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Accutone Piano Service posted 2 photos.Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 2:12pm

Here are two pics of the finished, fully restored Symphonic back at home with its family. The owner's parents had bought it from Larkin Mail Order Co. (a Sears competitor out of Buffalo) when he was just a kid. Now it works again -- for the first time in several decades. He was thrilled! #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianorestoration #pianotuning

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Accutone Piano Service posted 10 photos.Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 2:05pm

The Chicago trip ended a complete success, and we got home to CNY just before the storm hit. We returned the ca. 1914-1920 Symphonic player to its proud owner. Then while we were in town, we did an interior restoration on all the working parts of the 1926 Steinway Model L that his wife had owned, before she passed away. It brought us great joy to see these two family heirlooms brought hack to life to entertain the family for years to come! #piano #pianos #pianotuning #pianorestoration #pianotechnician #steinway #steinwayandsons

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Accutone Piano ServiceFriday, January 11th, 2019 at 3:40pm

After all that work, it was important to test the tone and touch of the Steigerman. We took turns playing a few songs and making fine tweaks. Here dad (the senior technician) plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. The improvement in this piano was astounding. (Please be kind on the playing, we are technicians ... not pianists.) πŸ˜‚ Enjoy! #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianotuning #music #beethoven

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Accutone Piano Service posted 6 photos.Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 3:31pm

Today was the big day for the Steigerman grand at the local school. Although not a well known brand, this piano is remarkably well made, even if the action was a disaster when we started. Today the action went back in and the fine regulation was completed; the repaired lyre, formerly broken, was reinstalled; the entire piano was cleaned inside and out and then polished to a mirror-like shine. Then we did the fine tuning... #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianotuning

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Accutone Piano Service posted 2 photos.Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 4:30pm

This is the action to a Steigerman grand piano from about 15 or 20 years ago. The piano is built of very high quality materials, we were surprised to find. However the action was a total mess (the second photo is us starting to reset the hammer blow). We spent an entire day on this thing on the bench, and tomorrow it goes back and gets the final regulation and tunings. #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianotuning

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Accutone Piano Service posted 8 photos.Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm

Except for a last tuning, this Symphonic player upright is finished after a full restoration! Symphonic is virtually unknown today, but was made for the Larkin mail order company out of Buffalo, NY. As of 1914, the pianos were built by members of the Knabe family, who left Knabe after it had been purchased by the American Piano Company in 1908. Larkin ads for Symphonic uprights, player uprights, and baby grands have been seen as late as 1921. This piano is a real gem; it looks and sounds fantastic even though in the past it survived a severe flood! She arrives home on Monday!

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Accutone Piano Service posted 6 photos.Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 12:26pm

This week's project: Replacing the (badly worn) hammers on a customer's 1926 Steinway grand. They came out beautifully! Now for a full regulation... #piano #pianotuning #pianotechnician #pianos

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Accutone Piano Service posted 2 photos.Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 9:23am

This new set of hammers is for a 1926 Steinway we are restoring for a customer. It is amazing what you can do with old hammers when they are resurfaced properly, but sometimes they're just too far gone and the best option is to replace them. This piano will sound incredible when we are finished! #piano #pianorestoration #pianotechnician #pianos #steinway

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Accutone Piano Service posted 3 photos.Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 1:35pm

Regulating, action repair, and key leveling on the ca 1910-1915 Symphonic player upright we are currently working on. This pneumatic player will really sound incredible, as the piano portion of the instrument has tremendous tone and sound. We are excited to return the finished instrument to its home in Chicago in mid-January!

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Accutone Piano ServiceWednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:00am

1930 Sterling Grand Piano fully restored, with QRS PNOMation digital player system - Midwinter price reduction to $12,500! See more photos/videos on our website at http://accutonepiano.com/for-sale/
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QRS PNOmation3 Plays "That Old Black Magic"
At Accutone Piano Service, we've been restoring antique player pianos for decades -- standard, Duo-Art, AMPICO A and B. However, we are now offering this bea...
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Accutone Piano ServiceSunday, November 25th, 2018 at 11:46am

Shhhhh, quiet, please. Tuning in progress... πŸ™‚ #pianotuning #piano #music

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Accutone Piano ServiceSaturday, November 24th, 2018 at 11:21am

Turn an ordinary Saturday afternoon into the extraordinary with the QRS PNOmation3 entertainment system, now available from Accutone Piano Service. We can install this player system into virtually any type of piano, and it can be controlled from your favorite mobile device!

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