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Five London Piano Makers Five London Piano Makers Brinsmead, Challen, Collard, Danemann, Welmar by Alastair Laurenc
More London Piano Makers The Chappell company produced some of the finest instruments ever seen in the UK
The Piano-Forte he Piano-Forte: Its history traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851. Author: Rosamond E. M. Harding. Hardcover.
Piano Dream Piano History Book Probably the finest book ever produced on the history of the piano, this impressive 248-page book traces the history and development of the piano, including square, cabinet, console, upright, and grand.The Broadwood Barless Piano
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by Suzi » 27 Sep 2010, 10:56
by Bill Kibby » 27 Sep 2010, 22:59
by anthony » 22 Apr 2011, 09:53
by MarkGoodwinPianos » 22 Apr 2011, 10:10
Bill Kibby wrote:Nobody anywhere can guess the condition or value of a piano without tuning it.
by Colin Nicholson » 22 Apr 2011, 11:12
by Feg » 22 Apr 2011, 11:22
MarkGoodwinPianos wrote:Bill Kibby wrote:Nobody anywhere can guess the condition or value of a piano without tuning it.
In my opinion it is bad advice to say "you need a tuner" when the owner could just upload some photos and we can give a rough assessment based on its age, physical condition and whether it is straightstrung, overstrung, overdamped or underdamped. This forum is an a good position to be a great service to people. Telling people to hire a tuner to tell them that their piano is worth £0 is not a good service in my opinion.
Let's help people out. Let's share our knowledge and opinion.
If they really need a 100% accurate valuation and assessment then yes they should hire a technician but most folk aren't asking for a 100% accurate assessment, they just want a GENERAL assessment and a ROUGH valuation. We can give that very easily.
by Bill Kibby » 22 Apr 2011, 17:31
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