Mickleburgh Piano straight-strung overdamped

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Mickleburgh Piano straight-strung overdamped

Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 30 Jul 2011, 14:50

Are the origins of this piano known please?
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A number stamped near the pins says 29993
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Re: Mickleburgh Piano straight-strung overdamped

Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 30 Jul 2011, 16:02

The reason for my asking is that I'll be receiving it in part-exchange in the next week or 2.
Did the Mickleburgh piano shop MAKE these pianos?
Or just repolish an old Stencil piano and then put their own name on the front?
Or something else?

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Re: Mickleburgh Piano straight-strung overdamped

Post by sussexpianos » 30 Jul 2011, 16:28

Its a stencil. They do it to a lot of pianos when they strip. The photo looks like a standard old straightstrung with a modernised case (used to be a nice traditional case with panels, straight legs etc.)
Looks like a burn item to me.
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Re: Mickleburgh Piano straight-strung overdamped

Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 31 Jul 2011, 09:52

Do we know if Mickleburgh put their sign on it at the point of manufacture or if they perhaps renamed old stencil pianos with their own name?

The previous owner of this piano bought it from Mickleburgh in the 1970s. Obviously the piano wasn't new in the 70s which made me think it could have been repo usher and rebadged by that shop.
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Re: Mickleburgh Piano straight-strung overdamped

Post by Gill the Piano » 31 Jul 2011, 17:33

Try asking Bill on the History thread. Any dates on the end key?
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