1920’s Player Piano w/ Piano Disc!
A 1920’s Brewster Player Piano completely restored in excellent condition with New PianoDisc iPad Player System and bench! The Piano was recently restored, tuned, appraised, and upgraded with the new player system by Michael Sweeney Piano Craftsman in Pennsylvania in January of 2020. The player piano system has multiple apps with various artists and genre’s including contemporary, classical/instrumental, and rock/pop music (Options to purchase additional apps is available based upon personal musical interests). Upon the completion of the restoration, the piano was delivered to NJ and professionally tuned again.
The player piano in its beautifully restored condition will make a fine addition to any house décor. It is truly a desired piece of musical history and is great for dinner parties, holidays, special occasions, personal entertainment and relaxation, etc... With the newly added upgrade PianoDisc iPad Player system there is no need to pump any pedals or insert any scrolls (original pump parts were kept as well)!!
Some notes: Dark Brown Mahogany Wood, Ivory Keys, Serial Number: 187975, Brewster Piano Co. Rochester, NY. Appraised for $19,500.00. Looking to sell at $19,500.00 but will consider a reasonable counteroffer.
Please feel free to email me for additional photos, videos, questions or concerns; I will be happy to discuss them with you!
Michael Sweeney’s 25 Step Restoration Process:
1. Disassemble the cabinet and parts.
2. Remove the cast iron plate.
3. Sand and refinish the bridges and soundboard.
4. Strip and sand the cabinet, furniture parts and bench.
5. Restore original key covering or replace.
6. Finish in the original color and sheen with 22 coats of lacquer.
7. Clean, sand, regild and dress the plate with the appropriate felts.
8. Remove and inspect the pin block (duplicate if needed).
9. Remove and inspect the underlever tray.
10. Tighten the underlevers and check the felt bushings along with the damper guide rail. 11. Rebush action parts as needed.
12. Reinstall and align the cast iron plate.
13. Set the down bearing and install new strings and tuning pins.
14. Chip tune the piano strings to concert pitch.
15. Remove original felt from the damper blocks and refinish.
16. Cut and install new damper felt.
17. Regulate dampers to the back of the key and the sustain pedal.
18. Shape, file and space the hammers.
19. Establish the hammer height in relation to the key height and dip for proper after touch.
20. Adjust let-off, drop, and back checks.
21. Tune piano in shop, repeatedly adding tension to concert pitch.
22. Refine damper regulation after they have settled.
23. Clean and buff all cabinet hardware and assemble piano.
24. Fine tune to concert pitch.
25. Professionally transport and set-up the piano in your home or stage.