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For the care and repair of your Pianola.

Servicing, repairs and full restorations undertaken.
Our work is carried out to a very high standard using traditional methods
and materials.
While our prices reflect this high standard you will find them to be pleasingly realistic when compared
to some of the competition.
We provide a 2 year guarantee on all Pianola action restorations as
a matter of course.
Steck Pedal Electric Duo Art

For Sale and Wanted:

Steck 88 note Pedal Electric Upright Duo Art.


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Restoration

ebay sniper

Wilcox and White ‘Angelus’ Player

Melville Clarke 58 note push up player

Steck Duo Art

Rachals Autopiano

Steck Half Duo Art

Testimonials


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Simplex action

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Some points to consider before having your pianola restored:


*This may seem obvious, but try and get more than one quote. There are about half a dozen restorers in various locations of the UK and there are a wide variety of prices offered.


*Most expensive is not necessarily best. I have recently worked on a number of pianolas that were restored at huge expense about 10 years ago and it has become clear that these restorations were very poor and incomplete, (see *marked items on the ‘Pictures’ page) leaving unfortunate customers with no choice but to spend more money having  these problems rectified. A good restoration should last at least a generation, say 30 - 40 years with normal usage and maintenance. I automatically give a 2 year guarantee on all major restorations to give the instrument time to settle in and deal with any minor teething problems that might arise.


*Do not allow your pianola to be removed from your house before a firm price for the job is given, it will be more difficult and expensive to have it returned when you discover how much you are going to be charged for a full restoration.

A competent technician will be able to make an accurate assessment of work required and costs, on site.

I charge £70 plus 45 pence a mile for a full written assessment which I waive if you decide to go ahead.


*Restoration of your pianola is not usually a sound financial proposition. They are rarely, if ever worth the cost of restoration. The labour intensive nature of a good restoration means the work will never be cheap, though neither does it have to be outrageously expensive. In my experience most customers have their pianolas restored for sentimental reasons and to leave them for the next generation to enjoy.


*Be clear about what you want to have done and avoid being talked into doing more  than originally agreed. The average pianola does not need to be brought up to concert standard for it to give many more years of trouble free service. Although of course it can be if that is what you want!


Testimonials

If you have used my services in the past and wish to leave a comment or have anything to say about the Pianolacare website please send me an email by


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While I aim to reply to all correspondence promptly, there may, at times, be a delay due to my work commitments. If this is the case, your patience would be appreciated, I will get back to you.

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Gotha Steck

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Sir Herbert Marshall and Rose player

finished in white polyester

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