Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How Much Will it Cost To Restore Andrea The Piano?

First of all,
let me say that my pianist owner has done extensive research.
She called and inquired to places in Metro Detroit, Michigan,
and indeed, all over the United States.

She decided on the Antique Piano Shop in Tennessee
for a variety of reasons.
I'll write another blog post explaining why
we chose this place for my restoration work.
The numbers in the blog post, then,
reflect what it will cost for restoration work at this particular shop.

A Grade 2 Restoration, which includes strings, pins, hammers, felts, woodwork and so much more, will cost $22,000.00.
(you can visit The Antique Piano Shop for complete details on a Grade 2 Restoration).

Moving me from Michigan to Tennessee will cost $900.00.
Repeat that dollar amount for the trip back home.

A finished matching historically correct Victorian piano stool
will cost $500.00.
(Please note that a piano bench is actually 20th century, 
something that started as a fashion trend.)

-QRS/PNOmation (player action) will cost $7,500.00.
Please note that the Antique Piano Shop
is the only shop in the United States
that will work this feature on Square Grand Pianos.
This should further give you an idea of just how unique
and special a piano I am!

Grand Total for Restoration Work: $31,800.00

         The Piano 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Piano Parts

A piano has more than 12,00 parts,
I believe it's more like 12, 116 for a modern day Steinway Grand Piano.
The action for 1 key alone is more than 57 parts.
So, for 88 keys that's 4,500 parts.. . . just for the keys!

It's no small wonder my restoration work
will take a full year to complete!

Post by The Friends of Steinway Mansion.

          The Piano


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wanna See Some Leg??!!?

. . OK, piano leg!

Here's what my leg will look like once restored.
This piano leg is on a grand piano restored by The Antique Piano Shop,
where I hope to go for my restoration work.
This leg is on a Grand Piano and I am a Square Piano, but both are made of Brazilian Rosewood.

This is what my legs look like now.

Just thought you'd like to get an idea!

        The Piano

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

92-year-old Pianist

I suppose in the life of every human, there will come a time
that you no longer play football or soccer or baseball or basketball.
There may come a time when you  no longer take to the mat
for those graceful flips and tumbles of gymnastics.

But even when you're 92 years of age,
you can still enjoy a Steinway piano!

. . and at 143 years of age,
a Steinway piano can still be enjoyed!

When my pianist owner is 92,
I do hope she will be enjoying me
as much as the graceful pianist in this video.

           The Piano

Monday, February 9, 2015

Ah, Bach!

My pianist owner just loves Johann Sebastian.

She dreams of the day that she will be able to play this piece,
Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G Major,
on this old Steinway once I'm an fully restored.

To tell the truth,
I can wait for that day either!

Ah, Bach!
Now, this is music!

            The Piano

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Imagine. . . .

"Imagine me restored
Ivory repaired.
Music rack refinished
Strings and pins replaced.

"Imagine all the music
that could come from me. . .

". . you may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us
when the fund raiser begins!"

(pianos dream, too!)

       The Piano.

And the winner is. . Andrea The Piano!

My pianist owner had lunch yesterday
with a group of  friends from facebook.
They all met up at Magdaleno's Restaurant,
which is actually just a few blocks up the street
from The Little Piano House, where I make my residence.

Well, they had a drawing for a $25 gift card and I won!!

Kudos to Downriver and Friends and to 3V Business Solutions.
And my pianist owner has nothing but good things to say
about Polly and the crew at Magdaleno's  in Wyandotte!

Here's the video where they call my name!

       The Piano.

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Bach Tweet

One of twitter followers tweeted this.  . . so true..
. . and oh, please do follow me on twitter!
       (pianos tweet, too!)

                               The Piano