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we have an upright duo-art player piano mfg by Hardman Peck & CO. we have been trying for quite awhile to find info about this piano.we have so far been lead to only dead ends. I read a response to a question that was asked on this website and on the inside of the piano is a stamped number which appears to be 387Z. if this is the serial number, then this should tell us some more about the item yes?

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That is probably not the serial number of the piano, which typically is five to seven numbers.  A guide is here: http://piano.about.com/od/beginnerfaq/f/piano_value.htm.  For its date of manufacture you can then consult the Pierce Piano Atlas: http://www.pianoatlas.com/howold.html.

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PLEASE NOTE! I do NOT give values of pianos OR dates! The piano service questions I can cover include general information about piano tuning: how often should a piano be tuned, what if a piano has been neglected, what is a pitch raise, how long does it take, how much should I expect to pay for service, and so forth. I can also provide information about common repairs and adjustments, such as keys that don't work, those that continue to sound after you have let off the key, how important is the regulation, can I change the tone of my piano, how can I get the keytops repaired/replaced, and so on. I DO NOT provide resale values of instruments for two reasons: first, a technician has to physically check out a unit in order to appraise its value accurately, and second, values vary widely from one part of the country to another. I also do not offer advice as to care of the piano case, as that is better left to woodworkers and cabinet makers. I also DO NOT provide information about the age of a piano, that info can be accessed at http://www.pianoatlas.com.

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I have been a piano tuner/technician in the Midwestern USA since 1974, working with customers and music stores to provide service to their pianos. I do tuning and repairs and provide free estimates on my services and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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Empire School of Piano Technology, 1973, Apprenticeship at Century Keyboards, Joplin, MO. Also I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Missouri Southern State University in 1990.

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