IRA MALEK PLAYER PIANOS

A WESER BROTHERS MAHOGANY ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDES. THIS IS A LEVEL 3 RESTORATION. NOTE THE REFLECTION OF THE WALL OFF THE SIDE OF THE PLAYER PIANO. AND YES, THIS WAS ACHIEVED WITH VARNISH WHICH IS CORRECT FOR ORGINAL RESTORATION.  HOWEVER, WITH THIS VARNISH, YOU COULDNT SCRATCH IT WITH YOUR FINGER NAILS IF YOU TRIED...THIS PLAYER PIANO IS FULLY RESTORED, INSIDE AND OUT, FUNCTIONALLY AND COSMETICALLY AS IF IT IS BRAND NEW. EVEN THE NICKEL AND BRASS WAS COATED TO BE TARNISH RESISTANT. THE NAME OF THE PLAYER PIANO IS BORDERED ON THE FALLBOARD AND THE INSIDE TOP COVER. IF YOU HAVE EVER HEARD OF AN AUTOMOBILE RESTORATION BEING TO A CALIBER THAT YOU CAN " EAT OFF THE ENGINE. " THIS IS IT. OUTSIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION WHICH HAS OIL AND OTHER MOVING PARTS THAT HAVE DRY FILM GRAPHITE LUBRICANT, YOU CAN LITERALLY EAT OFF THIS PLAYER PIANO, INSIDE AND OUT... IN ADDITION, LIGHTS WERE INSTALLED OUTSIDE THE PLAYER PIANO SHINING BENEATH THE KEYBED AS WELL AS THE SPOOLBOX AND THE MOTOR WAS PUT IN ITS OWN SEPARATE BOX OUTSIDE TO THE RIGHT OF THE PLAYER PIANO. THIS MOTOR COULD BE PUT ANYWHERE THE CUSTOMER WANTS. IN A DIFFERENT ROOM, OUTSIDE, BENEATH THE FLOOR, ETC. THE PLATE WAS REMOVED AND REFINISHED AND THE SOUNDBOARD WAS REFINISHED AS WELL. AS I SAY REGARDING LEVEL 3 RESTORATIONS, TAKE IT TO THE POINT THAT IT IS SUCH A GORGEOUS WORK OF ART, IT IS WORTH THE RESTORATION,  FOR ITS LOOKS ALONE, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT IT IS A PLAYER PIANO AS WELL ! JUST LIKE A CLASSIC CAR THAT WAS FRAME OFF RESTORED, YOU MAY NOT EVEN WANT TO USE THE PIANO WITH EXCEPTION OF RARE OCCASION. UP TO YOU. IT IS READY FOR MANY, MANY YEARS OF HEAVY USAGE.

HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE DRIP EFFECT MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO WITH BI-FOLDING DOORS !

A BEAUTIFUL MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDES.

HERE IS AN ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO PAINTED WHITE. THIS SHOULD NEVER BE DONE IN OUR OPINION. HOWEVER, WE ARE SOMETIMES ASKED TO DUE TO HOME DECOR. SINCE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT AN ARTCASE IN WHITE, WE REQUIRE PAYMENT IN FULL BEFOREHAND.

A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDES. BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS.

HERE IS A PLAYER PIANO WITH ORNATE STAINED GLASS AND AN ANTIQUE STYLE FINISH THAT WAS SOMEWHAT POPULAR IN THE 60'S AND 70'S. THIS TYPE OF FINISH SHOULD NEVER BE DONE TODAY. WE NO LONGER DO THEM.

​A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDES.

NOW THIS IS REALLY AMAZING. A WHITE PLAYER PIANO WITH STAINED GLASS. BUT WAIT !!!! CHECK THE MOLDING UP TOP AGAINST THE WALL AND NOTICE HOW THE DEPTH IS SO SHALLOW ??? THE OWNER HAD THE WALL CUT OUT SO HALF THE PLAYER PIANO WENT INTO THE WALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ITS NOT JUST THE PLAYER PIANO, BUT RATHER HOW IT IS DISPLAYED AS WELL.. UNIQUE !

A MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO WITH BEAUTIFUL GRAIN AND ORNATE LEGS WITH MATCHING BENCH.

​A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH  ORNATE THIN PILLARS, ORNATE THIN LEGS AND STRAIGHT SIDES. BEAUTIFUL.

