested. If not...the answer
Hi Kyle: We have to ask the question: "are we going to use the piano?" If the answer is yes, then I would go to http://www.ptg.org to find a registered tech in your area. It would be worth the price
Hi: For the Cable Piano Company, that number reveals a manufacturing year of 1926. The value is nominal. In perfect condition, a few hundred at best USD. Usually, these "midget" piano have some
Hi Jessica: First of all, the warranty isn't worth any more than the paper upon which it is written. Those are not factory warranties but "dealer" warranties and it's the dealer you would have to
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