- ESTABLISHED 1964
IRA MALEK PLAYER PIANOS
Welcome to Ira Malek Player Pianos. Ira Malek Player Pianos has been buying, selling, restoring and appraising exclusively player pianos since 1964. We have 25 Roll Operated Antique Player Pianos for sale, listed on our inventory page. We cover Player Piano repair with extensive player piano restoration. We can not only restore antique roll operated player pianos, but we can also install a new player piano mechanism from QRS ( QRS Pianomation ) in pianos that were not originally player pianos. We are also dealers for the new Story and Clark Player Piano by QRS. Ira Malek has personally himself restored all player pianos from inception of his business in 1964 until 1988, when he was joined by his son, Robert Malek. Ira handles all facets of player piano restoration from outside case to inside piano and player restoration.
What sets Ira Malek player pianos apart is we restore only player pianos and restore them to three different levels along with full specifications and photos. Our testimonial page is indicative of our capability and reputation, with a commendation from the president of QRS.
Level 1 is where the inside player and piano mechanism is restored. The outside as well as the foot pedals and spoolbox area are untouched original. This provides the antique old look for your home décor. We can modify this as needed. So, if you wished to just have the foot pedals done for example, no problem.
Level 2 is the same as level 1 with the exception that with level 2 the outside case of the player piano is refinished along with cosmetic restoration of the spoolbox and foot pedals.
Level 3 is where the player piano is restored inside and out not just mechanically, but cosmetically. It both looks and performs good as new. The nickel and brass is also protective clear coated to help make it resistant to tarnish over time.
NOTE: THE WATERMARK SOFTWARE WE HAVE USED ON THE PHOTOS BELOW IS FREE "DEMO" SOFTWARE. WE HAVE CHOSEN TO USE THIS BECAUSE THE DEMO WATERMARK ON THE TOP LEFT PROVIDES EVEN MORE PROTECTION TO OUR WORK.....
In addition, all restorations receive Abel hammers, Roslau wire and Nickel plated pins.
Other options Ira Malek Player Pianos offers is suction motor electrification with light in the spoolbox to read the words on the rolls better and automatic shutoff. We also can mount the suction motor in a different room or below the floor as to be totally silent during player piano operation. The light in the spoolbox can go on whether you pump the player piano or turn on the suction motor. It can also be turned off.
We also offer honky tonk or rinky tink attachment on player pianos that didn't come with it originally. This provides a great old fashioned sound option.
On the following pages, we discuss value, show pictures of some of our work and testimonials ( the rest of our pictures and testimonials however were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. ) We removed the pianos before the flood. However, hundreds of pictures and testimonial documents were left in a draw about 3 feet up. Unfortunately, the flood water came to about 6 feet. We also have our page containing actual written and typed letters of customer testimony over the years and our page of photos of player pianos we have in our inventory.