A STRAIGHT LINED MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO. THIS PIANO WOULD HAVE LOOKED MUCH BETTER PAINTED A TWO TONE WITH STAINED GLASS.

DRIP EFFECT MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO. NOT ALL STRAIGHT LINED MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANOS ARE PLAIN. CONSIDER THE GRAIN AS WELL.

A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDES. GORGEOUS ! PERFECT CHOICE FOR THE HOME DECOR.

​A BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO WITH STAINED GLASS AND BORDER AROUND NAME. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW EVEN A PLAIN PLAYER PIANO CAN BECOME BEAUTIFUL IF PROPERLY RESTORED.

A RATHER PLAIN MAHOGANY UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO WITH NEW BRASS HARDWARE AND BORDERED NAME ON FALLBOARD.

WITH THIS PLAYER PIANO, ROUND STAINED GLASS IS UNIQUE. WE HAVE TO MITER OUT THE DOORS TO DO THIS. SOME PEOPLE THOUGH WISH TO RETAIN THE ORIGINAL WOOD DOORS THAT WE REFINISH AND INSTALL WHOLE STAINED GLASS PANELS IN THEIR PLACE. NOTE THE GOLD BORDERING HERE. QUITE AN ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION BETWEEN THE COLOR, THE STAINED GLASS AND THE GOLD...

​A BEAUTIFUL OAK PLAYER PIANO WITH WONDERFUL GRAIN.

A BLEACHED WHITE PLAYER PIANO. WE NOW SEND THE PIANO OUT FOR THE BLEACHING UPON RARE REQUEST.  WE DONT RECOMMEND THIS AND REQUIRE THE PLAYER PIANO TO BE PAID FOR IN FULL IN ADVANCE SINCE VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN THIS LOOK. THE PROBLEM IS, ITS HARD TO SAY HOW MUCH A PLAYER PIANO SHOULD BE BLEACHED. WITH THIS ONE, YOU CAN SEE SOME LIGHT AND DARK VARIATIONS ( CAMERA ISSUES TOO FROM LONG AGO ) THAT NATURALLY OCCUR. HOWEVER, GO MORE BLEACHING TO REMOVE THIS ? HARD TO SAY.  IT WAS LIKE THE REQUESTS FROM YEARS AGO WHERE PEOPLE WANTED A PAINTED COLOR AND WOOD GRAIN COMBINED SO YOU PAINTED ONE TO TWO COATS AND HOWEVER IT CAME OUT WAS SOMEWHAT UNPREDICTABLE AND HARD TO QUANTIFY. WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT TWO TONE. THIS IS DIFFERENT.

BEAUTIFUL WHITE PLAYER PIANO WITH STAINED GLASS. CONSIDERING THE BACKGROUND, WOOD FINISH WOULD SEEMINGLY HAVE BEEN A BETTER CHOICE BY THE CUSTOMER. HOWEVER, SOMETIMES PIANOS SUCH AS THIS ONE ARE PLACED IN A ROOM TEMPORARILY TO BE MOVED INTO A ROOM WHERE THE WHITE FITS PROPERLY.

DRIP EFFECT MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO.

​ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL OAK PLAYER PIANO.

​SOME PLAYER PIANOS HAVE TO BE DISASSEMBLED DOWN TO THE HARP TO BE REMOVED AND THEN PUT BACK TOGETHER. THANKFULLY I WAS THERE TO HELP !

A BEAUTIFUL DRIP EFFECT MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO. PERFECT MATCHING FOR THE DECOR OF THE ROOM.

HERE IS A TWO TONE PLAYER PIANO IN WHITE AND YELLOW WITH STAINED GLASS. NAME WAS RETAINED AND BORDERED. NOTE HOW NICE A TWO TONE PLAYER PIANO LOOKS WITH STAINED GLASS. JUST BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO BE A PLAIN STRAIGHT LINED MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO, IT DOESNT MEAN IT CAN BE MADE BEAUTIFUL.

TAKE A PLAIN PLAYER PIANO, GIVE IT NEW KEYTOPS, POLISHED BRASS AND STAINED GLASS AND IT COMES ALIVE.

