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Post by Bill Kibby » 07 Mar 2004, 19:19

The only one that comes to mind is New York, but I'll see what I can find. Press www below.
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Post by Bill Kibby » 06 Sep 2004, 11:48

I had an email from Juliette, whose ancestor Walter Mayell made pianos in Walthamstow, East London, where I grew up. Other than that, there are some modern pianos with the name Anthony Mayell.
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Post by Jazzy » 09 Feb 2009, 11:46

Hi
I am also trying to find out about Mayell pianos. I have seen a couple for sale recently but I cannot find any information about them. The piano I have seen is a modern, mahogany, upright piano, overstrung, underdamped with a Schwander mechanism. I am told it is English and in good working order but I am not sure whether it is worth paying for a technician to take a look or not. I would not consider buying anything without advice as I know very little about pianos, but I dont want to waste my money.

Hope someone can help.

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Post by Bill Kibby » 09 Feb 2009, 12:32

It always seems to me that when one is buying a musical instrument, information means nothing, what is needed is a musical assessment of the instrument by someone who can play, and a technical assessment by a technician. No information we can supply will tell you what you need to know, but as far as age is concerned, have a look at the Datemarks page at http://www.pianogen.org

If it's not worth paying a technician, it's not worth buying it.
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Post by Ron Bird » 09 Jul 2009, 18:55

I recently bought a Mayell piano. It was riddled with moth, and the keys had to be relaid completely. The action, though, remains clear of moth, despite infestation in everything else! It appears to be a Wakefield Spencer - the veneers on the panel edges had to be reglued in several places, exactly characteristic of the Spencer. It's a good piano, though, with a Schwander action.
I wonder if Anthony Mayell bought out the WF outfit.

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Post by Peter Smith Pianos » 10 Jul 2009, 09:06

We have a modern Antony Mayell piano in stock it is 35 years old and in very good condition,its basically a Kemble piano,all British parts and Schwander action,its a very nice looking and sounding piano with very little use,there are a few piano names out there that where not built by the main English makers in the last 50 years,but hundreds of names and many different cabinet styles.
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Post by Bill Kibby » 10 Jul 2009, 10:20

Thanks. I'm sorry if I am a bit dense, but I can't quite follow that sentence.
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Post by troy444 » 02 Apr 2011, 14:40

Hi Leasa

It is some time since you posted this message. If you wish to know anything about a Mayell Piano please get in touch on tony.mayell@yahoo.co.uk

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Post by 454MBangel » 29 Jul 2017, 10:34

I came across this site by accident and was surprised to fined so much interest and so much misguided information by so called professionals. There's no connection with New York or any other country or any other piano makers. All the pianos were manufactured in Bletchly now Milton Keynes. If anyone would like to know more about Mayell Pianos please get in touch with me directly my contact details are as follows:

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Post by Bill Kibby » 30 Jul 2017, 09:52

The only other one I know of is John Mayell, (nothing to do with the Bluesbreakers) who established his business at 547, Broadway, New York in 1861. Being a piano historian, I don't normally get asked about anything as modern as your pianos!
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