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A “Win-Win” Restoration: Junior League of Charleston’s Broadwood

One of the less obvious advantages of a piano’s expense is that their value can increase with restoration and be sold for a profit – with the right buyer, of course. This is just what Junior League of Charleston, S.C. intends to do when the restoration of their 1865 Broadwood Cottage Grand Piano is complete. continue reading

Home is Where the Heart is: A 1909 Mission Arts & Crafts Style Vose & Sons Piano Returns to its Native City

Estate sales are fun places to stumble upon unique and even rare objects. Recently I purchased a Vose & Sons piano from an estate in St. Louis that was no ordinary piano.       For starters, Vose & Sons built truly exceptional pianos. The company was established in 1851 by James Whiting Vose in Boston, continue reading

Restoring the Un-restorable: Flood-damaged Steinway Pianos from Grand Ole Opry Brought Back to Life

Click here to watch Michael Stinnett discuss the restoration process of the historic Opry pianos: http://youtu.be/trRo_Hh1qQI The 1,000-year flood in Nashville caused enormous swelling of the Cumberland River in 2010 and damaged many buildings throughout the city, including the Grand Ole Opry House. The Opry lost many of its valuable, historic keepsakes and instruments, and three continue reading

Antique Piano Shop: Where Pianos Go to Survive

Warehouses full of used, unwanted pianos waiting to be taken to their final resting place at the dump; Pages of ebay listings and Craigslist ads of cheap unwanted uprights that can’t find a bidder or even someone to take a worn-out piano for free: These may as well be scenes from a horror film, if continue reading