THIS MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO FROM LONG AGO, SHOULD HAVE HAD STAINED GLASS INSTALLED IN THE SIDE ANGLED SQUARES, AND / OR WHITE PAINT. HOWEVER, SOMETIMES, HOME DECOR DICTATES OTHERWISE AND THE PIANO DOES HAVE A VERY GOOD FIT IN A HOME WITH CONSERVATIVE MAHOGANY FURNITURE. NOTE THE NEW PINS IN THE BACK OF THE SPOOLBOX. YES. ALL OF OUR RESTORATIONS RECEIVE NEW PINS, STRINGS, HAMMERS AND DAMPERS.

MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ATCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDE WALLS. BEAUTIFUL. ONE FAMILIAR PLAYER PIANO RESTORER IN TRAINING....

A PLAIN PLAYER PIANO. HOWEVER, THE DRIP EFFECT MAHOGANY MAKES IT SPECIAL. THIS IS NO REGULAR STRAIGHT LINED MAHOGANY PLAYER YOU PAINT WHITE OVER.

A BEAUTIFUL MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDE WALLS WE SOLD TO OUR FRIENDS DAUGHTER IN MIAMI, FLORIDA.

 HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL WHITE UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO WITH STAINED GLASS AND HONKY TONK PULL LEVER ON THE LOWER LEFT UNDER THE KEYBED. I'VE ALWAYS LIKE THE WHITE DIRECTION WHENEVER YOU HAVE A PLAIN UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO. WHITE WITH GOLD ACCENTS AND STAINED GLASS IN MY OPINION IS EXCELLENT.

A BEAUTIFUL STROUD MAHOGANY UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO.

A GORGEOUS GEORGE STECK DUO ART GRAND PLAYER PIANO IN CIRCASSIAN WALNUT.

A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE SCHMIDT DAUBER PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDE WALLS. THESE ARE THE COLLECTIBLES.

STRAIGHT LINED UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO WITH MATCHING STAINED GLASS. HOME DECOR CAN DICTATE BUT ONCE AGAIN WHEN CHOOSING A COLOR, GO WITH WHITE OR BLACK.

A PLAYER PIANO PAINTED BLACK. HOWEVER, THE SPOOLBOX IS RARE IN THAT IT WAS DONE IN WOOD, RATHER THAN BLACK. THE CONTRAST HERE IS  ATTRACTIVE.

MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDE WALLS. BEAUTIFUL.

HERE IS AN UNUSUAL PLAYER PIANO THAT HAD BORDERS ON THE SIDES OF THE FRONT SO YOU COULD INSTALL STAINED GLASS THAT WAS SO POPULAR YEARS AGO. WHILE MOST PLAYER PIANOS REQUIRED INSTALLATION ON THE SLIDE DOORS, THESE ARE FIXED PANELS. SINCE THE FALLBOARD WAS CURVED, MY DAD BORDERED THE NAME WITH RED FELT RATHER THAN WOOD. .

AN ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH STAINED GLASS AND CURVED SIDE WALLS. BEAUTIFUL.

BEAUTIFUL OAK WOOD GRAIN ON THIS PLAYER PIANO. STANDARD PLAYER SYSTEM WHICH YOU CAN TELL BY THE S IN THE CENTER OF THE SPOOLBOX. THE STANDARD SYSTEM WAS ENGINEERED IN GERMANY AND LICENSED FOR USE HERE IN THE U.S. THERE ARE TWO COMMON SYSTEMS THAT ARE DESIRABLE IN UPRIGHTS. ONE IS THE STANDARD AND TWO IS THE AEOLIAN / AEOLIAN DUO-ART.

WHEN YOU HAVE A LARGE PLAYER PIANO WITH PLAIN GRAIN, THE BEST WAY TO GO IS WITH WHITE. THE SIZE AND THE COLOR REALLY STANDS OUT AND GIVES THE PLAYER PIANO A STATELY APPEARANCE. SIMILAR TO A LATE 70'S LINCOLN MARK V. YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO GO DOWN THE BLACK DIRECTION AS WELL. 

BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY ON THIS PLAYER PIANO. IT ISNT ALL ABOUT THE CARVINGS. IT'S ABOUT THE WOOD TOO.

A PLAIN PLAYER PIANO WITH NICE STAINED GLASS. WITH SOME PLAYER PIANOS, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE IVORY KEYTOPS OUT BECAUSE OF THEIR CONDITION AND INSTALL PLASTIC OR BONE. THE PLASTIC AND BONE IS WHITE AND THE IVORY IS WELL, IVORY COLOR. MATTER OF OPINION OF WHAT YOU PREFER. IVORY AND BONE HAVE A BETTER MORE NATURAL FEEL FOR PIANIST PLAYING HOWEVER.


BASIC CASE PLAYER PIANOS LIKE THIS, YOU USUALLY SWITCH OVER TO WHITE OR BLACK AND INSTALL ORNATE STAINED GLASS.

AN AEOLIAN PLAYER PIANO IN WALNUT. A BEAUTIFUL PLAYER PIANO ( NOTE: POOR PICTURE COLOR QUALITY ) AEOLIAN AND STANDARD PLAYER SYSTEM PLAYER PIANOS ARE ALWAYS DESIRABLE. THE CASE HERE ISNT BASIC AND IS BEAUTIFUL. THE PICTURE IS POOR. THE PICTURE JUST BELOW IS OF THE SAME PIANO ! COMBINATION LIGHT AND DARK WALNUT WOOD. BEAUTIFUL.

DARK BLUE PAINTED PLAYER PIANO WITH BLUE STAINED GLASS. 1970'S STYLE PIANO FROM THE 1920'S. 

A MATCHED CIRCASIAN WALNUT PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDE WALLS, STAINED GLASS AND GOLD ACCENTS !

STRAIGHT LINED MAHOGANY IN COMBINATION WITH DRIP EFFECT MAHOGANY, PLUS INLAY. THESE ARE THE TYPE OF SPECIAL PLAYER PIANOS THAT ARE DESIRABLE. ALSO, NOTE THE CUT OUT OF THE FRONT BY THE TOP OF THE DOORS. UNIQUE....

A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDE WALLS. BEAUTIFUL ! 

IN THE EARLY 1970'S, WHEN PAINTED PLAYER PIANOS AND STAINED GLASS WERE IN VOGUE. NOW, STAINED GLASS IS STILL THE WAY TO GO BUT THE PAINT DIRECTION ISN'T UNLESS THE PLAYER PIANO HAS A PLAIN CASE AND THEN YOU USUALLY GO WHITE OR BLACK.  THIS IS A YOUNG AND SONS PLAYER PIANO. IF YOU ZOOM IN ON THE DECAL, YOU WILL NOTICE WHERE IT SAYS UPRIGHT GRAND. THIS IS BECAUSE THE HEIGHT OF THESE OLD PIANOS WAS EQUIVALENT TO A BABY GRAND !!! NOTE ALSO THE HONKY TONK LEVER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE KEYBED.

A FINE AEOLIAN PLAYER PIANO WITH THE PINS, STRINGS, KEYS, PIANO AND PLAYER MECHANISM REMOVED. NEW FELTS ARE INSTALLED ON THE KEYBED, THE PLATE IS REFINISHED WITH NEW BLACK LETTERING. OF SPECIAL NOTE HERE IS THE WOOD ON THE INSIDE WALL ! THIS IS FULL TESTIMONY TO THE NECESSITY TO DO A CLASS 3 RESTORATION, INSIDE AND OUT. IT IS QUITE APPARENT THAT MANY MANUFACTURERS OF THE UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANOS WERE INTERESTED IN MORE THAN JUST BEAUTY ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE !

VALVE WORK ON AN UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO. NEW LEATHER, MICROMETER THOUSANDTHS OF AN INCH TOLERANCES, RESEALING. EVERYTHING MULTIPLIED BY 88 ( 88 NOTES ) GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH WORK IS INVOLVED IN RESTORING A PIANO / PLAYER PIANO.

A MAHOGANY GRAND PLAYER PIANO. PINS, STRINGS, HAMMERS, DAMPERS, PLATE RESTORATION. THE DIFFERENCE IN WOOD TONE IS DUE TO SHADOWING EFFECT ON THE CURVATURE OF THE GRAND WHEN THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN.

A WEBER GRAND PLAYER PIANO IN WALNUT. DUO- ART PLAYER PIANOS SUCH AS THIS ONE FEATURE THE SPOOLBOX ON TOP, GIVING THE PLAYER PIANO INCREASED ARTISTIC APPEAL AND EASE OF READING THE WORDS ON THE ROLLS. WITH THE AMPICO STYLE PLAYER GRANDS WHERE THE ROLL IS UNDERNEATH, WE USUALLY RECOMMEND SWITCHING TO THE QRS PIANOMATION PLAYER SYSTEM AND REMOVE THE AMPICO PLAYER SYSTEM.

A BEAUTIFUL OAK PLAYER PIANO. OAK PLAYER PIANOS, EVEN WITHOUT ORNATE CARVINGS ARE RARE AND HENCEFORTH, DESIRABLE.

AN EXCELLENT KNABE PLAYER PIANO. BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY CASE. FEATURING EXTRA LONG KEYBED AND UNIQUE LOW HEIGHT. A REAL GEM.

A SCHMIDT DAUBER PLAYER PIANO. MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT.  THESE ARE THE TYPE OF ART CASE PLAYER PIANOS YOU WANT.  THEY HAVE CURVED SIDE WALLS WHICH YOU CANT SEE IN THIS PICTURE. BEAUTIFUL.

A RATHER PLAIN UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO. HOWEVER, THE WOOD IS DARK GRAIN MAHOGANY AND VERY NICE.

MANY YEARS AGO, THE PAINTED PLAYER PIANO WAS SOMEWHAT IN VOGUE. NOW, ITS GENERALLY  WHITE OR BLACK. THIS WAS A VERY NICE SMALL BUT NOT TOO SMALL SOMEWHAT ORNATE UPRIGHT. THIS TYPE OF UPRIGHT IS RARE AND DESIRABLE. DUE TO ITS CARVINGS, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN NATURAL WOOD FINISH. HOWEVER, IT WAS DONE TO MATCH THE BACKGROUND IT WAS GOING INTO. STAINED GLASS IS ALWAYS A NICE TOUCH, ESPECIALLY WITH THE PIANOS THAT MAY HAVE PLAIN WOOD. THIS PIANO DIDN'T HAVE SLIDING DOORS FOR THE SPOOLBOX SO STAINED GLASS WAS CERTAINLY THE WAY TO GO.

AN OAK WURLITZER NICKELODIAN. ANOTHER RARE PIECE.

MY DAD AT ABOUT 58 YEARS OLD.

VERY UNUSUAL TO FIND AN ARTCASE STRAIGHT LINED PLAYER PIANO LIKE THIS ONE. BEAUTIFUL AND RARE. 

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF AN ARTCASE MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT PLAYER PIANO. NOTE THE STAINED GLASS OF COURSE. THIS IS OPTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL. KEEP THE ORIGINAL WOOD PANELS WE PROVIDE, REFINISHED OF COURSE. THE NAME OF THE PIANO WAS RETAINED AND BORDERED.

MY DAD AND I MANY YEARS AGO . I FIRST STARTED TUNING PIANOS WHEN I WAS 13. THIS PLAYER PIANO HAD TO BE TAKEN APART TO THE HARP TO BE REMOVED FROM THE BASEMENT IN ORDER TO BE RESTORED.

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A DRIP EFFECT MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO. NOTE THE NEW STRINGS ON THE HARP.

NOW THIS PLAYER PIANO IS SOMETHING INTERESTING. THE OWNER WANTED THE ARTCASE PAINTED !!! AND.... GET THIS...HAVE HOLES PUT INTO THE CASE !!!!!!!!!!AFTER THE HOLES WERE MADE, THE HOLES WERE TO BE PAINTED IN WITH BLACK PAINT !!!! I WILL NEVER FORGET BEING A LITTLE BOY AND MY DAD HAD ME HIT THIS PLAYER PIANO ALL OVER WITH THE BACK SIDE OF A CLAW HAMMER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEEDLESS TO SAY, MY DAD WAS PAID IN FULL FOR THE PLAYER PIANO BEFORE THIS ARTWORK ???? WAS DONE !!!!

A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDE WALLS.

YES. EVEN PLAYER PIANOS LIKE THIS RECEIVE NEW PINS, STRINGS, HAMMERS AND DAMPERS. NOTE THE SHINING WIRE IN THE FOOT PUMP AREA.

BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO WITH DRIP EFFECT GRAIN.

AND THERE I WAS. I BELIEVE I WAS IN KINDERGARDEN. I ACTUALLY REMEMBER THIS !!!

SOMETIMES A PLAYER PIANO HAS TO BE MOVED IN BY CRANE !!!!

HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY PLAYER PIANO WITH ORNATE LEGS, PILLARS AND TWO BI-FOLDING OPENING DOORS ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT IN FRONT !

RESTORATION OF GRAND PLAYER PIANO PLATE, SOUNDBOARD, DAMPERS, PINS AND STRINGS.

A BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY SCHMIDT DAUBER ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO. GORGEOUS.

A BEAUTIFUL OAK PLAYER PIANO. OAK PLAYER PIANOS ARE QUITE RARE AND DESIRABLE.

A VERY NICE PLAYER PIANO WITH STAINED GLASS, BEAUTIFULLY MATCHING THE BACKGROUND DECOR.

STRAIGHT LINED PLAYER PIANO WITH NICE STAINED GLASS. THE PIANO THOUGH SOMEWHAT PLAIN, ACTUALLY FITS PERFECTLY WITH THE DECOR. NOTE THE 1970'S STYLE PLASTIC SLIP COVER OVER THE LAMPSHADE !!!!! LOL ! AT LEAST THERE WAS NO SLIPCOVER OVER THE COUCH TOO ! COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE. LOL !

A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDES. NOTE THE NEW STRINGS WHERE THE FOOT PEDALS ARE.

​A WHITE UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO WITH MATCHING BENCH. STAINED GLASS WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE HERE.

A VERY ATTRACTIVE TWO TONE PLAYER PIANO WITH STAINED GLASS. THE TWO TONE IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL.

A MATCHED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT ARTCASE PLAYER PIANO WITH CURVED SIDES. BEAUTIFUL !

SOME CUSTOMERS YEARS AGO WANTED THE PAINT / WOOD EFFECT ON A PLAYER PIANO. THIS IS WHERE YOU APPLY ABOUT 1 COAT OF PAINT UPON THE WOOD FOR A HYBRID EFFECT. IN THE 1970'S, THESE STRANGE STYLES, ALONG WITH THE COLOR RED WAS IN VOGUE..

MANY YEARS AGO, MY DAD AND I HAD A "LOSS LEADER" BY THE NAME OF GOETZ AND CO. WHO MANUFACTURED THE PIANO. A STRAIGHT LINED, PLAIN PLAYER PIANO, PAINTED BLACK BY MY DAD AND INTENDED TO BE THE LEAST EXPENSIVE PIANO WE HAD SO PEOPLE CAN COME IN TO SEE THIS AND THEN SEE THE BETTER ONES. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE LATE 80'S, EARLY 90'S HERE. NOWADAYS TIMES ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. ITS HIGH END  ONLY. HOWEVER, I FONDLY REMEMBER, THIS PLAYER PIANO BEING ADVERTISED IN A LOCAL PAPER ( HOW ABOUT THAT ! ) AND ITS MEMORIES OF BEING THE UGLY PIANO THAT SUCCESSFULLY SOLD SO MANY OTHERS FOR US. THE ENDING OF THIS PLAYER PIANOS HISTORY WITH US IS STORYBOOK. IT WAS SOLD TO A MAN THAT LOVED PLAYER PIANOS BUT DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE NICE LOOKING ONES. BUT BOY WAS HE EVER SO HAPPY TO HAVE A PROPERLY PLAYING PLAYER PIANO NONETHELESS. ITS RARE TO FIND SOMEONE WHO LOVES A PLAYER PIANO AS MUCH AS HE DID TO ONLY BUY THE CHEAPEST YOU HAD, NOT TO MENTION HOW HAPPY HE WAS TO DO SO. TO TOP IT OFF, HE WAS A YOUNG ITALIAN MAN IN HIS LATER 20'S. NOT AN OLDER MAN WHOM YOU MIGHT EXPECT WOULD HAVE SUCH AN APPRECIATION FOR PLAYER PIANOS. HE BOUGHT A TON OF ROLLS AS WELL. THE PLAIN GOETZ THAT NO ONE WANTED WAS LOVED AT LAST. IT WAS THE LAST LOSS LEADER WE DID AND IT MADE MORE MONEY FOR US IN SALES THAN ANY ONE PLAYER PIANO DID ON ITS OWN......